China successfully launched “Shenzhou-12” manned spaceship

What is the News? China has launched the Long March 2F rocket transporting the Shenzhou-12 or Divine Vessel. About Shenzhou-12 or Divine Vessel: Shenzhou-12 is a manned mission. It is the third of the 11 missions that needed to complete China’s first Permanent space station, named Tiangong Space Station. Among these missions, four will be… Continue reading China successfully launched “Shenzhou-12” manned spaceship

What is the New Shephard rocket system?

What is the News? Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos’s space company named Blue Origin has concluded the online auction for the first seat on the New Shephard rocket system. It is a rocket system meant to take tourists to space. About New Shephard Rocket System: New Shephard is a reusable rocket system that has… Continue reading What is the New Shephard rocket system?

“EnVision Mission” to Venus by ESA

What is the News? European Space Agency(ESA) has announced a new mission with the name EnVision mission. About EnVision Mission: EnVision is a European Space Agency(ESA)-led mission. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is working as a contributor. Aim: The mission will carry instruments to study the Venus atmosphere and surface. Also, to monitor trace gases… Continue reading “EnVision Mission” to Venus by ESA

“CHIME telescope” detects numerous “Fast Radio Bursts”

What is the news? Scientists from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) have detected 535 Fast Radio Bursts (FRB). It is the largest collection of FRB till date. CHIME telescope (Source: Wiki) They have detected this in collaboration with India’s Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR) and the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA).… Continue reading “CHIME telescope” detects numerous “Fast Radio Bursts”

NASA’s New Venus Missions

What is the News? NASA has announced two new Venus Missions. It will examine the planet’s atmosphere and geological features. NASA is awarding approximately $500 million permission for development. The missions will be launched between 2028 and 2030. Which are those two new Venus Missions?  Davinci+ Venus Mission: Davinci+ stands for Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of… Continue reading NASA’s New Venus Missions

“Total lunar Eclipse and Super Moon” – 2 Celestial Events Coincided

What is the News? The two celestial events – Total Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon coincided on may 26. What is a supermoon? The Moon travels around our planet in an elliptical orbit or an elongated circle. Each month, the Moon passes through perigee (the point closest to Earth) and apogee (the point farthest from Earth).… Continue reading “Total lunar Eclipse and Super Moon” – 2 Celestial Events Coincided

“Winchcombe Meteorite” – To be Displayed in the UK

What is the News? A piece of Winchcombe meteorite will be displayed at the National History Museum, Gloucestershire (UK). About Winchcombe meteorite: The Winchcombe meteorite is also known as carbonaceous meteorite. These meteorites have high proportion of carbon. It was discovered after it landed in the driveway of a house located in Gloucestershire in the UK… Continue reading “Winchcombe Meteorite” – To be Displayed in the UK

China launches Classified “Yaogan Satellites” Into Orbit

What is the News? China has successfully launched the eighth group of three Yaogan-30 satellites into orbit on a Long March 2C rocket. The eighth group of three Yaogan-30 satellites will join the seven previous groups in the orbit that had been launched earlier. About Yaogan Satellites: Firstly, Yaogan is a series of Chinese reconnaissance… Continue reading China launches Classified “Yaogan Satellites” Into Orbit

“Tianwen-1 Mission” – China lands Zhurong Rover on Mars

What is the News?  China successfully lands Zhurong Rover from the Tianwen-1 mission on Mars. Specifically, it has landed on the Utopia Planitia, a large plain in the Northern Hemisphere of Mars. Note: The Zhurong rover has been named after an ancient Chinese god of fire. It will explore the Mars surface near the landing… Continue reading “Tianwen-1 Mission” – China lands Zhurong Rover on Mars

NASA’s “OSIRIS-REx Mission” to begin return from “Asteroid Bennu”

What is the News? NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission will depart from asteroid Bennu and start its two-year-long journey back to Earth. About OSIRIS-REx Mission: OSIRIS-REx stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer. The mission was launched in 2016. It was the first U.S. mission to successfully collect a sample from an asteroid. Aim:… Continue reading NASA’s “OSIRIS-REx Mission” to begin return from “Asteroid Bennu”