Page-6 of Planetary science Current Affairs, GK & News
2007 OR10 is the name of a trans-Neptunian object, which has been largest body in the Solar System without a name. It was discovered in 2007 by former graduate student Meg Schwamb of the California Institute of Technology. This dwarf planet nicknamed Snow White orbits at the edge of the Solar System. Roughly half the ..
Topics: Book:Solar System • Cryovolcano • Dwarf planet • Kuiper belt • Local Interstellar Cloud • Neptune • Planet • Planetary science • Pluto • Solar System • Trans-Neptunian object • Trans-Neptunian objects in fiction
GRAIL refers to Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory. GRAIL is a discovery mission programme of NASA which is currently making final launch preparations for its Sept 8 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. GRAIL will use high-quality gravitational field mapping of the Moon to determine its interior structure. Its objectives are: Map ..
Recently, the high-resolution photographs taken by Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Landed Mars in 2006) show fingerlike streaks up to five yards wide that appear on some steep slopes in the planet’s late spring. The observations show that these streaks grow and shift through summer, reaching hundreds of yards in length before they fade in winter. ..
In this update are talking about the carbonaceous chondrites and ureilite. Carbonaceous chondrites or C chondrites are meterorites of 7 known and many unknown groups. Ureilite is a rare type of stony meteorite that has a unique mineralogical composition very different from that of other stony meteorites. Both of them are rich on organic material. ..
Cells that Can Destroy Leukemia developed by US Scientists U.S. scientists developed cells that can destroy leukemia in three weeks That could lead to new and effective treatments for deadly blood cancer A new engineering technique involving leukemia patients treated with their own T cells T cells: A type of white blood cells that were ..
Topics: Astronomy • Chimeric antigen receptor T cell • Draco • Exoplanetology • Exoplanets • Giant planets • GSC 03549-02811 • Hot Jupiters • Kepler space telescope • Physical sciences • Planetary science • TrES-2b