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Suspension of Space Activities

The European Space Agency announced that it would be putting 8 of its spacecrafts into ‘hibernation’ in light of the COVID-19 situation leading to a scaling down of operations. About ESA ESA or European Space Agency (also ASE) is an intergovernmental space research and exploration organisation established in 1975 by the ESA Convention. It has ..

Katharine Johnson

NASA mathematician, Katharine Johnson, passed away at the age of 101 recently. She is noted for not only for her mathematical prowess but also for her role in breaking racial and gender barriers. Who was Katharine Johnson? Katharine Johnson was a NASA mathematician noted for her contributions for doing the calculations for missions that sent ..

Artemis Program

The NASA announced that it will start accepting applications for the Artemis mission to the moon from March 2nd to March 31st of 2020. What is the Artemis Program? The Artemis program is an upcoming crewed mission to moon. It is a collaborative project of NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) ..

One year’s worth of data from NASA’s InSight mission

NASA released a year’s worth of data from its InSight mission to Mars. The findings were released in a set of six papers that has provided new information about the Red Planet. What is the InSight mission acronym for? The name ‘InSight’ is acronym for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. It ..

NASA’s astronaut Christina Koch creates world record

The noted astronaut of the US- based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Christina Koch recently completed the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman. Christina Koch landed through a parachute at Kazakhstan, from the Russian Soyuz spacecraft she was onboard. She had created a record by spending 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS) ..

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope decommissioned

The historic infrared space telescope, called the Spitzer Space Telescope, which was launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was recently decommissioned. The Spitzer Space Telescope was launched in 2003 for a two-and-a-half-year mission. But it has been deployed for more than 16 years in various missions to gather valuable data. The decision ..

TESS discovered its first Earth-size Habitable-Zone Planet

Responsible for civilian space program and aeronautics & aerospace research in United States, the independent agency of the United States Federal Government, NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s planet hunter-Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TISS) has discovered its first Earth-size Habitable-zone Planet named ‘TOI 700 d’, which is one of the few rarest Earth-size planet discovered ..

‘EGS77’ Farthest Galaxy Group Identified to date

The 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society was conducted on Sunday, 5th January 2020 at Honolulu during which an international team of Astronomers funded in parts by the independent agency responsible for civilian space program in the United States, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) presented the findings of the farthest galaxy group ..