Tags : Astronomy

UAE Students secures top ranks in International Astronomy Olympiad

8 Students from various UAE schools secured top ranks in International Astronomy Olympiad 2021 in their respective grade results. International Astronomy Olympiad, commonly known as National Astronomy Challenge (NAC) conducted yearly by STEM & Space, India. In year 2021 more than 4000 students participated from UAE, India, Oman, Kuwait, US and Canada. Among 29 topers […]...Read More

Let’s gear up for Space-cation, first space hotel is expected

Orbital Assembly Corporation is the worlds first large scale space construction company, recently announced new details about its ambitious plan to build a hotel above the Earth’s atmosphere. The Gateway Foundation first proposed this concept in 2012, and the California company later established OAC to realize its dream of building the first commercial hotel in […]...Read More

Cosmic fireball lights up the sky in UK

On Sunday night, a large swath of meteors gleamed in the British sky, making the lucky ones happy. Doorbell cameras across the UK captured very bright meteors called fireballs The meteor was spotted shortly before 10 o’clock in the evening on 28th February 2021, and the meteor was visible for about 7 seconds. It was […]...Read More

Close-up of the Mars at its opposition

Astronomy enthusiasts got a chance on 13th October 2020, to have a detailed view of Mars on its opposition with Earth. (Photo Credit – Prabhu S Kutti) Mars comes closest to Earth, a distance of 62 million km, on 13 October, when it reaches opposition. What is Mars Opposition? A specific alignment in the solar […]...Read More

Life on Venus: Hope or Hoax

Life on Venus: Hope or HoaxIs ‘unnatural’ phosphine on Venus a potential sign of life? An international team of astronomers, on Monday, scoped out an unexpected E.T mine — a hazy cloud atop Venus containing traces of phosphine. Toxic and rancid, it may be, but the gas is also a bi-product of microbial life (and […]...Read More