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World cheers Mars Rover, Indians salute Swati Mohan

While NASA’s Mars Rover Perseverance successfully landed on the Red Planet, there was one more reason for Indians to cheer in the history of space exploration. Among the scientists who are part of this historic mission, Indian-American Dr Swati Mohan spearheaded the development of attitude control and the landing system for the rover.  She was […]

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Year Ahead: 5 Space missions to look forward in 2021

The gone year may not have been that good for humans, but it definitely was a landmark year for space explorations. And a lot of exciting programmes are lined up for the New Year too. Let’s have a look… Chandrayaan 3 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been growing by leaps and bounds. After […]

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Scientists find a water world in our solar system

Have we found a possible another home? If research is to be believed, we well may have.  Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is an “ocean world” with a big reservoir of salty water under its frigid surface. The US space agency NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which flew as close […]

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City of Sydney switches on green button 

The largest city in Australia is now officially powered by 100% green energy! The City of Sydney, which is home to a quarter-million people, has begun sourcing all of its energy from two solar farms and the largest wind farm in all of New South Wales. All the City of Sydney’s operations – including street […]

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Is this Lonavala chikki as Amitabh Bachchan said? 

No, it’s not. As a matter of fact, it’s nowhere close to chikki or popcorn as you may think at the first look. It is the surface of the sun! Yes, and even superstar Amitabh Bachchan confused it with our very own Lonavala Chikki.  A new solar telescope in Hawaii has taken its first photo […]

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Antarctica’s first green research centre

We all know that Antarctica is the most inhospitable place to be. The researchers and scientists working there fight cold weather all round the year. It is also true that so much research needs a lot use of fossil fuel and leaves carbon footprints.  Now the Princess Elisabeth Research Station in Antarctica has become the […]

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More than 100,000 solar panels to hail Apollo moon landing

Different agencies and organisations are celebrating 50 years anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing in their own special way, but Google definitely has a way for celebrations. The web company’s Mao team has designed portrait of Apollo program lead software engineer, Margaret Hamilton, using reflective solar panels and the light of the Moon. The portrait […]