Solar System Current Affairs, GK & News

NASA – Eyes on the Solar System Tool : 7 GK & Current Affairs Facts

Recently NASA has updated its 3D visualization ‘Eyes on the Solar System’ tool. This new and improved system now makes interplanetary travel easier and more interactive than before. Important Facts This latest edition of “Eyes on the Solar System” lets you scroll through rich interactive journeys. For example, you can enjoy Voyager’s grand tour of ..

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NASA: Confirmation of 5000 Exoplanets

65 new planets have been discovered by NASA outside the Earth’s solar system. This new discovery takes the total number of exoplanets that have been discovered to over 5000. Some of these discovered planets are Earth-like. Overview: This newly discovered 65 planets has marked a milestone in space exploration. These 65 newly discovered planets will ..

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TOI-2180: New Jupiter-like Exoplanet

A group of scientists recently discovered a new planet. The planet is of the size of Jupiter. The new planet is 379 light years away from the earth. It is 105 times denser than the earth. The planet is named TOI-2180 b. About the planet It takes 261 days for the planet to orbit its ..

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What is Winchcombe Meteorite?

The National History Museum located in London is to display a piece of the meteorite that touched down the town of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire in the UK. The meteorite touched the UK soil in February 2021. About the Meteorite The Winchcombe meteorite is 103 grams in weight. It is a fragment of black rock resembling ..

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What is a Blood Moon?

A Blood Moon occurs when the Moon of the Earth is on total lunar Eclipse. During this time, the moon looks red or ruddy brown. Thus it is called Blood Moon. The next Blood Moon is to occur on May 26, 2021. The last Blood Moon occurred on January 20-21, 2019. Why does the colour ..

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Voyager 1 detects persistent hum

The Voyager 1 probe recently picked up humming sound. The scientists have named this as “Plasma Wave Emission”. This humming sound has been interpreted as interstellar gas activity. Moving forward, the Voyager 1 will help scientists to understand the interactions between solar winds and the interstellar medium. The hum was of narrow frequency bandwidth. About ..

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