China plans to send monkeys to the Tiangong space station to study how they reproduce in space
Believing that long-term space exploration will require such experiments, a team of Chinese scientists are planning to send macaque monkeys to the Tiangong Space Station and study how the reproduce.
Nov 07, 2022
Last Lunar Eclipse of 2022: Places, timing and everything you need to know
The total lunar eclipse will continue for a total duration of 45 minutes and 48 seconds. Only portions of eastern India can witness a total lunar eclipse, while the remainder of the country can only witness a partial eclipse.
Nov 04, 2022
Tiangong Space Station
China now has their own space station, successfully dock the final module of the Tiangong space station
The US govt. banned NASA from working with Beijing in 2011. The Chinese govt., in a span of two years, sent up the core module, three manned spacecraft, the Wentian lab module and several cargo spacecraft to build their own space station.
Nov 01, 2022
NASA plans on testing crash landing space module on Mars to make inter-planetary exploration cheaper
In a bid to make inter-planetary travel cheaper and more far-reaching, NASA is planning to test out crash landing onto the planet Mars with their newly designed SHIELD experimental lander.
Oct 26, 2022
For the first time, a black hole was caught "burping out" remnants of a star it devoured
For the first time, astronomers and scientists were able to observe a black hole spewing out unidentified materials back into space after it consumed a star in a process called TDE or Tidal Disruption Event.
Oct 14, 2022
NASA DART Mission
NASA’s DART Mission a huge success, has successfully altered asteroid’s orbit by about 10 metres
NASA’s DART mission which crashed into a minor asteroid called Dimorphos has been declared a success. The crash has resulted in a significant shift in the orbit of the said asteroid.
Oct 12, 2022
Natural Organic Reduction
A new way to say goodbye: How some US-based companies are turning deceased humans into compost
As creepy as it sounds, human composting or the speedy process of turning the deceased body of a loved one into organic soil is fast becoming a reality in countries where traditional burials and cremations can be expensive and polluting.
Oct 07, 2022
Explained: What spacecraft is NASA using for its DART mission and how is it going to save the planet from Asteroids
The spacecraft being used in the DART mission by NASA is a basic satellite with very sparse equipment which consists of one single colour camera, an ion engine and a few basic solar panels.
Sep 23, 2022
NASA to launch unmanned Artemis I mission today; to send SLS rocket, Orion capsule on 42 days voyage around moon
Artemis I will not carry astronauts, nor land on the moon. However, the mission is critical to demonstrate that NASA's monster rocket and deep space capsule can deliver on their promised abilities
Aug 29, 2022
Explained: How NASA will test it's new moon rocket Artemis, 50 years after Apollo mission
More than 50 years later, Apollo still stands as NASA's greatest achievement. For Artemis, NASA will be drawing from a diverse astronaut pool currently numbering 42 and is extending the time crews will spend on the moon to at least a week
Aug 25, 2022
Explained: Why Russia’s withdrawal from the ISS is a big deal and how it may affect space exploration
Russia’s Roscomos has announced that they will be withdrawing from the ISS after 2024, once the current contract between ISS members expires. We see why this may turn out to be a huge blow to the ISS, as well as space exploration in general.
Jul 27, 2022
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