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Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically active world in the Solar System.

November 23, 2022

This high-resolution image of Io, Jupiter’s fifth moon, taken by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft was published on December 18, 1997. Io’s surface is dotted with hundreds of volcanoes, some of which spew sulfurous plumes hundreds of miles high.

Is there only lightning on earth?

September 11, 2022

  Lightning is not the only thing on Earth.  Lightning has also been seen on other planets.  Why lightning has been seen even on the planets in our solar system In 1979, NASA’s probe Voyager 1 went close to the planet Jupiter, and then it photographed the powerful lightning that occurs on Jupiter.   It…

What will happen to you when you land on Jupiter ….. about that exciting journey that is not possible …

March 1, 2022

Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. About 1325 Earths can fit on Jupiter very easily. Suppose you decided to land on Jupiter to learn more about the mysterious planet Jupiter. What will happen? Jupiter is a gas giant with no ‘soil’ to trample on. Will you go straight down there? What do…

It rains like precious gems on this planet

February 28, 2022

Can you imagine living on a planet (Rains Precious Gems) with precious gems instead of water? Scientists have now discovered these new features in an exoplanet that previously discovered clouds made of metal, rain and gems. Called ‘WASP-121b’, the gas giant orbits a star about 855 light-years from Earth. This is according to a study…

Dwarf planet named after Pandit Jasraj ‘2006 vp32’

November 28, 2021

The Dwarf Planet was named after the famous Indian musician Pandit Jasraj by the International Astronomical Union. Pandit Jasraj is a 2006 dwarf planet orbiting Mars and Jupiter named VP32. This is the first time an Indian object has been named after a space object. There are space objects named after Mozart and Beethoven. According…

Mariner 10

November 8, 2021

Mariner was the first spacecraft to be launched to study Mercury on November 3, 1973Launched by NASA, this robotic spacecraft was the first spacecraft to fly over multiple planets. What is a fly-by or gravity assist? This is a technique used to increase the speed of an exploration vehicle when it is sent into space….

This JunoCam image of Jupiter’s south temperate belt and Great Red Spot was taken on Dec. 30, 2020.

November 1, 2021

Wide enough to contain Earth, the Great Red Spot is the most dominant atmospheric feature in the planet’s southern hemisphere.

‘Lucy’ goes out in search of solar system birth!

October 31, 2021

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft has been launched to study asteroids known as the remains of the Solar System. Lucy set out to target asteroid clusters located in Jupiter’s orbit. The Atlas-5 rocket was launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Saturday, October 16 at 3.03 Indian time. The spacecraft will be explored…