Get ready with your eyes focused at the dark blueness above and keep your fingers crossed for clear weather this August! This is for you sky watchers. A brilliant dazzle is expected from the Perseid Meteor shower and the stunning Comet ISON in August.
International timekeepers are busy adding up one more second to the time clock at 12’o clock worldwide time on Saturday, 30th June, 2012. The official atomic clocks are being coordinated by the time keepers from time to time. All these adjustments have to be made because of the gradual reduction in the Earth’s speed due to the moon’s tidal pull and the atomic clock also moves a tad too fast.
NASA should gear up for another visit to the moon! NASA officials say that there may be the presence of iced up water inside a gigantic crater on the moon’s South Pole. The Shackleton crater or the frozen ice loaded crater was studied with a laser device used by researchers from NASA, Brown University and MIT. They discovered that the measurements that they have recorded point towards the existence of ice.The researchers excitedly claimed that the laser rays brightened up the area and they were able to calculate the accepted reflectivity in the crater’s insides.
Kepler, NASA’s planet hunting spacecraft, used by the astrophysicists has unearthed an “unusual duo” of extra solar planets.The strange pair of planets have orbits near each other’s doorstep. The bigger of the two planets emerges to be more than two times the magnitude of the full moon found in the second “odd” planet’s night sky.
Earth has always had two moons orbiting it at any one time, claims a new study.
Enthusiatic sky gazers were offered a visual treat last evening when they spotted the moon and Jupiter brightly light up sky.
In its quest to learn more about the moon’s structure and determine what lies deep beneath the lunar surface, NASA is all set to launch a $496 million mission to the planet on Sept. 8.
NASA scientists claim there is copious amounts of water in the moon's interior.
According to the StarDate magazine, four visible planets will appear together in the wee hours of the morning this week.
A celestial treat awaits the sky gazers as 'Supermoon' will adorn the night sky this Saturday.