Category: Science

proxima centauri

Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble Space Telescope detect massive explosion on Proxima Centauri

A massive coronal explosion on Proxima Centauri has been detected simultaneously by three space-based observatories Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble Space Telescope and a ground-based observatory HARPS. The explosion was detected on May 31 during a planned joint multi-wavelength simultaneous observational campaign by these observatories studying the ‘Proxima Centauri’ group of stars which hosts an Earth-like habitable

China self-sustaining space station

China testing self-sustaining space station

China is gunning ahead with its ambitions of grabbing a fair share of the space pie and in the latest attempt geared towards that goal, the country is testing a self-sustaining space station. For the test university students have been recruited who will be spending 200 days behind sealed steel doors of two bunkers in

China rocket

China fails in its second heavy-lift carrier rocket launch

China’s space ambitions have been increasingly lately with multiple missions being signed off as well as launched. The country is garnering success in its missions, but in its latest’s attempt to launch its second heavy-lift carrier rocket ‘Long March-5 Y2’, China didn’t remain successful. The launch on Sunday failed after abnormity was detected during the

Jupiter, Juno

Juno spacecraft all set to fly over the Great Red Spot on July 10

NASA has revealed that its Juno spacecraft that is orbiting the gas giant will be flying directly over the planet’s Great Red Spot on July 10. The Great Red Spot, which is Jupiter’s best known feature, is actually a massive 16,000-kilometer-wide storm that is said to be raging for more than 350 years now. As

antarctica

Ice free regions on Antarctica to increase over next several decades

Areas of Antarctica devoid of ice, also known as ice-free regions, will most likely increase over the course of next few decades, a new study has suggested. The increase in ice-free areas will be as much as 25 per cent by the end of the century because of climate change, leading to drastic changes in