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Voyager 2 is out of Sun’s influence

More than four decades after beginning its epic journey, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has crossed the elusive boundary that marks the edge of the Sun’s realm and the start of interstellar space. Voyager 2 has become the second human-made object to journey out of the Sun’s influence, following the Voyager 1’s solar exit in 2012. […]

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NASA’s robot to search for water on moon

NASA will send a golf cart-sized robot to the moon in 2022 to search for deposits of water below the surface. This is an effort to evaluate if there’s water on the moon and if it’s there, it would be helpful to the astronauts going to the moon in 2024.  The VIPER robot will drive […]

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More Earth-like planets possible in Universe

A new research suggests that there may be more earth-like planets in the universe than we thought.  A new study by UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) scientists suggests that Earth-like planets are not uncommon in the universe. The study is the first to look in detail at the chemistry of rocky exoplanets to determine […]

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How ice age animals got extinct

Archaeologists have found new evidence that an extraterrestrial body crashed to Earth almost 13,000 years ago that caused the extinction of many large animals. This crash also led to human population decline. The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis proposes that an asteroid or comet hit the Earth about 12,800 years ago, causing a period of extreme […]

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Saturn beats Jupiter in moons

Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most moons. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82 moons, scientists said. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. If it’s any consolation to the Jupiter crowd, our solar system’s biggest planet – Jupiter – still has […]

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In pics: First floating nuclear plant in Russia

Akademik Lomonosov is Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, complete with two loaded nuclear reactors. It reached the port of Pevek, an Arctic town across from Alaska, on September 14. From there, it will start generating enough electricity for an estimated 100,000 homes. The plant could spur other nations to acquire floating nuclear power plants […]

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Salt lakes on Mars? Possible

NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered sediments rich in salt in Mars’ Gale Crater. This shows that the Red Planet once contained salt lakes which dried up as the planet went through prehistoric climate change. Curiosity has occupied this crater and studied it for seven years. The finding supports the theory that Mars became arid and […]

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Mars, here we come!

The prototype is ready. But do you want to go to Mars? Entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a prototype of Spaceship that would carry humans to Mars.  “This is basically the holy grail of space,” Musk said. Musk’s company SpaceX manufactures rockets and space-related stuff, but his most ambitious dream is to colonise Mars. And he […]

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Lord Venky goes to Mars!

Some may say that science has nothing to do with god, but Indians wouldn’t agree to that. We still put vermillion on our new computer and offer coconuts before driving a new car. No surprise that an Indian god’s name going to land on Mars with the help of NASA. The name of Lord Venkateswara […]

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Jupiter has a black hole!

New images shared by NASA’s Juno spacecraft show a massive black hole on the surface of Jupiter. Astrophysicists have been studying Black Holes for quite some time now. The pictures were taken after Juno’s orbit took it close to the gas giant planet. Juno was around 8,000 kilometres from the surface when its JunoCam took […]