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NASA's Webb telescope spots its first Earth-like exoplanet
NASA's Webb telescope spots its first Earth-like exoplanet

LHS 475 b is relatively close, at only 41 light-years away, in the constellation Octans.

  • Thursday, 12 January 2023
  • NASA
 NASA mission spots 2nd Earth-size world within 'habitable zone'.
NASA mission spots 2nd Earth-size world within 'habitable zone'

Astronomers previously discovered three planets in this system, called TOI 700 b, c, and d.

  • Wednesday, 11 January 2023
50000 Year Old Comet Coming!
50000 Year Old Comet To Shoot Past Earth In February, What Say Astronomers

Early February will bring once-in-a-lifetime treat for stargazers. People on earth will get to see a rare celestial phenomenon. A newly discovered comet will be seen for first time in 50 millenia. Named C/2022 E3 (ZTF), the comet will pass by earth on February 2. It is likely to shoot past earth around 5 crore km from the blue planet.

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  • Monday, 09 January 2023
Winter Solstice in Odisha: All you need to know about shortest day and longest night today
Winter Solstice in Odisha: All you need to know about shortest day and longest night today

For the Northern Hemisphere, the summer (June) solstice occurs around June 20-21, and the winter (December) solstice happens around Dec. 21-22.

  • Thursday, 22 December 2022
Moon
Why have you never seen the other side of the moon?

Have you ever wondered what lies on the other side of the moon? If we did, would poets have written different love songs?

  • Saturday, 03 December 2022
  • China
PSLV rocket lifts off with Indo French satellite EOS 6 and 8 nanosatellites
PSLV rocket lifts off with Indo French satellite EOS 6 and 8 nanosatellites

The four stage expendable, 44.4 m tall XL variant of PSLV rocket weighing 321 ton slowly rose-up towards the skies with thick orange flame at its tail.

  • Saturday, 26 November 2022
  • India
NASA's Orion spacecraft successfully enters lunar orbit
NASA's Orion spacecraft successfully enters lunar orbit

Orion was specifically designed for missions to carry humans farther into space than ever before.

  • Saturday, 26 November 2022
  • NASA
ISRO
ISRO to orbit Indo-French satellite, eight others on Saturday

Out of the nine satellites that will be carried by the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C54), EOS-6 will be the primary passenger while the others are piggybacks.

  • Friday, 25 November 2022
  • ISRO
Marie Tharp
Why Marie Tharp is Google’s doodle of the day? Read to know more

Born on July 30, 1920, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Marie was the only child of William Edgar Tharp, a soil surveyor for the United States of America’s Agriculture Department, and Bertha Louise Tharp.

  • Monday, 21 November 2022
  • Google
History in Making
India launches first privately-built rocket Vikram-S, top facts

Vikram-S makes history as the first private rocket of India to grace the skies. The rocket blasted off into suborbital space from the spaceport of Indian Space Research Organisation at Sriharikota.

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Vikram-S
Vikram-S marks "The Beginning" of private venture in Indian space programme with maiden success

Vikram-S launched the payloads in about 500 km low inclination orbit.

  • Friday, 18 November 2022
  • ISRO
Indeveer Madireddy
In a first, Indian-American teen sequences angelfish DNA

In March this year, he lost Calvin, a specimen of angel fish (Pterophyllum scalare), a tropical freshwater fish from the cichlid family.

Lunar Eclipse 2022
Lunar Eclipse 2022: Everything you need to know about the celestial event & associated restrictions

November 8, Tuesday, Purnima of Kartik month. Partial lunar eclipse will be visible on November 8 in Odisha as well as India. The lunar eclipse will start at the same time in different places in Odisha and the eclipse will also end at the same time.

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Biryani and eclipse
Biryani And Eclipse

On solar eclipse day, rationalists in Bhubaneswar embarked on a very public Biryani feast, and consequently, the social media discourse quickly devolved into an abuse fest.

ECLIPSE PHENOMENA
What Is Solar Eclipse? Watch This Video To Understand The Phenomenon

What Is Solar Eclipse? Watch This Video To Understand The Phenomenon

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  • Tuesday, 25 October 2022
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