Tag: solar system

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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Why Earth Rotates?

Why Earth Rotates?

The rotation theory of the universe suggests that if the sun shall rise tomorrow, it may just be a fraction late. Since the Earth came into being some 4.6 billion years ago, every day it spins once around its axis just like the rising and setting of the Sun. This will continue to happen till…

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Scientists Detect a Planet around PDS 70

Scientists Detect a Planet around PDS 70

The combination of SPHERE and the Very Large Telescope discovered a forming planet in its youth. Space has been surprising us ever since we started exploring it. Entities like Nebulas, Black Holes, and Exoplanets have a nag of amazing us with their mysteries and secrets. Scientists are always trying to unveil more and more information…

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New Horizons Spacecraft is now awake at the end of our Solar System

New Horizons Spacecraft is now awake at the end of our Solar System

New Horizons is up and ready for making some more revelations as it flies towards the Ultima Thule. NASA launched an interplanetary space probe, called New Horizons, as a part of the New Frontiers Program. As it was assigned the task of exploring the Pluto System, a lot of complications were attached to it. Alan…

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Exiled Asteroid discovered in the Outer reaches of the Solar System

Exiled Asteroid discovered in the Outer reaches of the Solar System

An asteroid is found in the outskirts of our solar system that is believed to be formed billions of years ago. Our solar system was much different in its early days. An international team of scientists investigated the solar system of that time by making use of ESO telescopes and different theoretical models. They concluded…

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Why are we Seeing Northern Lights?

Why are we Seeing Northern Lights?

Is Earth the only Place where Aurora Borealis can take place? Earth has recently experienced quite a lot of interesting events. Northern lights is right up there in the list as it raised many questions straightway after its first sight. They are also known as Aurora Borealis. The first question to answer here is, what…

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How Well Do You Know the Solar System?

How Well Do You Know the Solar System?

If you are passionate about astronomy and the universe, you should know these things. Surely you have not learned all details about our Solar System. Today we will review, with a clip made by the National Geographic team, the most important details about our solar system, which every human should know about. From the center…

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NASA Is Going Back To The Moon

NASA Is Going Back To The Moon

Vice President Mike Pence Says NASA’s Going Back to the Moon. “We will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but [also] to build the foundation we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond,” Pence said on October 5 at the first meeting of the newly reinstated National Space…

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Global Aurora and High Radiation Level on Mars Are Caused by a Massive Solar Storm

Global Aurora and High Radiation Level on Mars Are Caused by a Massive Solar Storm

  An unexpected Massive Solar Storm hit Mars. A solar storm was hitting Mars on September 11, being one of the most unexpected storms recorded until now. It is known that Sun’s magnetic poles flip every 11 years, and the period between these events is known as the solar cycle. On this period the Sun…

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Is there life on Pluto?

Is there life on Pluto?

Spacecraft called New Horizonts, launched on January 19, 2006 on the way to Pluto, reached  the orbit of the dwarf planet in July of 2015 after a very long journey for about 9 years and five billion kilometers. This spacecraft traveled with an astonishing speed of 16.21 kilometers per second, which is unimaginable for a body…

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Goodbye Earth

Goodbye Earth

  The human planet, as you know it… shrouded with blue color, full of life, maybe the only place that sustain life in the universe… We are here and the future of our planet is in big danger. Maybe you didn’t know that. Because media doesn’t always want to share with you the truth in its…

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