Planets of the Solar System Current Affairs, GK & News

Planets of the Solar System  Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Opposition Effect that will make Mars look bigger and brighter?

In October 2020, Mars is to look bigger and brighter due to ‘Opposition Effect’. What is Opposition Effect? It is the circumstance where two celestial bodies will appear in opposite directions in the sky. For instance, a full moon is said to be in opposition to the sun. The earth is then approximately between them. ..

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Scientists Found Life Harbouring Gas on Venus

Recently, a team of experts while observing the Venus found that the atmosphere of Venus contains traces of phosphine gas. Phosphine gas is associated with the living organisms which on Earth. The team used telescopes in Hawaii and Chile’s Atacama Desert in order to observe upper cloud deck of Venus which is around 60 km ..

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NASA announces its New Frontiers program

NASA has recently announced its New Frontiers program, called Dragonfly mission, to explore Saturn’s largest moon – Titan. It’s the only moon in our solar system that has an atmosphere.The rotorcraft will fly to dozens of promising locations on Titan looking for pre-biotic chemical processes common on both Titan and Earth. The mission will launch ..

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NASA spotted lakes filled with Methane on Saturn’s moon Titan

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has made an incredible observation about the extraordinary deep lakes filled with methane in the Saturn’s moon, Titan. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon has methane rain that can fill lakes as much as 330 feet deep. Titan has become only planetary body known to have stable liquid on its surface, apart from Earth.

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Liquid methane spotted on Titan satellite in solar system

By using data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the researchers discovered deep lakes (more than 300 feet, or 100 meters) filled with methane on Saturn’s moon Titan. The team also found “phantom lakes” that fill and empty periodically. It must be noted that Titan is the only known body in our solar system other than ..

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