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Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari nominated by Biden for crucial post| Top 5

Raja Chari served as the Commander of the NASA SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), which was launched on November 10, 2021.

Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari.(NASA)
Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari.(NASA)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 05:10 PM IST

NASA offers total cash prize of $30K to spot toxic Algal blooms

The winner will receive $12,000. Second and third prizes are worth $9,000 and $6,000.

Participants have to study satellite images of inland water bodies, identify and segregate the algal blooms according to severity. (NASA)
Participants have to study satellite images of inland water bodies, identify and segregate the algal blooms according to severity. (NASA)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 01:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

After 38 years in Space, NASA satellite falls harmlessly from sky off Alaska

Late last week, NASA said it expected most of the 5,400-pound (2,450-kilogram) Earth Radiation Budget Satellite to burn up in the atmosphere, but that some pieces might survive.

The space shuttle Challenger launches the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite in 1984. (NASA via AP)
The space shuttle Challenger launches the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite in 1984. (NASA via AP)
Published on Jan 09, 2023 09:35 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

38-year old NASA satellite expected to fall from sky tomorrow

The Earth Radiation Budget Satellite, known as ERBS, was launched in 1984 aboard space shuttle Challenger. Although its expected working lifetime was two years, the satellite kept making ozone and other atmospheric measurements until its retirement in 2005.

The space agency put the odds of injury from falling debris at about 1-in-9,400.(Representational image)
The space agency put the odds of injury from falling debris at about 1-in-9,400.(Representational image)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 09:38 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Watch Venus crossing paths with Saturn, other astronomical events in January

A comet, Venus crossing paths with Saturn, the Moon and Jupiter merely a degree apart are among the celestial delights expected to be visible in the sky during January.

NASA said that Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus will be visible throughout the month without the aid of binoculars or a telescope.(NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI/Representational image)
NASA said that Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus will be visible throughout the month without the aid of binoculars or a telescope.(NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI/Representational image)
Published on Jan 04, 2023 08:20 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
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