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  • India plans to launch 32 space missions in 2019

    Bengaluru: India is planning to launch 32 space missions in 2019, a top space official said here. “The year 2019 promises to be challenging to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) community with 32 planned missions,” its chairman K. Sivan said in a message to his employees on New Year[Read More…]

  • Misalignment of planetary orbits linked to warped disk

    Tokyo: The misalignment of planetary orbits in many planetary systems — including our own — may be caused by distortions in the planet-forming disk early in their existence, suggests new research. The planets in our solar system orbit the Sun in planes that are at most about seven degrees offset[Read More…]

  • Cabinet approves ‘Gaganyaan programme’ for manned flight to space

    New Delhi: In a major boost to India’s ambitious programme to send astronauts to space, the Union Cabinet has approved Rs 10,000-crore “Gaganyaan Programme” that envisages two unmanned and one manned flight to space. Informing about the decision on Friday, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said: “Three Indian astronauts will[Read More…]

  • New Year starts with Super Blood Wolf Moon: Here is everything you must know about the astronomy spectacle

    With 2019 now days away, the Astronomy hobbyists have already a lot to cheer for. A celestial event called Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse is set to take place on January 21. The event marks an incredible viewing as the Moon in its Super Blood Wolf form will embrace the[Read More…]

  • New largest Prime Number discovered with a stroke of luck

    Searching for the largest prime number is the most common hobby among amateur and professional mathematicians globally. There are two projects that the seekers of the solution usually become a part of in their pursuit. One is the Prime Grid, which uses the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing(BOINC) and is[Read More…]

  • India to be top two scientific nations in world by 2030: Harsh Vardhan

    Kolkata: Union Minister for Science and Technology and Environment Harsh Vardhan on Monday said India is firmly on its course to become one of the top two scientifically advanced nations in the world by 2030. The minister said the country has made significant progress in the fields of nano technology,[Read More…]

  • Farout, most distant object in solar system

    Washington: Astronomers have discovered the most distant object in the solar system, a dwarf planet about 120 astronomical units from the sun. Its distance is 120 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun — so far away that its discoverers called it “Farout” though its official name is[Read More…]

  • ISRO’s GSAT-7A satellite for IAF to launch: Watch live stream

    The Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to launch another communication satellite from its Sriharikota center. The GSAT-7A satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be carried aboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) and it is set to launch in a short while. The new[Read More…]

  • NASA photographs Mars InSight lander from space

    Washington, NASA has pinpointed the exact landing location of its newly launched InSight lander, using a powerful camera onboard another of the agency’s spacecraft, hovering around the Red Planet. On November 26, InSight landed within a 130 km ellipse at Elysium Planitia on Mars. However, there was no way to[Read More…]

  • Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: Date, timings and how to watch in India

    While the Geminid Meteor Shower 2018 will start being visible from Earth starting from the intervening night of the December 12-13, in India, the Geminid Meteor Shower 2018 will be visible at its peak visibility on the night between December 14-15 at 00:05 IST. However, if the weather allows, skywatchers[Read More…]

  • NASA’s Juno mission to cross halfway to Jupiter next week

    Washington: NASA’s Juno mission will next week mark the halfway point in data collection by completing the 16th science pass of Jupiter. Launched on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. “On December 21, at 11:49:48 a.m. EST the Juno spacecraft[Read More…]

  • Google Doodle celebrates Geminid Meteor Shower 2018

    The Geminid Meteor Shower 2018 is considered one of the most spectacular celestial shows in this year. The scientists say that it will emit bands of light across the sky and due to this phenomenon, it is called the Geminid. Google doodle celebrates the special moments (it will have its[Read More…]