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Japan to build wooden satellites to fight space junk

Humans are known to create trash wherever they go… be it Earth, Moon and even Space! Space junk is becoming an increasing problem as more satellites are launched into the atmosphere every year.  But as over the years scientists are becoming wary of space junk, researchers are also trying to cut on it.  Researchers and […]

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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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Indian astronomers discover farthest star in galaxy

A group of Indian Astronomers have discovered one of the farthest star galaxies in the Universe which is estimated to be located 9.3 billion light years away from Earth. The discovery is being considered as a landmark achievement in the country’s first Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory AstroSat. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated Indian […]

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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 […]

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ISRO launches India’s spy satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation launched country’s new spy satellite in space this week.  Developed by ISRO, RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging earth observation satellite and apart from being used for military purposes, it has applications in fields such as agriculture and disaster management support. It also launched nine other commercial satellites. The other satellites […]

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SpaceX launches 60 mini satellites

Your internet may just become faster. SpaceX has launched 60 mini satellites, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage. The Falcon rocket blasted from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The compact flat-panel satellites — 260 kilograms each — will join 60 launched in May. SpaceX founder Elon Musk wants to put […]

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DIY: Is your telescope better than world’s largest one?

You know who’s playing a key role in developing the world’s largest telescope? Yes, you guessed it right. It’s India. The Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT, would be built at Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Construction of the telescope is expected to begin this year. Once commissioned in 2029-30, it will provide a bigger picture of […]

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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 […]