Tags : Astronomy

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2022 winners revealed

UK: The overall winner of the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 14 is Gerald Rhemann for Disconnection Event, a rare photograph of a piece of Comet Leonard’s gas tail being disconnected and carried away by the solar wind. The image is currently on display alongside the winners of the other categories in the accompanying exhibition […]...Read More

Suhail star spotted in UAE skies, marks the end of the summer. Learn about the significance behind Suhail star

SHARJAH: The Emirates Astronomy Society reported the sighting of the much-anticipated Suhail star at dawn on Wednesday, marking an end to the sweltering summer heat. The sighting comes as a relief to many as the mercury hit 50 Celsius multiple times this summer. The Suhail star (or the Canopus) is the most-anticipated star in the […]...Read More

NASA is on course to crash the ISS in 2031

In a recent report, NASA has indicated how the future will look for ISS and how it will ultimately end up in a ‘spacecraft cemetery.’  Writing in the International Space Station Transition Report, NASA said, “The ISS is a unique laboratory that is returning enormous scientific, educational, and technological developments to benefit people on Earth […]...Read More

There may not be life on Mars as per scientists

A meteorite from Mars that’s over 4 billion-year-old that caused chaos here on Earth decades ago actually has no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life, after all, scientists reported recently. In the year 1996, a NASA-led team reported that organic compounds in the rock appeared to have been left behind by living creatures. Other researchers […]...Read More

An asteroid is headed for Earth, should we be concerned?

A massive asteroid, almost the size of the tallest building on Earth, is heading for the planet in mid-December, as per NASA’s asteroid tracker. Designated 163899 (2003 SD220), the massive asteroid has a diameter of approximately 791 meters, nearly the size of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest manmade structure on Earth.  However, observations […]...Read More

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is all set for lift off

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally on the launchpad. The space observatory, safely tucked inside an Ariane 5 rocket, is expected to launch on December 25. The rollout took about two hours to complete, according to NASA. Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket, with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope on board, was rolled out to the […]...Read More