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In a groundbreaking revelation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists have uncovered an unexpected presence of metal-infused particles in the stratosphere, well over seven miles above Earth's surface. These particles, containing various metals from satellites and spent rocket boosters, have been vaporized by the intense heat generated during re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.
Inside the depths of planets, where extreme pressures and temperatures reign, matter takes on some truly bizarre forms. While iron atoms are believed to dance within Earth's solid inner core, the gas giants Uranus and Neptune likely host an unusual type of ice, known as superionic ice, which exists as both a solid and a liquid simultaneously. This extraordinary form of ice was first recreated in laboratory experiments five years ago and its existence and crystalline structure were confirmed four years later.
Bennu sample collected by the OSIRIS-REx mission has shown evidence of high-carbon content and water, according to NASA's preliminary assessment. This finding could indicate the presence of the building blocks of life on Earth in the asteroid material. The OSIRIS-REx sample, the largest carbon-rich asteroid sample ever delivered to Earth, will be studied for decades to investigate the origins of life and gain insights into our solar system's formation.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), following the achievements of Chandrayaan-3 and the Aditya L-1 missions, is now poised to venture into the realm of Venus, often referred to as Earth's twin.
After years of dedicated work and anticipation, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission has accomplished a historic milestone by safely delivering a capsule filled with rocks and dust collected from asteroid Bennu to Earth. This remarkable feat, completed with precision, holds the promise of advancing the understanding of planet formation, the origins of organic compounds and water on Earth, and enhancing our knowledge of potentially hazardous asteroids. Let's delve into this extraordinary achievement and its profound implications.
Contrary to previous beliefs that black holes fed slowly, a group of researchers led by Northwestern University found that black holes consume matter much faster. They came to the conclusion using high-resolution 3D simulations.
Frank Rubio, currently on a year-long mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), has achieved a remarkable milestone in space exploration. Today,...
In a gesture of profound significance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the christening of key lunar locations with names that reflect India's spiritual ethos and indomitable spirit. As he addressed scientists at the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru, PM Modi revealed that the site where Chandrayaan-3's lander made its lunar touchdown will now be known as 'Shivashakti'. Similarly, the spot where Chandrayaan-2's landing occurred will be called the 'Tiranga Point'.
In a significant step towards the impending Moon landing of Chandrayaan-3, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved a triumphant milestone on the early morning of August 16. The space agency flawlessly executed the fifth and ultimate orbit reduction manoeuvre, marking a pivotal accomplishment as the mission approaches its lunar destination.