Juno Mission Might Uncover Jupiter’s Stormy Secret

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Jupiter, the largest planet of our solar system, has been a goldmine for scientific mysteries and puzzling phenomena. The Juno mission sent out by NASA, which arrived at its appointed destination in July 2016 after covering a distance of two billion miles over a span of five years, seems to have succeeded in unraveling some… Read More

Twisted Tale of Mars’ Magnetotail is NASA’s Newest Discovery

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NASA has recently discovered an invisible magnetotail trailing behind Mars, which is far more twisted than any other such magnetic tail in our solar system. An analysis of data collected by NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) spacecraft, this magnetotail is quite unlike similar feature associated with Earth and Venus and may be… Read More

SpaceX Reusable Rockets Find New Takers, NASA is One of Them

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After a long run-in with epic fails and misses in the past, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets are finally tasting sweet success. This year alone Elon Musk’s aerospace manufacturer and space transport company achieved a perfect score for all nine of its landing attempts for the Falcon 9 rocket. And now, some of the leading aerospace… Read More

Glorious Harvest Moon is Rising, Here’s How You Can Watch It

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Given the interesting line-up of celestial events, the year 2017 has been a delight for skywatchers the world over. First, there was the total solar eclipse of August 21 that had people craning their necks and admiring the once-in-a-lifetime wonder in all its glory, and now it is time for the Harvest Moon. The much-anticipated… Read More

Too Late to Recover from Climate Change: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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In light of the devastation and losses brought on by Hurricane Harvey and Irma, noted scientist and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that climate change has already become so severe that it might be hard to recover from it. Tyson’s stance came as a response to a question posed to him during a CNN… Read More

Failure is an Option: Elon Musk Releases SpaceX Landing Blooper Reel

SpaceX Landing Blooper Reel

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating…” On September 7, Elon Musk’s aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company SpaceX successfully ran another test-fire for its Falcon 9 rocket, achieving a perfect score for all nine of its landing attempts so far this year. However, this success streak… Read More

How Dinosaurs Evolved Into Birds? Changing Skull Patterns Hold the Key

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Examining the 100-million-year-old transition of dinosaurs to birds, a new study has revealed that the evolution of these reptiles into birds went way beyond growing a pair of feathers. A new research carried out at Yale University indicates that the phenomenon involved extensive changes to the animals’ skulls. The researchers also see this revelation as… Read More

Could These Mysterious Signals Picked Up By Stephen Hawking Mission Be Proof of Alien Life?

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Breakthrough Listen, a scientific research program led by popular British physicist Stephen Hawking, detects signs of alien life. The Breakthrough Listen project set up by Professor Stephen Hawking in association with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has picked up some mysterious signals that could well have come from another galaxy, hinting at the presence of alien… Read More

Detailed Image Of Nearby Star Leaves Scientists Mind-Boggled

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Red supergiant Antares is really huge! It has a mass about 15 times as that of the sun. The scientific community is forever fascinated by the incredible extra-celestial occurrences taking place millions of light years away. Every new discovery means a window of opportunity to piece together the puzzle of the way our universe functions…. Read More

Scientists Gather Evidence of Nightly Snowstorms on Mars

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Mars is weird, really! It snows on Mars every single night. Scientists have recently discovered evidence suggesting that snowstorms are a nightly feature on the planet. While evidence of ice/water vapor in the clouds floating about in the Martian atmosphere has been available for a while, this is the first time scientists have discovered snowfall…. Read More