Planets Current Affairs, GK & News

Planets  Current Affairs, GK & News

ISRO MOM Study: Mars losing its atmosphere at faster rate than the earth

The ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has found that Mars is losing its atmosphere to outer space at faster rate as compared to that of the earth. The report comes based on the study conducted by MOM and the MAVEN orbiter of the US. Highlights A global dust storm began to encircle the planet Mars ..

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TESS Mission discovers new Alien Worlds

NASA has detected three new planets in a nearby star system. These 3 planets – one slightly larger than Earth and two new planets – which are not similar to those found in the solar system. These planets fall in a varied gap of sizes of several planets and space researchers anticipate that these planets ..

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NASA Curiosity rover touches Mars

A robot rover “Curiosity” launched by US space agency NASA successfully landed on Mars. The rover landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012. What is Curiosity? · It is a robot rover which is currently exploring Mars. · Currently exploring Gale Crater, near the equator of Mars. · It will examine ..

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Presence of Salty Water on Mars

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. ..

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