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ISRO’s Mangalyaan captures images of Phobos, Biggest moon of Mars

The Mars orbiter of the Indian Space Research Organization has captured images of Phobos, the biggest moon of Mars. Highlights The Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft was placed in Mars orbit in September 2014. By this India entered the elite group of countries that hold an orbiter around the planet. The other countries that hold satellites ..

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New Asteroid discovered near Jupiter

Astronauts have recently discovered a rare space object. The object looks like both asteroid and comet. The new space object is called Active Asteroid Highlights The asteroid has been named 2019 LD2. It has an orbit like an asteroid and a tail like a comet. The 2019 LD2 shares the orbit of Jupiter and is ..

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Existence of Earth like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri confirmed

On May 30, 2020, the international team of scientists confirmed the existence of the planet that is of the size of the earth. The planet is revolving Proxima Centauri star in the Alpha Centauri star system. Highlights The planet has the mass of 1.17 times as that of the earth. The mass of the planet ..

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Birth of New Planets witnessed first time in human history

The SPHERE instrument of the Very Large Telescope has captured the birth of new planet in the AB Aurigae star system recently. This is the first time in human history the birth of a star is being witnessed. Highlights The birth of the new star was depicted by the European Southern Observatory. The image depicts ..

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NASA Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope

NASA marked April 24th as the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch into the low earth orbit in 1990. Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the largest space telescopes and is named after American astronomer Edwin Hubble. It is a collaborative project of NASA and the European Space Agency. ..

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