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Ingenuity undertakes 8th flight on the Mars

NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter called Ingenuity undertook its 8th flight on Red Planet. Highlights Most recent flight was made by Ingenuity to Mars  was on June 21, 2021. During the flight, Ingenuity remained aloft for 77.4 seconds. It flew 525 feet and landed about 440 feet away from Perseverance rover. Ingenuity was originally designed to ..

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Boundary Between Solar System and Interstellar Space Mapped

Scientists have created first-ever 3D map of boundary between our solar system and interstellar space called Heliosphere. 3D map was created using data from NASA’s IBEX satellite. Key Points Boundary of heliosphere has been mapped for the first time. It will provide for scientists to understand how solar and interstellar winds interact. Earlier, this boundary ..

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Who was Margherita Hack?

On June 12, 2021 Google Doodle celebrated Italian astrophysicist and scientific disseminator Margherita Hack using an animated graphic on her 99th birth anniversary. The doodle shows “Hack sitting on her chair and looking into her telescope”. Who was Margherita Hack? Margherita Hack was an Italian astrophysicist and scientific disseminator. She discovered asteroid 8558 Hack in ..

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New Zealand signs space agreement with NASA

New Zealand has become the latest country to sign “space agreement with NASA” with the objective of boosting nascent space industry of New Zealand. Key Points New Zealand is the eleventh signatory to Artemis Accords. Artemis Accords is a blueprint for space cooperation and supporting NASA’s plan to return humans to moon by 2024. It ..

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Curiosity rover spots colourful clouds on Mars

Curiosity Rover, developed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has captured images of “shining clouds” on Mars. This will help the scientists know more about MARS (or the Red Planet). Highlights Researchers are now studying clouds which arrived earlier and formed higher than expected. According to NASA, “cloudy days are rare” in thin and ..

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