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October 23, 2020

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Space exploration was indeed a great breakthrough in the world of astronomy. NASA is all set to send its probe to the Sun which will take the world of astronomy and physics to the next higher level. First of its kind, this mission to a star will launch in 2018. NASA has renamed the mission "Solar Probe Plus" spacecraft as...
New study by three scientists from NASA finds yet another cause of glacier meltdown. The finding suggests that the ice in Rink Glacier, Greenland, didn't just melt faster than usual, it slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic wave. This is similar to a warmed freezer pop sliding out of its plastic casing. The study's initial aim, to precisely track a glacier's loss of...
NASA's Juno has brought all cheers to the Juno team. Although been a long time since it has made any news, the news it has brought is really appreciated. Juno mission accomplished a close flyby of Jupiter on May 19. This marks the success as it was the fifth science flyby of the mission. It completed its fifth science orbit. All...
NASA's Expedition 51 crew's two astronauts will have a brief space walk. This walk will serve the purpose of repairing and replacing a critical computer relay box that failed on Saturday. According to NASA, the box controls solar arrays, radiators, cooling loops and other functions. It is one of the two boxes in the middle of the football field-length station. The relay...
In a major decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, the union cabinet on Wednesday approved construction of 10 units of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR), with which, a fresh nuclear capacity of 7,000 Megawatt (MW) will be added. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to build ten indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors, the largest ever...
NASA's DSCOVR, launched in 2015, has been keeping the scientists busy in deciphering the flashes. The homeward-facing instrument, at least one million miles from Earth, has captured the unexpected flashes of light reflecting off Earth. Keen observers from outside NASA wrote in, questioning the source of these lights. NASA also received several mails questioning the sudden flashes. This lead the...
NASA's HUNCH (High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware) program's Culinary Challenge, held on April 20 saw several healthy as well as tasty recipes. The program helps NASA add several recipes to the cook-book for astronauts on-board. The competition held at Space Center Houston, saw twenty-eight teams of high school students participate in the preliminary level. Out of...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has received and has begun reviewing 12 proposals for its future unnamed solar system exploration, the “New Frontiers” program. NASA’s New Frontiers program has already given rise to New Horizons mission to Pluto, the Juno mission to Jupiter, and OSIRIS-REx: the mission to asteroid Bennu. All the proposed missions of discovery -...
The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said.It was the first Florida landing of a returning spacecraft since Atlantis flew home in the program's final mission in 2011. The Boeing-built space plane blasted off in May 2015 from...
This month, many of our neighbours will visit our Earth. Although not a great month of stars, our planets are sure to surprise. This month, Jupiter is well placed for easy evening viewing. The king of planets, climbs higher in the southeast sky earlier in the evening this month. This would mean that telescope viewers will not have to wait until...
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