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You Can Now Name a Planet

August 20, 2015 / No Comments

We all might have wondered how the naming system of all the planets in this universe works out. But here’s your chance to name a few of them. The golden chance is now being offered by International Astronomical Union, who is now calling out to the public to decide the names of 20 planetary systems, and the exo-planets that constitute those ...

Primates Possessed Tiny, but Complex, Brains; Reveals Ancient Monkey Skull

July 18, 2015 / No Comments

The world’s oldest known monkey skull might just be writing off the prevailing concepts in brain evolution. The recent revelation is that old world monkeys might have had tiny, yet complex brains,  contradicting the belief that primates brain enlarged to get complex later. The revelation comes as part of findings of a research led by Fred Spoor of the Max Planck ...

A ringed planet to be visible from Chennai on May 10

May 9, 2014 / No Comments

A glorious site to behold will show in the west as dusk approaches and the sun starts to fade. On May 10. Saturn will rise to grace Earth’s evening sky. From the east, it will slowly show its prominence.   This marvel will show all night along the Constellation Libra. This provides sky-watchers a site to behold. Saturn is closest to us that day ...

Check Red Planet Mars At Its Best In Sky On April 8 And 14

April 5, 2014 / 1 Comment

Get ready for some stunning visuals of the red planet on April 8 and 14. Yes, space experts and scientists have now reported that on these two says, Mars will be viewed at its best from earth. It will reach its highest elevation, and thereby, people can see Mars at its best after midnight. This can be a rare sight as in some places, ...

Moon’s Age Revealed To Be 100 Million Years, More Mysteries May Be Solved Soon

April 3, 2014 / No Comments

If the recent findings are to be believed, the moon was born within 100 million years since the solar system was born. Investors on the project added that the origin of moon may help in understanding why Earth and moon look so similar in the formation. Now, it is known that moon was created following a collision between Earth and a giant ...

Scientists Find Icy Body Orbiting The Sun Outside The Solar System

March 30, 2014 / No Comments

The BBC reported on March 28, 2014, that scientists have now discovered a planet in our Solar System, which is for now being called 2012 VP113. The new planet is far in the galaxy and has an icy composition and the second object to be found outside the major orbiting planets. The last object that was found was called Sedna in ...

Hawaii Earthquake Magnitude Downgraded to 5.3; No Tsunami Scare

June 6, 2013 / No Comments

The earthquake that was reported off the Hawaiian south eastern coast had a magnitude of 5.3. The US Geological survey had earlier reported a magnitude at 5.6. The quake which rocked the region on Tuesday afternoon was centred around 34 miles southeast of Pahala on the Big Island. The shock emanated at a depth of approximately 25 miles. Though there was ...

Swiss Satellite to Clean Up Outer Space Junk

February 17, 2012 / No Comments

Switzerland is investing 10 million Swiss francs (about $10.8 million) into the production of a new breed of satellites dedicated to the collection and destruction of orbital debris that includes junk of wastes left behind by previous artificial satellites as well as space probes. The project will be completing its initial in 3 to 5 years from now. The idea is ...

Sudan’s Water Scarcity Could Find a Savior in Water-Harvesting Skyscrapers

August 26, 2011 / No Comments

Transporting huge underwater lakes to skyscrapers and thus trying to solve the acute water problem. This is what Polish firm H3AR has done to tide over the droughts and consequent water shortage in Dafur, Sudan. In 2007, scientists at Boston University discovered that the region has one of the biggest underwater lakes in the world. This prompted officials at ...

Obama Administration Aims at a ‘Secure Energy Future’ (Video)

April 6, 2011 / No Comments

The Obama administration has released a Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future imbibing the spirit of the comprehensive national energy policy envisaged by it since its inception. The blueprint aims at developing America’s energy supplies by exploiting its natural resources in order to produce more energy at home and to become a leader in the global energy economy. Besides, it focuses ...