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Pak Choi on ISS

Astronauts on the International Space Station recently enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of Expedition 64 crew member Michael Hopkins. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission commander took the lead on conducting four Vegetable Production System (Veggie) experiments, with the last two wrapping up after an April 13 harvest. […]

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Do you want an Earth view room? This hotel in Space should be your next destination!

Sitting home for a year during the pandemic, we all have been fantasising about our next vacay. But why just stop at the sea beaches of Maldives and snow-capped mountains of Switzerland? Open your horizons and book a room at a space hotel. Yes, space tourism is the new buzz, and a hotel in space […]

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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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The first biofuel rocket to work as ‘Uber in space’

While the astronauts and scientists are struggling to contain space debris and junk, a small company in the US has developed a rocket which could be operated on biofuel. Biofuel is made from plants and roots and is nontoxic for the environment as opposed to traditionally used rocket fuels. The rocket, Stardust 1.0, was launched […]

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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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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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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: ISS has competed 20 years in space, and we are still amazed!

It’s been 20 years since the International Space Station was launched in space and has been orbiting the earth. This artificial satellite has helped astronomers and researchers explore new vistas of the universe, while also making us understand the future of humankind in outer space. Let’s read more astounding facts about the ISS. The ISS […]

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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 […]