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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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Super salty lake on Mars!

The question whether there’s water on Mars is getting trickier by the day. And as if we’re not excited enough to know about the development of bacterial life on Venus, there are speculations that Mars may after all have water. A recent research indicates that there really is a buried reservoir of super salty water […]

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Is there life on Venus?

A recent announcement made by scientists has sent both excitement and hope among the stargazers and cosmic lovers. The astronomers have written about the discovery of phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus, and this has raised hopes  of the presence of lifeforms on the neighbouring planet.  A team of scientists have reported traces of […]

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ISRO plans Chandrayaan 3 even as 1 shows the Moon is rusting

India’s ambitious Moon mission Chandrayaan was supposed to go into grid phase this year. But due to the pandemic the launch has been postponed to the first half of 2021. The Indian Scientific and Research Organisation (ISRO) revealed that the mission to the Moon will not include an orbiter like the Chandrayaan-2. But, it will […]

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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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AI helps find 50 new planets

Artificial intelligence has been coming to human aid now and then, be it health services, education or even hospitality. But now for the first time AI has done wonders in the field of astronomy.  Scientists have identified 50 potential planets with the help of Artificial Intelligence. These planets range from worlds as large as Neptune […]

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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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So how old is the Universe anyway?

If you have ever watched Doctor Who, Star Trek, or any science fiction programme, you must have come across this theory of the age of our Universe. Well now, the astrophysicists have calculated the exact age of the Universe… mostly.  The universe is about 13.8 billion years old, according to new research recently published by […]

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Hope Mission: Know all about it here

Abu Dhabi The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to launch its Emirates Mars Mission aka Hope Mars Mission on July 17, but it may be delayed further in case bad weather persists. The Emirates Mars Mission called “Hope” was announced in 2015 with the aim of creating mankind’s first integrated model of the Red […]

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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. […]