ISRO’s PSLv-C49/EOS-01 launch successful

ISRO on Saturday launched EOS-1 , an earth observation satellite, and nine other satellites of international customers onboard the carrier vehicle PSLV-C launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The EOS-01 will be providing agriculture, forestry and disaster management support. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is an medium-lift launch vehicle…

Water found on Moon

NASA confirmed it found traces of water on a sunlit surface of the Moon for the first time. The discovery made using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Centre. Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator tweeted “ We confirmed water on the sunlit surface of the Moon…

Mars is biggest and brightest

As Mars lines up with Earth on the same side of the Sun, it is at its biggest and brightest. Every 26 months the pair take up this line up, moving close together before then diverging again on their separate orbit around our star. Tuesday night 13th October sees the actual moment of what astronomers…

Is there life in Venus?

An international team of researchers led by Jane Greaves from Cardiff University has spotted phosphine, a rare and toxic gas, in the atmosphere of Venus suggesting that it may be home to alien life. They reported their findings in an article published in Nature Astronomy today. The sheer quantity of phosphine found on Venus cannot be…

Corn Moon in the UK

The night sky in the UK will be dominated by the September Corn Moon, which will appear full for about three days from Monday evening through Thursday morning. The moon officially reached its peak at 6.22 am this morning but will continue to shine brightly in the sky this evening and Thursday evening as well.…

Full Moons of 2020

2nd September’s full moon at 6:22 am, is usually known as the Harvest Moon, because it is the full moon that falls closest to the September equinox. This year, however, it will be known as the Full Corn Moon, as the first of two full moons to fall in October is closest to the first…

Space butterfly captured by Astronomers

Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s  (ESO) gigantic telescopein Northern Chile  shot the picture of NGC 28990 a bubble of  gas resembling a butterfly. The “space butterfly” is localted between 3, 000 to 6, 500 light-years away in the.Southern constellation of Vela. NGC 2899’s vast swathes of gas can reach temperatures of over 10, 000 °C.…

Ophiuchus throws Zodiac calendar in to chaos

  Ophiuchus, a new star sign  is a thirteenth-star sign as revealed by NASA throws astrological calendar in a mess Ophiuchus named after the ancient Greek for “ snake bearer” comes into line straddling the celestial equator for 18 days between November 29 and December 17  with Scorpio’s window cut to just seven days. Astrological…

Venus the brightest star lighting the Moon’s crescent

The bright evening star Venus will reach its greatest brightness on Tuesday, April 28, as the first planet to make a close approach to the crescent moon. This is ranked as the third-brightest Celestial object to light the sky after the Sun and Moon. The moment of conjunction occurs at 15:23 GMT and you can…