Tag: organic molecules

OSIRIS-REx has Finally Arrived at Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx has Finally Arrived at Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx will ultimately collect and deliver 60 grams of regolith from Bennu to Earth. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft of NASA reached its target, asteroid Bennu, on 3rd December 2018 after completing a journey of 2 billion kilometers. The primary science objective of this mission is to improve the estimates…

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The Innermost Ring of Saturn is Raining

The Innermost Ring of Saturn is Raining

One of the most beloved planetary science missions of NASA gave some extraordinary insights about the ringed planet. Cassini spacecraft was launched on 15th October 1997 with the intentions of exploring the Saturn and its rings. It explored the Saturnian system for 13 years before the mission was ended by sending Cassini into the upper…

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A Famous Nova was actually not a Nova

A Famous Nova was actually not a Nova

Nova Vulpeculae 1670 is merely a collision between two dwarf stars. The term ‘Nova (Novae)’ refers to a transient astronomical event that causes sudden appearance of a bright, apparently new star which gradually fades away over several weeks. In some cases, the fading process may take many months. All the novae, which have been observed…

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NASA’s Dawn Mission is coming to its End

NASA’s Dawn Mission is coming to its End

The Dawn Mission revolutionized the field of Planetary Science through its breathtaking imagery and engineering feats. Dawn was launched by NASA in September 2007 with the intentions of studying 2 of the 3 known protoplanets (Ceres and Vesta) of the asteroid belt. The launch was executed from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as a…

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Scientists found signs of Life on a Moon of Saturn

Scientists found signs of Life on a Moon of Saturn

New findings of Enceladus strengthened the claims that it is the most suitable place for exploring extraterrestrial life. The existence of life beyond Earth has always been an extremely popular topic in the scientific community. Continuous efforts are being made since the mid-20th century in this regard but scientists have not enjoyed much of a…

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NASA found Evidence of Organic Matter on Mars

NASA found Evidence of Organic Matter on Mars

Humanity makes a massive move as Curiosity Rover of NASA found Organic Compounds in the sedimentary rocks of Mars. Mars is the first place that comes to our minds when we talk about an alternative habitat for humanity in our universe. A lot of space agencies and other organizations, like SpaceX, are quite determined to…

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Scientists reduced the size of a Chemistry Lab to find Life on Mars

Scientists reduced the size of a Chemistry Lab to find Life on Mars

Scientists from different parts of the world joined forces to develop a tiny lab that may unveil secrets of past life from Mars. Humans are trying really hard to find signs of life on Mars and these efforts received a massive boost recently as an international team of scientists has built a miniature lab that…

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