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 [...]
A new beginning A new destination With happiness or sorrow With pain or pleasure Best Wishes for Makar Sankranti!
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 [...]
In India, the National Mathematics Day is observed on December 22 every year. It is celebrated in order to honor the birth anniversary of the famous mathematician Sir Srinivasa Ramanujan. He was the world famous mathematician who made remarkable contributions in different fields and branches of the subject mathematics. Srinivasa Ramanujan (December 22, 1887 to [...]
The annual Geminid Meteor Shower was wonderful to watch. - shot was taken at Natskies Observatory, Panchgani
What are meteors and meteoroids? Rocks and dust particles from space that are about to collide with Earth's atmosphere are called meteoroids. Those that enter and streak through the atmosphere are called meteors. What causes a meteor shower? Usually when comets, which are chunks of ice with lot of dust, come close to the [...]
Hate The Disease, Not The Diseased.
Aditya - L1 First India's mission to study the sun The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) now has its vision set on the Sun. With probes currently circling Mars and the moon, ISRO Satellite Centre Director Mylswamy Annadurai recently revealed the space agency's plans to launch 'Aditya-L1', the first Indias mission to study the Sun, by the [...]
“Childhood means Fun unlimited… Bounteous shower… Of love and care… Realm of imagination… Joy of growing up… Happy Children’s Day!”
Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it. - Guru Nanak