Cubs, every two years the orbits of Earth and Mars align so that the two planets are closest to each other. This results in making the trip to Mars relatively shorter to about six months and the reason for sudden flurry of activity. The next such window will now be in 2022 when Europe Space Agency (ESA) is expected to launch EXOMARS 2022.
Hey Cubs, the Universe is full of marvels. There are so many amazing objects that we are surrounded with and are being discovered almost every day (thanks to the evolving technologies). Recently a comet NEOWISE also known as C/2020 F3 was spotted by NASA’s telescope on 27th March 2020. This special telescope is called WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) which is used to study and discover object near Earth.
India has taken a huge step towards ensuring clean environment by dedicating a 750 – megawatt ultra mega solar power plant in Rewa, a district Madhya Pradesh. This was inaugurated by Prime Minister Hon’ble Narendra Modi last week. This responsible and historic step from our country aims at the reduction of the emission of about 15 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide every year.