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Want to buy a space rock 

Are you a space enthusiast who keeps in wondering what’s up there and how to reach the stars? Well, maybe not reach the star but you surely can buy a piece of space rock. One of the world’s largest lunar rocks is up for sale. The Moon rock, weighing more than 13.5kg, was probably chipped […]

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US releases videos of UFOs 

Do you believe in aliens? Well, our world never truly accepted their existence. But this week, the US Department of Defence released three declassified videos that show US Navy pilots encountering what appear to be unidentified flying objects. The grainy videos, which the Pentagon says depict “unexplained aerial phenomena”, were previously leaked, with some believing […]

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A super Earth and five Neptunes! 

Scientists have discovered a six-planet system — a “super-Earth” and five “mini-Neptunes” which display an exceptionally regular spacing, hinting at how the system may have formed. The planets revolving the star HD 158259 in the Draco constellation were found using the SOPHIE spectrograph installed at the Haute-Provence Observatory in the South of France. The observations […]

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NASA to send SpaceX crew on ISS next month

The US space agency NASA is set to send its astronauts on American rocket from American soil for the first time in almost a decade. The SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft will leave for the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on the SpaceX spacecraft as […]

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Did NASA find a second Earth? 

The mysteries of the universe are still unravelling, and we are amazed by the discoveries scientists make everyday! It has come to light that the US space agency, NASA, may have come across a planet similar to earth. Reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, being used by a team of scientists, has led to […]

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A ‘Wright Brothers’ moment on Mars 

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Bob Balaram has created a space chopper that will fly over the Martian skies. The Mars Helicopter created by him will ride to Mars this summer with NASA’s Perseverance rover. It is currently at Kennedy Space Center waiting to hitch a ride to the Red Planet this […]

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NASA reveals base camp plans on Moon 

We all know that US space agency NASA is all set to send astronauts to the Moon by 2024 under its Artemis Programme. The agency has now revealed the plan about the base camp to be set up on the Moon. One of the program’s aims is to create an “Artemis Base Camp” that will […]

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Closest shave with an asteroid for earth 

In a closest pass in history, an asteroid passed Earth this week at a distance of about 144,000 kilometers. The asteroid called 2020 FL2 flew past Earth on March 23, according to the International Asteroid Warning Network and the Minor Planet Center under the International Astronomical Union. Researchers at the Purple Mountain Observatory of the […]

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NASA asks public to design Moon-digging robots 

Digging is tough, be it on earth or on the moon. And now you can help NASA inis some space digging.  The National Aeronautics Space Administration or NASA is asking the public to help it design a robot that can dig on the moon. The US space agency in a post said that while it […]

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139 minor planets discovered 

Astronomers have found 139 new “minor planets” in the far reaches of our solar system just beyond Neptune’s orbit, which could potentially boost scientists’ continued searches for the putative Planet Nine. A new study published in The Astrophysical Journal revealed how data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) helped researchers to detect a new cluster […]