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SPACE Blogs – Page 2 – Empowering Life Through Science

“The Ring in the Sky” AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE

How did I get Inspire to see eclipses? Life is more interesting when you do things which have not done by you before. For me, one such thing was witnessing Eclipse for the 1st time. I had never seen an eclipse in my life until I joined SPACE Chennai...

Kalpana Chawla: First Indian-Born Female Astronaut

Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian origin woman to have been in space. She was an astronaut and engineer. She was chosen to be a part of the Space Shuttle Columbia team, which flew to space in 1997, as a robotic specialist. However, in 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia...

Solar System: Overview of Our Planetary System

Our planetary system is located in an outer spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy. Our solar system consists of our star, the Sun, and everything bound to it by gravity — the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, dwarf planets such as Pluto, dozens...

Solar Eclipse: An Overview

A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the  Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are aligned. Such alignment coincides with new moon indicating the Moon is closest to the ecliptic plane. In a total eclipse, the disk of the...

Layers Of Earth Atmosphere

The Earth’s atmosphere has four primary layers: the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere. These layers protect our planet by absorbing harmful radiation. Thermosphere 53–375 Miles – In the thermosphere, molecules of oxygen and nitrogen are bombarded by radiation and energetic particles from the Sun, causing the molecules to split...

Five Satellites Images that show how fast our planet is changing

You have probably seen satellite images of the planet through applications like Google Earth. These provide a fascinating view of the surface of the planet from a unique vantage point and can be both beautiful to look at and useful aids for planning. But satellite observations can provide far...

Everything you need to know about Shooting Stars or Falling Stars

The occurrence of meteors takes place when dust or particles from asteroids or comets enter Earth’s atmosphere at very high speed. When they hit the atmosphere, meteors rub against air particles and create friction, while heating the meteors. The heat vaporizes most meteors, creating what we call shooting stars....

Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it says the universe started with an infinitely hot, infinitely dense singularity, then inflated — first at unimaginable speed, and then at a more measurable rate — over the next 13.8 billion years...

All you need to know about Winter Solstice Great Conjunction

Winter solstice usually takes place between December 19 and December 23 in the northern hemisphere. According to NASA, this event takes place after approximately 400 years since the planets were this close to each other in the sky and almost 800 years after Jupiter and Saturn aligned in the...