NASA Current Affairs, GK & News

TOI-2180: New Jupiter-like Exoplanet

A group of scientists recently discovered a new planet. The planet is of the size of Jupiter. The new planet is 379 light years away from the earth. It is 105 times denser than the earth. The planet is named TOI-2180 b. About the planet It takes 261 days for the planet to orbit its ..

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Asteroid 1994 PC1

The asteroid 1994 PC1 is to pass by earth on January 18, 2022. It will pass by at a distance of 1.2 million miles. This is five times the distance between moon and the earth. Therefore, the asteroid will not cause any harm to the earth. It is also known by the name “7482”. Its ..

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Deployment of James Webb Telescope

The James Webb telescope was launched by NASA on Christmas eve. The telescope can unfold only when it is in the orbit. The telescope succeeds Hubble telescope. About James Webb Telescope It was jointly developed by NASA, Canadian Space Agency and European Space Agency. It was launched in Ariane rocket. The unfolding of the telescope ..

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ISRO: Missions planned for 2022

The Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Sivan recently announced about plans for 2022. He also provided details about the missions accomplished in 2021. Missions planned for 2022 Earth Observation Satellites 4 and 6 are to be launched on PSLV. ISRO will also launch Aditya L1, Chandrayaan 3, XpoSat, Technology demonstration missions and IRNSS in ..

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NASA launches Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD)

On December 7, 2021, NASA launched its new Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Key Points LCRD is the first-ever laser communications system of NASA. It will help NASA in test optical communication in space. Presently, most of the NASA spacecraft use radio frequency communications to send data. ..

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