Outer space: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

World Space Week, 2020: Key Facts

The World Space Week is celebrated between October 4, 2020 and October 10, 2020. The week is being celebrated under United Nations resolution that was passed in 1999. Highlights The week celebrates contributions of space science and technology. This year the week is being celebrated under the theme Theme: Satellites Improve Life In 2021, the ..

“Feathered Spiral Galaxy” discovered by NASA Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope of NASA recently identified a feathered spiral galaxy. The galaxy is located 67 million light years away. About the Galaxy The Galaxy has a spiral pattern and feathery nature. The galaxy has been classified as flocculent or fluffy looking. The spiral arms in the galaxy indicate that it hasn’t formed any ..

Super Earth Discovered

The Astronomers at the University of Gottingen detected a system of super earth planets. The planets are orbiting a near by star Gliese 887. It is the brightest red dwarf star in the sky. About the discovery The Super earth discovered is close to the habitable zone of the red dwarf. Based on its proximity ..

NASA scientist sets record of Longest Space flight be a woman

US Astronaut Christina Koch has set a record of longest space flight by a woman. She has spent 300 days in space. Highlights Christina Koch arrived at International Space Station on March 14, 2019, setting the record of spending the maximum number of days in space. She broke the earlier record set by former space ..

SpaceX makes supply run for NASA

American aeronautical company SpaceX launched several experiments into the space on December 5th on board its Dragon Capsule. The SpaceX Dragon is a reusable spacecraft used for delivering cargo. This is the 19th supply run made by the company for NASA and it was launched from Cape Canaveral. It delivered the following to the International ..