Chandrayaan-2 mission moves another step closer to the Moon after it successfully entered the lunar orbit, the official twitter handle of ISRO tweeted.
First set of beautiful images of Earth from Chandrayaan 2 mission released
The first set of images of Earth captured by the Chandrayaan 2 moon-exploration program of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have been released. The tweets by ISRO’s official handle show the beautiful images taken on August 3rd. Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second foray to the Moon. It was launched on the 22nd of July using the Geosynchronous launch vehicle (GSLV- … Read More
Gases analysed on distant 'super-Earth'
For the first time, astronomers identify which gases are present in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” planet orbiting an alien star.
Mercury farthest east of sunset May 6
These evenings in May, 2015 are a good time to look the planet Mercury. It reaches its greatest elongation – greatest angular distance, east of the sun – on May 6 (or May 7, depending on time zone). That means this world can now be spotted in the sunset direction as dusk ebbs into darkness. Cloudy tonight? No worries. Look … Read More