The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space. -John F. Kennedy
India is rapidly advancing in the field of space technology and has become among the most powerful space giants. This was not an overnight process. Scientists and engineers have been working on these projects from quite a long time. This process has given birth to various astronomical observatories across the Indian sub-continent. These observatories are the wonders of science and technology with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. In this article, I will be talking about 10 topmost world-class observatories of India.
Did you notice anything strange in the sky on the mornings or night of 13th and 14th December? Many of you must have read or might be knowing what it was. But, if you have seen and yet have no idea about it, then, let me tell you, you just witnessed the marvelous Geminids Meteor Shower. Time to know more about it.
In the movie, “Interstellar” when Joseph Cooper returned back to Earth to her daughter Murph, he was way too younger than her while was almost on her death-bed. This is really a fascinating fact about space travel. But, why does this happen?
A lot of successful movies have been made about people saving the planet from a rogue meteor or some other non-Earthly object. There is always some impending doom via a rock and there is always some good-looking hero to save us. As you might imagine, the truth is slightly more complicated: If scientists do see a giant rock heading this way, identifying and (hopefully) fixing the problem requires a whole lot of time. But perhaps not anymore.
Some questions are so surreal that it seems irrelevant at times to ask them. One of such questions is why do galaxies exist in the way they do?
Think about this, there are lumps of matter scattered around in vast emptiness of the space. There could be uniform matter everywhere and let me tell you the things would not be interesting in such a world, if it exists. To go to the depth of this mystery we need to understand some fundamentals of the nature of the emptiness of the space-time.
The Universe is full of mysteries in its own. But, the major task is to dig deep through these mysteries to gather new pieces of information. Space Agencies are doing a very great job at their part to keep us updated with the newer discoveries about the universe. The major question that arises here from a science enthusiast point of view is that how do they get data for interpretations?
Neutron stars are the densest objects in the universe – next to black holes of course. To give you some perspective, one teaspoon of a neutron star would weigh about as much as Mount Everest! Neutron stars are so unique that they form strange structures inside themselves that can resemble the pasta in your kitchen pantry. Scientists have named these structures “nuclear pasta”.
This month, a periodically returning comet designated 21P/Giacobini-Zinner will be bright enough to be seen in binoculars and small telescopes. It is expected to continue to brighten until the morning of Sept. 10, when it will pass within 36.3 million miles (58.5 million kilometers) of Earth on its way around the sun.
ISRO’s new overseas ground station to be set in the North Pole. ISRO already has two ground stations—IMGEOS at Shadnagar and AGEOS in Antarctica. The upcoming North Pole ground station is of prime importance.
The Sun is a core of our Solar System. Have you ever thought about what are some of the facts about it that are very bizarre? Here is one of them. The Sun is a giant star. It is so giant in volume, that it can roughly fit 1.3 million Piles of the Earth in it. A new research work suggests that the massive giant changes its size.
The outer space holds many fascinating mysteries, but also, many deadly dangers. It is a violent place in which phenomena more powerful than the explosion of atomic bombs. Besides that, these phenomena can destroy entire populations.
Is Earth is the only planet where we can live? Is life possible anywhere else in the universe? Several exoplanets already pretend to be habitable. Most important, many planets are discovered as Earth-like in the universe.
The Perseids are often the most impressive Meteor Shower of the year. The Perseids offers a consistently high meteors rate every year and it takes place in August. The Perseids are rich in fireballs, so the show should be even better.