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Oldest supernova ever detected

A huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago has been discovered by team of British astronomers. The huge cosmic blast occurred only 3.3 billion years after the Big Bang - when the universe was only a quarter of its current age. The exploding star, named DES16C2nm, it is classified as a superluminous supernova (SLSN), [...]

By |2018-02-21T13:09:37+05:30February 21st, 2018|Latest Post|0 Comments

Watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch live today

The time has finally come for SpaceX to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center What is SpaceX Falcon Heavy? The vehicle consists of three Falcon 9 cores strapped together, giving the rocket an awesome amount of power. And since each Falcon 9 has nine main rocket engines, there are 27 total engines [...]

By |2018-02-06T22:17:49+05:30February 6th, 2018|Latest Post|0 Comments

Amateur astronomer Scott Tilley rediscovers lost Nasa satellite

Scott Tilley an amateur astronomer rediscovered a lost Nasa satellite which has been lost in space for more than a decade. He was scanning the skies in search of a secret US government spy satellite, he found signals from lost satellite the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) Now, engineers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have confirmed that [...]

By |2018-02-02T13:21:44+05:30February 2nd, 2018|Latest Post|0 Comments

First Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse Coming This Month

This year's first lunar eclipse will be visible from India on January 31, 2018, It will be a total eclipse that involves the second full moon of the month, popularly referred to as a Blue Moon. Such a sky watching event hasn't happened for more than 150 years. A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and [...]

By |2018-01-24T13:21:30+05:30January 24th, 2018|Latest Post|0 Comments

100th Satellite Into orbit – PSLV-C40 ISRO adds another feather in its cap

India started its space journey with a century of satellites launched into space in 2018. The PSLV-C40 of ISRO successfully placed the 100th satellite from the Sriharikota on 12th January 2018. PSLV-C40 is 44.4 metres tall and weighs about 320 tonne at the lift-off stage. The 31 satellites with a combined weight of 1,323 kg Of [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:10:48+05:30January 16th, 2018|Latest Post|0 Comments

All you need to know about Constellations

Constellations What is Constellation? A group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure. Throughout the centuries, people have looked to the stars to help them navigate deserts & sea, know when to plant and harvest etc.  Ancient peoples used the appearance or [...]

By |2018-01-04T14:36:42+05:30January 4th, 2018|Latest Post|0 Comments