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Water discovered on exoplanet

On September 11, NASA announced its discovery of water in the atmosphere of K2-18b, a super-earth like exoplanet. Data analysed from the Hubble Space Telescope has recently revealed that the exoplanet has water vapour in it’s atmosphere. According to NASA scientists, K2-18b’s surface temperatures are just right for liquid water to exist. K2-18b, discovered by

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ISRO moves on after losing contact with Vikram

After two weeks of trying to restore communication with its moon lander Vikram, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has formally stated that it is moving on. An ISRO update stated “A national level committee consisting of academicians and ISRO experts [is] analysing the cause of the communication loss with the lander.” After the thrilling

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Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-Sized rocky exoplanet

Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system orbiting the most common type of star in the galaxy. The planet lies about 48.6 light years from Earth and is one of more than 4,000 so-called exoplanets identified

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ISRO planning several missions to the Sun

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will not have time to rest after its first moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 as it has a busy schedule ahead that includes inter-planetary missions, building a space station and others. The Indian space agency has chalked out plans to carry out an ambitious 36 launches in two years’ time.

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World celebrates 50th anniversary of first Moon landing

The 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing was celebrated across the world on 20 July. NASA did something very special to mark this day by releasing footage of the launch online. This gave people a chance to see the historic moment that was watched by half a billion people 50 years ago. May be

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Chandrayaan 2! To the Moon and beyond

Children, we are so happy to inform you that on 22 July 2019 India took a big leap in space science with Chandrayaan 2 – India’s second lunar mission. With Chandrayaan 2, India hopes to go where no country has ever gone before – landing on the Moon’s south polar region. With this mission, India

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NASA plans to send equipment to Moon from 2020

For the first time since the 1970s, the United States is planning to send equipment to the surface of the Moon in 2020 and 2021. The US space agency NASA has chosen American firms Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines and Orbit Beyond to send instruments and other scientific equipment to the Moon as part of the Artemis

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NASA opening space station to visitors

NASA recently announced that orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, but it will be a paid visit and a very expensive one! A round-trip ticket likely will cost an estimated $58 million or Rs 5.8 crores. Travellers don’t have to be US citizens necessarily. People from other countries will also be

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ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite RISAT-2B

Indian space agency ISRO scripted history by successfully launching earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that would enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities among others. According to ISRO this is a “very, very important” one for the country. The RISAT-2B is equipped with a synthetic aperture radar that can take pictures of the earth during day and night,

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NASA’s new home on the moon

Do you want to live on moon? You can make this happen if you study very hard because NASA is planning a permanent lunar base! NASA’s new plan to establish a permanent lunar presence and put an American on the Moon again has a cool name – Artemis. The space agency is now working to

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