Space

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 ...

Human Abode in Moon Might Turn a Reality

July 23, 2015 / No Comments

July 20 is the date that marks a giant leap in the history of mankind. That is the day when man set foot on the moon. It’s 46 years since Apollo 11 transported Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin safely back home from the surface of the moon. It’s in this backdrop that a study, partly funded by NASA, has revealed ...

Indian Mars Orbiter Mission gets higher life expectancy

March 18, 2015 / No Comments

The Indian Mars Orbiter Mission better known as MOM is expected to outlive its calculated lifespan, and in all probabilities, this inter-planetary expedition from ISRO may remain operational even after March 24, 2015. In a Lok Sabha question hour, the Government informed that MOM will live more than its planned lifespan of six months after its insertion to the Mars orbit. As ...

A Smile from Outer Space Snapped by Hubble Space Telescope

February 10, 2015 / No Comments

It’s said that human race has forgotten their smile with the increasing pace in their lives. In an era where our faces are kept down literally by the smartphones and tablets, we barely give a thought to smile at fellow men and women. But now, setting an example here for the entire mankind is a phenomenon in outer space. Images snapped ...

ISRO is all set to launch GSAT-16

December 4, 2014 / No Comments

It is another giant leap from ISRO, as the Indian Space Research Organization is all set to launch GSAT 16, the highly sophisticated communication satellite on Friday, December 5, 2014. The satellite will be launched at precisely 2.08 AM IST from Kourou in French Guiana. The launch of GSAT-16 is expected to increase the national space capacity with 48 transponders. The satellite ...

ISRO 440 Newton turned out to be a successful dry run for the final propulsion

September 22, 2014 / No Comments

The test firing of Newton 440 was done on September 22, 2014 which came out to be successful, which boosted up the confidence and hopes of the Indian Space and Research Organisation engineers about the engines performance on the final day of run, Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The final firing of the spacecraft will be done day after which will be fired for 24 minutes from7:17 ...

A Solar Storm is heading towards Earth

September 15, 2014 / No Comments

As per some reports from US, a strong solar flare was launched off the sun on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 afternoon and is making its speedy movement towards the Earth. These emissions might disturb the Earth’s power grid mechanism causing some fluctuations in satellites and radio transmissions on September 12 and 13, 2014. Even though the flare is detected to be of Class ...

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 ...

Exomoons in Binary Solar Systems Could Harbor Extraterrestrial Life

May 7, 2014 / No Comments

It is not just exoplanets that could hold the possibility of life beyond Earth, as astronomers believe that even Exomoons present the required conditions for sustenance of life. Researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso believe that this probability increases several fold if the exomoons are part of a close binary solar system. While our search for alien life has ...

[Video] After 36 Hours, Dragon Docks At International Space Station Successfully

April 22, 2014 / No Comments

International Space Station had special treat for Easter this Sunday, April 22, as SpaceX’s cargo ship Dragon came with full of supplies. After completing a journey of 36 hours, Dragon cargo ship reached the crew on International Space Station and delivered science experiments, regular supplies and food. Dragon was launched two days ahead on April 20 from Cape Canaveral, and astronauts used ...