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A dent on Earth’s magnetic field may affect the ISS!

You all must agree that a dent on your car can transform your dad’s facial expressions, beware of that frown! Now imagine a dent on our Earth’s magnetic shield and then imagine the frown on nature’s forehead! Scary right?  The US space agency Nasa has said the widening dent in the Earth’s magnetic shield has […]

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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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Idli, halwa, pulav for Gaganyaan astronauts 

Idli, veg pulao, moong dal halwa… no this is not any food order in a restaurant. These, and many more food items, are on the list of foods astronauts of Gaganyaan would get to eat in space.  A Mysuru lab has prepared special food packets for astronauts taking part in India’s upcoming manned space mission, […]

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Russian robot heads to space!

A Russian robot will help astronauts in space. Russia launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor blasted off in […]

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Europa! There’s salt in Jupiter’s moon

If ever want to eat French fries in the Universe, just go for it. Because Jupiter would make sure not to let you go without salt. It has been discovered that a giant ocean on one of Jupiter’s moons contains salt – the kind you’d put on your French fries and chips. Recently, the Hubble […]

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Want to send your satellite to space? Read this

India would be celebrating 75 years of Independence in 2022 and the government is ready with a few achievements to honour that occasion. For one, there are steps toward space exploration and to generate interest of students in astronomy the Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) has conceived a plan. Up to 75 tiny satellites built […]