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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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We’re closest to the sun ever!

Solar Orbiter, a joint mission by NASA and the European Space Agency, has hit its first big milestone of its sun-watching mission. The Orbiter made its first close approach to the Sun, getting as close as 48 million miles to the star’s surface, which is around half the distance between the Sun and the Earth. […]

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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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Is this a bigger threat than Coronavirus! 

The US space agency, NASA, recently tracked an asteroid which would pass the Earth close enough to cause an “airburst”! The first asteroid is named the 2020 EF and the second one named 2020 DP4 which have both been the subject of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies or CNEOS. However, the good news is […]

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Sun has a plasma geyser! 

We all know that the sun is hot. It is a boiling ball of plasma, constantly churning and turning itself inside out releasing tremendous amounts of energy. Sunspots, a specific solar phenomenon, are capable of hosting geysers, or sites of repeated ejection activity. The origin of these solar geysers has remained mysterious for decades, but […]

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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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Mini Sun on Earth!

A team of researchers created their own miniature sun in the lab — complete with its own electromagnetic field and ultrahot plasma. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison constructed the 3-meter-wide (10 feet) aluminum vacuum chamber, which they dubbed “the Big Red Ball,” to re-create some of the solar physics that take place in and […]