GhanaSat made it’s way to Earth’s orbit makes Africa one of the few countries to launch a satellite into orbit successfully.
For the sky lovers out there, the question of whether there is a planet 9 lurking on the distance of the solar system is quite intriguing. In planetary science, speculations around the planet are tantalizing and people love gossiping about it. However, Planet 9 is not about Pluto. It is about the “speculated giant planet”, that is probably hiding somewhere far behind Pluto.
Pictures from Hubble Space Telescope that changed the way we look at stars.
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Elon Musk’s Starlink is working on building a network of 12000 satellites to provide free, high-speed global internet access by the 2020s. The project is expected to cost around $10 billion. SpaceX’s planned satellite fleet would be nearly three times larger than the number of satellites already orbiting Earth. So
Much fuss has been created about the “God Particle”, the curiosity about knowing from where all the things in this universe came. Scientists were so curious about finding the particle that they even created an artificial black hole at a large hadron collider to find the Higgs Boson. Why is
A quantum computer is a device for computation that makes direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data. Quantum computers will harness the power of atoms and molecules to perform memory and processing tasks. Quantum computers are different from normal computers that
After Curiosity, NASA’s next mission to Mars would be a stationary probe to drill into the planet. The probe is called InSight Lander and will rival the Mars Curiosity’s lasers in terms of penetration. It would be drilling 30 feed into the crust of Mars. InSight Lander will be designed and built at the
NASA’s space rover, Curiosity on Mars successfully completed the testing of its lasers by zapping its first rock with its laser beam on Sunday. It is an important step in the search of life-friendly habitats. Chemistry and Camera instrument or simply ChemCam device mounted on Curiosity fired a flat a
The big rockets get all the attention when they are launched into the space. But people generally ignore the important tiny stowaways known as CubeSats that accompany the rocket and drop into the orbit. They are roughly the size of a Rubik’s Cube and weigh only 3 pounds. They are convenient and
Just as we like to keep our computers and smart phones up to date with the latest software, same is the case with NASA. NASA is trying to keep the Curiosity rover’s software up to date from 350 million miles away. The team at NASA has finished working on the
The prodigious Perseid meteor shower will cover the Bangalore sky this Sunday morning, illuminating it much more than the clearest of starry nights. So make sure you wake up early to witness the history. The light shower may be very fast and at the edge of the human field of view confusing everyone
NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover cleared the Martian skies and landed on a giant mould of layered rock inside an ancient crater at 1:32 AM EDT. The rover landed on the surface within seven minutes upon entering the atmosphere of Mars. These seven minutes were the most terrifying for NASA. John Holdren,
Meanwhile when US is waiting for its Mars Curiosity Rover to land on Mars on 5th August, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has confirmed that it plans to send an orbiter to Mars in 2013. It would be another step forward for Indian space programs which have made giant leaps during the recent years
Song Ho-Jun, a South Korean artist has been working for years on his very own DIY sputnik, a homemade satellite cobbled together from electronics store parts. It is supposed to be the first satellite ever completely built by an individual. It is expected to launch this year. Song Ho-Jun was
Recently the scientists have discovered that there could be much more water on Mars (or at least some parts of Mars) than we had thought earlier. Scientists examined the water content in meteorites from Mars with new technology, and it points to a lot of it in the Martian mantle. The
Indian Armed Forces after setting its roots into the three elements, air, water and land now moves one more step forward into space with the first ever dedicated military satellite which is to be launched soon within a month or so. Government sources said, “The geo-stationary naval satellite has already
NASA may not be sending astronauts on Mars but this does not mean that space exploration has stopped. NASA would still be unfolding the mysteries of the universe with its “Curiosity Rover”. The rover is expected to land on Mars on August 5th to search for traces of life on the
Here’s what’s not going to happen this year: the earth won’t end on Dec. 12; it won’t be swallowed by a black hole, consumed by the sun or get taken out by a collision with the imaginary planet Nibiru. Here’s what will happen: as of today, more people than ever
According tho new NASA simulations, the moon gets periodically “sandblasted” by intense solar storms that can strip tons of material from the lunar surface. Solar wind is a stream of charged particles, or ions, that are emitted in all directions by the sun. Scientists previously knew that solar ions can
Worm colonies can be established on space stations without the need for researchers to tend to them, which could help scientists understand the effects of weightlessness and high radiation levels experienced in space, a new study has found. Since space is no easy amble, humans must first learn to cheaply and
A six tonne space satellite launched in 1991 and which completed its mission in 2005, is expected to fall out of its orbit. it is most likely to break into smaller chunks which might spread over large parts of Britain, Europe, North and South America and Asia, NASA has said. The Upper