Space Telescope: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Himalayan Chandra Telescope completes successful 20 years

Published: September 28, 2020

The Himalayan Chandra Telescope is located at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO). It has been scanning the night sky in search of comets, stellar explosions, exo-planets and asteroids. Highlights It operates using delicate satellite communication link from Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST), IIA (Indian Institute of Astrophysics). The telescope marked ..

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“Feathered Spiral Galaxy” discovered by NASA Hubble Space Telescope

Published: July 7, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope of NASA recently identified a feathered spiral galaxy. The galaxy is located 67 million light years away. About the Galaxy The Galaxy has a spiral pattern and feathery nature. The galaxy has been classified as flocculent or fluffy looking. The spiral arms in the galaxy indicate that it hasn’t formed any ..

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Hubble Space Telescope: NASA’s longest living Space Telescope celebrates 30th anniversary

Published: April 25, 2020

On April 24, 2020, NASA celebrated its 30 years of launch of Hubble Space Telescope. It is one of the longest living Space Telescopes in the world. About Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Observatory is run in partnership with European Space Agency. The telescope has played a crucial role in the discovery of accelerating ..

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TESS Mission discovers new Alien Worlds

Published: August 8, 2019

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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Spektr-RG: Telescope launched by Russia into space

Published: July 16, 2019

Russia launched a Powerful X-ray space telescope called Spektr-RG from cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint project with Germany. The launch of telescope was originally scheduled for 21 June 2019 but was postponed twice because of a battery problem. About Spektr-RG It is developed by Russia as a joint project with Germany. Launch Vehicle: ..

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