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What are Comets and how are they formed?

Oct 5, 2019
Comets are also known as the 'Dirty Snowballs' of Space. They are small icy objects that releases dust or gas in space and orbits the Sun. The time that comet's take to complete the orbit is known as a comet's period. The comet periods range from a few years to millions of years. Let us read more about comets and how are they formed.

What are Asteroids and how are they formed?

Oct 4, 2019
On 3rd October, 2019 asteroid 2019 SP3 zoomed past Earth around 12 noon and is closer than the moon. NASA classified it as Near-Earth Object because it is very close to the Earth. Let us tell you that on 22nd September 2019, the 2019 SP3 was first detected. Do you know what are asteroids, how they are formed? Where they are present in space? What is the difference between an asteroid and a comet? Let us find out!

Full Moon or Harvest Moon 13 September, 2019: All you need to know

Sep 12, 2019
Full Moon of September is known as Harvest Moon or Full Corn Moon by the early North American farmers. On 13 September, 2019 i.e. Friday is coinciding with a Full Moon after 13 years. What is Full-Moon, Why it is called Harvest Moon? Let us find out!

Chandrayaan-1 vs Chandrayaan-2: All you need to know

Sep 9, 2019
India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22 July, 2019 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. On 2 September, 2019 it was supposed to land on the surface of the moon but unfortunately before 2.1 km landing ISRO had lost contact with Chandrayaan-2 Lander. ISRO is trying to restore the contact with the Vikram Lander. What are the goals and objectives of Chandrayaan-2? When Chandrayaan-1 was launched? Let us see comparison between Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2 India’s Lunar mission.

Chandrayaan-2, ISRO re-establishing communication link with Vikram Lander: All you need to know

Sep 9, 2019
Chandrayaan-2 is India's second moon mission which was unfortunately partially successful but still ISRO is trying to re-establish contact with the Vikram Lander. Let us read more about Chandrayaan-2 mission and what happened during the process of landing?

Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Lander: Why is landing focus on Moon’s South Pole?

Sep 9, 2019
India’s attempt to land a robotic spacecraft on moon’s South Pole seems failed on 7th September,2019. Initially, landing was smooth but later on the trajectory diverged from the planned path. Suddenly, the mission control room felt silent as communication from the lander was lost just above 2.1 kilometres away from the surface of the moon. Let us read more about it.

15 Unknown and Interesting facts about NASA

Sep 4, 2019
NASA is known as National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The main function of NASA is to provide unique scientific and technological achievements in human spaceflight, space science and several other space applications that have a huge impact on our nation and the world. Let us read some unknown and interesting facts about NASA.

Apache Helicopters in India: Function and its Significance

Sep 3, 2019
As we know that 8 Apache AH-64E attack helicopters that are US made were inducted into the IAF on 3 September, 2019. The ceremony took place at Pathankot Air Force Station and the Chief Guest was Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa. Let us read more about Apache helicopters, their function and significance.

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission: Why are we going to the Moon?

Sep 1, 2019
The Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram, which houses the six-wheeled rover Pragyaan, has separated from the orbiter on 2 September 2019 and is now on its way to the Moon.India will be 4th country who landed on the surface of the Moon.

What is lunar eclipse and how does it occur?

Jul 16, 2019
Lunar Eclipse takes place when Earth comes in between the Moon and the Sun. It is also known as Chandra Grahan. On 16 and 17 July, 2019 partial lunar eclipse will take place and it will be visible in various parts of the world including India. On 21 January, 2019 last lunar eclipse took place and next lunar eclipse will be visible on 26 May, 2021. Do you know what is partial lunar eclipse, types of lunar eclipse and how does it occur? Let us find out!

ISRO’s Space Programme: Timeline from 1960s to 2019

Jul 15, 2019
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space exploration agency of the Government of India. Its headquarter is in Bengaluru. It is among the top six government space agencies in the world where various scientists and technical experts of different fields are working for future space missions. Do you know that ISRO has a record of more than 100 successful space missions? Let us read about the timeline of ISRO's space programme.

India’s Chandrayaan-2 and China’s Chang'e-4: A detailed comparison

Jul 3, 2019
As we know that Chang'e 4 and Chandrayaan-2, both are moon missions. Chang'e 4 was launched on 3rd January, 2019 by China and Chandrayaan-2 will be going to launch on 15 July, 2019 by India. Do you know what are the differences and similarities in both these missions? Let's have a Look!

Surya Grahan or Total Solar Eclipse 2019: 9 Interesting Facts

Jul 2, 2019
Surya Grahan or Total Solar Eclipse occur when Moon blocks out the Sun and this is visible from the Earth's surface. On 2nd July, 2019, Total Solar Eclipse will be visible from Chile, Argentina and South Pacific Ocean. It will last up to4 minutes and 33 seconds. 9 interesting facts about Surya Grahan or Total Solar Eclipse is given to make you understand better about Solar Eclipse.

World Asteroid Day 2019: Current Events and History

Jun 29, 2019
World Asteroid Day is observed on 30 June every year to raise awareness about the role of asteroids in the formation of our universe, how their resources can be used in the future, how asteroids provide the way for future exploration and also how we can protect our planet from the impacts of asteroids. A lot more to read about World Asteroid Day, why it is celebrated, how it is celebrated, what are asteroids and history.

National Space Day 2019: History and Space Facts

May 3, 2019
Every Year National Space Day is celebrated on the first Friday of May to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields among young people. This year in 2019 National Space Day is observed on 3rd May to encourage youth and also to educate young people about the wonders of the Universe. Let us see more about National Space Day in detail through this article.

What if an asteroid was about to hit Earth?

Apr 30, 2019
Small, rocky objects that orbit the sun is known as Asteroid. Like planets, asteroids orbit the sun and are much smaller. Let us tell you that there are lots of asteroids in our solar system and most of them live in the main asteroid belt which is a region between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter. But have you ever thought that what will happen if an asteroid hits Earth? What scientists predict about this? Let us study through this article.

What are Near-Earth Objects (NEO)?

Apr 26, 2019
Do you know about Near Earth Objects (NEO)? What are they? Where they are found? Are they asteroids, comets or anything else? Let us study through this article.

What is Solar Tsunami?

Apr 25, 2019
Do you know about Solar Tsunami, mystery behind solar tsunami, whether it will hit earth surface, what are the predictions of physicists, scientists regarding solar tsunami, why it is necessary to study about it, when it occurs, how it can be seen and when etc. Let us find out answers of such questions through this article.

Nirbhay: India's First Sub-Sonic Cruise Surface to Air Missile

Apr 17, 2019
Nirbhay missile was successfully test fired by DRDO (Defence Research and Development organisation) from an Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha's Chandipur coast. The last successful trial of 'Nirbhay' cruise missile was conducted on 7 November, 2017. Do you know about Nirbhay missile, trials done till now etc.? Let us study some interesting facts about it through this article.

EMISAT: An Eye in the Sky

Apr 2, 2019
India has successfully launched the EMISAT in Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit. The full form of EMISAT is "Electronic Intelligence Satellite". It was made by ISRO and DRDO together. EMISAT was launched by PSLV C-45 launch vehicle. EMISAT was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota.

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