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Cosmic Microwave Background A picture of the universe

A Universe in a Picture

The story begins almost 14 billion years ago but we are going to take it up in 1948, when Ralph Alpherin, while doing research on the Big Bang, together with Robert Herman and George Gamow, predicted ...

jupiter is visible in june

This month, you can see Jupiter and its largest moons with just your binoculars

NASA has said that Jupiter “is at its biggest and brightest this month,” and can be observed in detail with only a minimum of equipment. Read more

fantastic women in science

Fantastic Women Series – Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin

The fact that the Sun and other stars are primarily composed of hydrogen and helium is a fact that anyone with any interest in astronomy knows. It is an established fact. What most people don’t know i...

pale blue dot

Happy Carl Sagan Day — The Voyagers and the Pale Blue Dot

It was the year 1977 and just eight years after human beings had landed on the moon that another epic journey began. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are robotic probes launched in 1977, whose primary mission ...

space news

Space news: Landing on an asteroid, visiting Mercury and collecting solar data

On December 3, 2014, Jaxa, the Japanese space agency launched its asteroid sample return mission, Hayabusa 2. The spacecraft approached the asteroid Ryugu on June 27, 2018 and is now at a distance of ...