Have You Ever Wondered... What do astronauts eat in space? How are freeze-dried foods made? How did the space shuttle Endeavour get its name? Nobody conveys pizza in space. It's dismal yet evident. On the off chance that you need to grow up to be a space traveler sometime in the future, don't do it... Read more
Nariphon The Nariphon (Thai: นารีผล, from Palinārīphala), also known as Makkaliphon (Thai: มักกะลีผล, from Pali makkaliphala), is a tree in Buddhist mythology which bears fruit in the shape of young female creatures. The maidens grow attached by their head from the tree branches. This tree grows at the Himaphan, a mythical forest where the female... Read more
Discovering the first true “alien Earth” is a long-held dream of astronomers — and recent exoplanet discoveries suggest that their dream will come true in the not-too-distant future.
Scientists have found nearly 2,000 alien planets since the first such world was confirmed orbiting a sunlike star in 1995. More than half of these discoveries were made by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, which launched in 2009 on a mission to determine how common Earth-like planets are throughout the Milky Way galaxy.
Alien Planets A picture of Earth and artist's interpretations of several exoplanets that could be like our own. From left: artist's impressions of Kepler-22b, Kepler-69c, Kepler-452b, Kepler-62f and Kepler-186f. A picture of Earth is at far right. Original Image Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech Discovering the first true "alien Earth" is a long-held dream of astronomers — and... Read more
What is an Astronaut? Also known as: Cosmonaut. In 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) adopted the word astronaut (meaning "sailor among the stars") for the men and women they would train to go into space. The Soviet space agency came up with a similar term, cosmonaut (which means "sailor of the universe")... Read more
What are the top upcoming projects from ISRO? Exactly a year ago on this day Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) captured the entire world’s attention with successful launch of a record 104 satellites. Now, after a splendid year in 2017, it is all set to begin 2018 with a bang. In fact, it already... Read more