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This asteroid is worth more than anything on earth!

We all know that hundreds of asteroids orbit planets in the universe, and Earth too has its own share of asteroids. But there’s one special rock which has got our attention. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa) Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a metal-rich asteroid ’16 Psyche’ which is orbiting the Sun, in the […]

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Jupiter and Saturn to come closest next month

The year might have been gloomy but 2020 has proved pretty exciting for skygazers. After witnessing a lot of amazing space phenomena, the year will end with the party of a decade. And there would be two planets involved.  Jupiter and Saturn will appear to be shining as one bright star in the night sky […]

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In depth: Yes, there’s water on the Moon and we couldn’t be more excited!

Scientists always thought there was water on the Moon but recent findings have proved that it may be in abundance and at places which were not considered before. A study reports the detection of water on the Moon’s sunlit surface for the first time. It is also found that the Moon’s dark, shadowy regions, which […]

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NASA picks up a piece of asteroid

A NASA spacecraft was able to touch down on the rugged surface of the Bennu asteroid, grabbing a sample of rocks dating back to the birth of our solar system to bring home. The minivan-sized OSIRIS-REx spacecraft extended its 11-foot (3.35 m) robotic arm toward a flat patch of gravel near Bennu’s north pole and […]

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NASA tests new Moon suits underwater

The date is fixed, the astronauts are selected, the ship is in order, and the suit is made. So of course, it’s time to test the waters. Literally! The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has started testing the spacesuits which its astronauts would wear when they land on the Moon more […]

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So how old is the Universe anyway?

If you have ever watched Doctor Who, Star Trek, or any science fiction programme, you must have come across this theory of the age of our Universe. Well now, the astrophysicists have calculated the exact age of the Universe… mostly.  The universe is about 13.8 billion years old, according to new research recently published by […]

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Hope Mission: Know all about it here

Abu Dhabi The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to launch its Emirates Mars Mission aka Hope Mars Mission on July 17, but it may be delayed further in case bad weather persists. The Emirates Mars Mission called “Hope” was announced in 2015 with the aim of creating mankind’s first integrated model of the Red […]

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Witness year’s first solar eclipse this Sunday 

This Father’s Day coincides with many more things. Yes, it’s also International Yoga Day but even star gazers in India are in for a treat on June 21. India will witness the first Surya Grahan or solar eclipse of 2020. It will be an annular eclipse in some parts while for most of the country […]

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Origami houses on moon 

We all know the US space agency NASA plans to get back on the moon by 2024 through its Artemis programme.  Danish architecture company, SAGA, has “a dream of making outer space accessible for everyone “ and so have designed a prototype of a house which can be used to live on the moon. Architects […]

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Titan is moving away from Saturn 100 times faster 

Astronomers have found that Titan’s orbit around Saturn is expanding about 100 times faster than previously expected. Titan is the largest of the 82 moons that orbit Saturn. It has been studied extensively due to its distinct topography consisting of dunes, bodies of liquid hydrocarbon and a thick atmosphere. The Saturnian moon is also thought […]