Mercury Current Affairs, GK & News

GJ 367b: Astronomers discover Ultra Short Planet

The astronomers recently found GJ 367b, a small planet that is circling a dim red dwarf star. The star is 31 light years away from the sun. About GJ 367b The GJ 367b is a rocky planet. It is 70% the size of the earth. And it is 55% the mass of the earth. This ..

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Bepi Colombo Spacecraft reaches Mercury in its journey towards Venus

The BepiColombo Space Craft was launched jointly by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and European Space Agency to planet Mercury. The space craft has now crossed Venus on its way to Mercury. Highlights The mission BepiColombo consists of two satellites launched together. They are Mercury Planetary Orbiter and Mercury Magentospheric Orbiter. The two satellites will separate ..

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Superconductivity at Room Temperature

Researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Bangalore have reported observing superconductivity at room temperature, in a new composite material made of gold and silver. Superconductivity Superconductivity is defined as a phenomenon in which the electrical resistivity suddenly drops to zero at its transition temperature. The phenomenon was first discovered in 1911 in mercury (Hg). Electricity ..

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BepiColombo completes its near Earth commissioning phase

The ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA’s (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) BepiColombo mission has successfully completed a series of test. It has completed its near-Earth commissioning phase and is now ready for the operations that will take place during the cruise and, eventually, for its scientific investigations at Mercury. It is a joint mission of ..

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Insight Mars lander detects likely Marsquake

National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) InSight lander spacecraft has detected what’s believed to be a “marsquake” on the Red Planet. NASA scientists are still working to confirm the source of the faint trembling. Scientists believe the trembling may not be due to wind or movement of the lander’s robotic arm but from below the ..

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