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CSA announces the first unmanned Mars mission

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CSA announces the first unmanned Mars mission

CSA announces the first unmanned Mars mission

CSA (Chinese Space Agency) announced the name of its first Mars mission. The name Mars mission is named as Tianwen – 1.

This day also coincided with the China’s annual space day. Also, the day marked the 50th anniversary of the launch its first satellite Dongfanghong I.

With the launching of this mission it would be a great day for the Chinese. The unmanned mars mission of CSA is expected to be scheduled this year.

The mars mission name comes from the chinese word “Tianwen” which means “questions to Heaven”, a poem written be Qu Yuan a Chinese poet who lived around 338 BC.

CSA announces the first unmanned Mars mission

The CNSA(Chinese National Space administration) announced that the future missions will be named Tianwen. The country ranks third in terms of space mission.

Till now, the country had failed many attempts in Mars mission. But the country expects that this mission will be a great success. China is in a race with the United States and Russia. With missions like Mars orbiter Mission(MOM) India is also rising to the points table in race.

So, folks what you think about the space race? Just comment down your views!

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NASA – SpaceX launching first manned crew flight!

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NASA - SpaceX launching first manned crew flight!

Overview

NASA – SpaceX launching first manned crew flight!

A new mission is going to embark on the American soil. NASA and Space X the two space program organizations are collectively going to launch the first crew manned mission to the International Space station.

As per the NASA reports their astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX crew dragon spacecraft. Which is going to lift off through the Falcon 9 rocket.

NASA - SpaceX launching first manned crew flight!
The photo of crew dragon
Source : NASA
NASA – SpaceX launching first manned crew flight!

Mission

According to NASA, on May 27th at 4:30 pm EDT, the rocket will take off with the astronauts with a speed of 17000mph.

In about 24 hours the crew dragon will successfully dock with the International Space station.

The two astronauts will be working on board with Expedition 63 the members of the space station.

The members will collectively test the crew dragon also conduct various other research in the space station.

After the conclusion of the mission the crew dragon will undock with the two astronauts and will reenter the Earth. and will land on the Atlantic coast in Florida.

They will be collected by the Space x Go Navigator vessel and will be returned to Cape Canaveral.

The duration of the mission not announced till now. According to NASA, it will be announced afterwards.

Being estimated that the crew dragon has the capability to stay in the orbit upto 110 days.

Further Missions

There are many objectives to this space mission. NASA is the national space research body in America and the SpaceX, the private space research body.

Space X founded by Elon Musk with aims to colonize Mars and to start space travel program. The mission is a test for these requirements.

NASA has a future mission called the Artemis to colonize the lunar surface on 2024. Which will send the man and the first woman on the moon.

So guys, what do you think about the future? The craze for space mission is going to change the shape of human civilization….

Comment and write down your views……

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NASA finds Earth size planet likely – support life

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NASA finds Earth size planet likely – support life

NASA finds Earth size planet likely – support life

Imagine, how vast the space is, there are more planets to discover. The common questions that we ask ourselves is that “are we alone?” These are the questions that leave us perplexed.

In the way to prove this query, the United States national space agency NASA found an exoplanet with the size of Earth. With the features of a planet which can host life it gives us hope as a “second Earth”. According to the reports by NASA, the possible planet called “Kepler-1649c” was discovered by going through the old observations of the Kepler telescope data. NASA finds Earth size planet likely – support life .

NASA finds Earth size planet likely - support life
A comparison of Earth and Kepler-1649c
Credits: NASA/Ames Research Center/Daniel Rutter

Kepler-1649c features

  • The exoplanet is located 300 light years from Earth.
  • In contrast, the planet is 1.06 times larger than Earth.
  • Also, the temperature is same as that of Earth.
  • The planet receives 75% of light which is very likely suitable to host a life.
  • It was discovered by going through the data of old Kepler telescope by NASA.
  • The position of the planet is in a habitable zone that is neither too far or nearer to the star.
  • But the planet revolves a red dwarf star which is unlikely to support the life.

The data from this exoplanet shows the potential of the planet. According to the NASA, these reports shows the extra potential of the planet to host life than the previously discovered one.

Previously, scientists discovered another planet through Hubble space telescope. It had the potential to have water in a liquid state. Reports like these gives scientists new hope in search of life on another planet.

But the studies are not over, there are lot to discover for them also to study about the Kepler 1649c surface also the environment.

So folks, what are your thoughts regarding this? Comment and let me know!

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NASA needs your help for mini moon payload designs

NASA needs your help for mini moon payload designs

NASA needs your help for mini moon payload designs.

