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JUICE: Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer of European Space Agency

The Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer of the European Space Agency recently entered into a critical sequence of tests. About Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer It is called JUICE. It is an interplanetary spacecraft developed by European Space Agency. It is under its development phase. The main contractor of the mission is Airbus Defence and Space. The ..

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Chinese Rocket falls into Indian Ocean

The remains of Chinese rocket have crashed into the Indian Ocean. It is said to have been hurtling towards the earth. Hurtling is moving in a high speed, especially in a wildly uncontrolled manner. What happened? On April 28, 2021, China launched the Long March 5B rocket. The rocket carried the Tianhe core module of ..

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Unicorn Black Hole

The Astronomers have discovered the smallest black holes. It has been named as Unicorn. It is 1,500 light years away from the earth. It is the closest of all the black holes found so far. About Unicorn The Unicorn is three times the mass of the sun. Its size is tiny for a black hole. ..

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NASA SHIELDS Mission: To Study Interstellar Space

NASA recently launched the SHIELDS Mission from the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The Mission is to study light from interstellar particles in the heliosphere. What is SHIELDS? SHIELDS is Spatial Heterodyne Interferometric Emission Line Dynamics Spectrometer. It will fly to a height of 300 kilo metres. At this height SHIELDS can see light ..

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MOXIE- Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment

The Perseverance rover of Mars 2020 Mission of NASA recently converted carbon dioxide into oxygen. This is the first time this has been achieved in another planet. This was achieved by MOXIE, an instrument placed in the front side of the rover. What is MOXIE? MOXIE is Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilisation Experiment. It is ..

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