Blasting off from Ariane Launch Complex at Kourou, a French territory located in northeastern coast of South America at 2.31 am (IST), the Ariane-5 vehicle injected GSAT-31 into the orbit.
The new 3D map of our galaxy showed that the warped Milky Way disc also contains young stars and the warped spiral pattern is caused by torque from the spinning of the Milky Way’s massive inner disc of stars, according to the study published in the Nature Astronomy journal.
Ocean heating is critical marker of climate change because an estimated 93 per cent of the excess solar energy trapped by greenhouse gases accumulates in the world’s oceans.
The Super Blood Wolf Moon will be visible on the night-side of earth, which includes South America, the eastern Pacific Ocean, the western Atlantic Ocean and extreme western Europe. Starting late evening on Jan 20, this total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout the U.S. and will finish during the wee hours of January 21. It begins at 9:36 pm EST (8:06 am IST) on January 20 and end at 2:48 am EST (1:18 pm IST) on January 21.
The New Horizons probe, which flew past Pluto in 2015, is set to encounter the Kuiper Belt object, referred to as 2014 MU69 — nicknamed Ultima Thule.
Bill Anders, who was on board the Apollo 8 mission to the moon in 1968, said there is no public support for an expensive manned journey to the Red Planet.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX decided to end the year with the launch of its first US national security mission to date.
Japanese scientists have detected evidence of water in 17 asteroids for the first time using data from the infrared satellite AKARI.