Overview

You have got a chance to prove yourself to unleash the scientist in you! You just need to design a better payload for a lunar rover with the size of a bar soap!

Yes! You heard it right! On Thursday NASA issued ideas for a miniaturized payload to send the miniaturized rovers to the lunar surface. The program called the “Honey, I Shrunk the NASA payload challenge” through a platform called HeroX.

According to the details, the challenge is to design a payload for a lunar rover with a size of a bar soap. Also, there are more challenges that awaits with testing prototyping and creation. For the first round that is the design round, a reward of total $160,000 prize money is announced. Also, note the point that it will accept all submissions till June 1st.

NASA needs your help for mini moon payload designs
NASA have plans for the future missions

NASA needs your help for mini moon payload designs

Advantages of small size rover

  • Small size rovers are not so complicated.
  • Small size rovers have lower probability of damage.
  • It can be built at cheaper rates.
  • Small size rovers can be used as a starter prior to a mission as a method of testing.
  • Small size rovers will cut high energy consumption.
  • As a rover is primarily used for probing, then small size rover has the capacity to do so.

Conclusion

These rovers will help in collecting information about the lunar surface, also it’s environment. These information will be quite useful for future lunar missions. In 2022, NASA is planning for an Artemis program.

So, what are your thoughts regarding the payload? Will you take part in the challenge? I want my readers to be the champion! So go for it!

Also don’t forget to comment your views!

Super pink moon lights the sky amid COVID-19

Super pink moon lights the sky amid COVID-19

Super pink moon lights the sky amid COVID-19,

The Super pink moon lighted up the night sky across the world. Amid the COVID-19 which made the world to come to sandstill, the supermoon provided a magnificent view and hope to the entire world.

What is a Supermoon?

Super Pink Moon lights the sky amid COVID-19

As the name suggests, supermoon is not that kind of super big thing. It happens when a full moon comes nearer to the Earth. Also, they appear 10-15 per cent brighter.

Super pink moon lights the sky amid COVID-19

What’s with the name?

Super Pink Moon lights the sky amid COVID-19
This beautiful flower you are seeing is the Phlox flower from which the Supermoon get its name.

The name Super pink moon is adapted because these supermoon appear during the spring season. Mostly in North American regions certain flowers which are pink colored blooms. Therefore, with the reference to it traditionally the name for the moon came into being.

The above picture shows the flower Flox from which the name of the supermoon came.

Timings

The super pink moon was visible from April 7 in the evening to April 8 in the morning.

Full Supermoons of 2020

  • The first supermoon was on March 9 with distance of 357,404 km.
  • The second supermoon the current one on April 7 – 8 with distance of 357,035 km.
  • The coming one is on May 7.

Missed the supermoon?

Missed the Super Pink Moon? No need to worry. Here is another chance : the coming month of May on 7 th the world will witness the new supermoon. So, get ready!

So, guys what are your views on the Super Pink Moon? Had anyone watched it or missed it. Comment your views and let me know!

World Health Day 2020

World Health Day 2020

World Health Day 2020, 7th April marks the World Health Day. As you all know the global pandemic Covid19 had brought us sandstill and the world is suffering with economic drawbacks. Also, it is affecting everyone regardless.

Health is necessary and important. It is mentioned that “Health is wealth”. Therefore, it is our duty to take care of our own health and also others’.

Remembering the human struggles in the way of our development we bring you the most updates and facts about the World Health Day 2020!

What is World Health Day?

World Health Day is a day to spread the awareness of health globally. It is celebrated on April 7th every year under World Health Organization and other allies.

From 1950 onwards the World Health Organization started observing this day.

Why World Health Day celebrated?

The main motive of the World Health Day is to promote healthy living among the people. To free the world from diseases and to unitedly fight against diseases like AIDS.

Therefore, this day serves to promote the healthy living of life.

World Health Day 2020 facts:

  • Started as a result of world health assembly organized by WHO in Geneva in 1948.
  • Started celebrating officially as World Health Day in the year 1950.
  • Celebrated every year on April 7 worldwide.
  • The tagline for the World Health Day 2020 is : support nurses and midwives.

What is WHO?

World Health Day 2020

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health situated in Geneva, Switzerland.

We all know the world is suffering from the pandemic. Everyone is in a lockdown state.

In this World Health Day we can pledge to:

Fight against the coronavirus and other diseases.

Respect the medical staffs.

Keep ourselves healthy and practice social distancing for the time being in this pandemic.

So, what are your views on the World Health Day? We want to listen from you. Gladly comment down and let us know!

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