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September 30 to witness rare lunar event ‘Black Moon’

September 30 to witness rare lunar event ‘Black Moon’

A rare lunar event that has not happened since March 2014 will take place on September 30 as a black moon will rise. One of the most common definitions of Black Moon is that it is second new moon in a calendar month.

Being a new moon, it will not be visible as the side of the moon that would be illuminated would be facing away from earth. Some areas of the world will experience a Black Moon in September, but not all the countries.

International Astronautical Congress: Elon Musk Ready with Plan on Mars Colonization

International Astronautical Congress: Elon Musk Ready with Plan on Mars Colonization

Elon Musk’s Mars colonization planis real, and he is ready to reveal how to set a human colony on the Red Planet within just 10 years. According to report, the SpaceX CEO willdeliver a speech on Tuesday at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico, and disclose future plan on Mars colonization.

NASA will share data about ‘surprising activity’ on Europa

NASA will share data about ‘surprising activity’ on Europa

The US space agency NASA is going to hold a press conference regarding some ‘surprising activity’ on Europa, icy moon of Jupiter. The agency has given no clue regarding what it’s all about, besides revealing that it includes the Hubble Space Telescope.

To humans, Europa has never proved to be a boring research area. The enthralling world has even challenged scientists’ view of the solar system’s nature.

Stephen Hawking again warns against contacting aliens in online film

Stephen Hawking again warns against contacting aliens in online film

For the second time, famous physicist Stephen Hawking has warned humanity not to contact aliens or to indicate them about our presence in the solar system. Hawking made the announcement in an online film, ‘Stephen Hawking's favorite places'.

In the half-hour long movie, Hawking shares with viewers about travelling to a potentially habitable exoplanet called Gliese 832c located 16 light years away. As per Hawking, the planet could host intelligent life.

Rosetta’s 12-year-long journey to end this Friday

Rosetta’s 12-year-long journey to end this Friday

On Friday, Rosetta orbiter’s journey would come to an end, as it would also join robot lab Philae on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The 12-year-long journey will end with last time science gathering effort.

It is sad that the mission would have a looming end, but European Space Agency (ESA) scientists are working on the final phase of gathering information and photographing the comet from the distance of just a few meters away with the help of Rosetta.

Most probably Pluto's subsurface ocean exist: Study

Most probably Pluto's subsurface ocean exist: Study

A journal Geophysical Research Letters-published research paper has unveiled that a simulation of as to how Pluto got its heart has suggested that the dwarf planet most probably has a liquid water ocean beneath its surface.

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