New Horizon Captures Pluto On Video

The New Horizons team working at NASA has launched Pluto’s first official video this week. The New Horizons team utilized the LEISA infrared imaging spectrometer to shoot this video of the planet. Through this new technology, the team managed to provide validation over the existence of water ice... read more

Space debris poses big threat

Space junk created by humans’ space missions over the last six decades could cause significant damage on Earth as well as in space, Astronomer Stuart Grey of University College London warned.

The space race started with the launch of Russia’s tiny satellite Sputnik in 1957. It provoked... read more

Recently Sequenced Genome from Ireland Throws Light on Genesis of Celtic Populations

For the first time, scientists have been able to sequence the first human genome from Ireland. On sequencing the genomes of a 5,200-year-old female farmer from the Neolithic period and three 4,000-year-old males from the Bronze Age, scientists believe that Irish farmers were similar to those of... read more

NASA releases first video recording of Pluto

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) recently released the first official video recording of distant dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon.
The video isn’t exactly HD as it was shot at just under two frames per second with a 256-by-256-pixel camera. NASA... read more

More Than 500,000 Pieces of Debris, or ‘Space Junk’, Tracked as They Orbit Earth

Over 500,000 pieces of debris, or ‘space junk’, were tracked when they were orbiting the Earth. All of them travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, sufficiently fast for a relatively tiny piece of orbital debris to harm a spacecraft or a satellite.

With the increase in the population of space... read more

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Researchers in a new Smithsonian study have finally found an answer to how snails called slipper limpets change sex, and they said that physical contact plays a major role in this change.

According to researchers, several animals change their sex at some point of their lives or after... read more

Is Canned Air Only Way to Deal with Smog in China

China’s massive capital Beijing is regularly blanketed in notorious smog linked with coal consumption and heavy industry. Earlier, Beijing officials issued red alert for second time in December due to smog which is getting ridiculously bad.

This year wasn’t good at all for the Chinese... read more

Here is How World Saw Full Moon bursting into Life This Christmas

While looking for Santa’s sleigh on Christmas, you must have noticed a dazzling full moon brightening the night sky. The rare event that occurred Friday night was first full moon on Christmas in last 38 years.

Although it was a rare lunar spectacle that is not going to occur until 2034... read more

A first in history: Falcon 9 rocket lands back on earth after launching payloads

After several failed attempts, SpaceX on Monday finally managed to successfully launch its Falcon 9 rocket to the edge of space, deploy a second stage containing a payload of commercial satellites and bring the first stage to a perfect landing back at Cape Canaveral. The historical move could... read more

Full Cold Moon on Christmas won’t occur again until 2034

The dazzling moon that brightened the most recent Christmas was the first ‘Full Cold Moon’ on Christmas in nearly four decades.
It was called Full Cold Moon because of its full size and the timing of the beginning of winter season. As per the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (... read more

British couple gets cloned puppy from their dead dog

Laura Jacques and Richard Remde, a British couple, have become the proud owners of a cloned puppy that has been brought to existence from the DNA of their former dog that had died.

The cloned puppy, named Chance, is the first puppy produced with samples taken from a dog that had been dead... read more

Pluto Showcased in Christmas Spirit with Release of ‘False Color Christmas Portrait’ by NASA

Since the launch of NASA’s New Horizons, extraordinary images of Pluto have been captured by the spacecraft. Since Sunday, New Horizons has imaged the dwarf planet in six different ways and yet a lot surprises are yet to come. Recently, NASA has released stunning images and video showing how the... read more


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