Friday, 11 October 2019

Finally, Saturn became the largest Nuclear family in the solar system

Finally, Astronomical Union have confirmed the discovery of 20 more new Moons for Saturn, making it the largest parent of the solar system.

The discovery was lead by Dr. Scott.S.Sheppard if the Carnegie Institute of Science, USA back in 2004.

Though the list contained 25 moons, only 20 were observed again to confirm the discovery.

I have posted some quotation graphics in my Instagram account. You can download them from below. (Images are copyrighted to Carnegie Institute and the associated observatories)















The resourceful links and sources are listed below:

Saturn moons discovery: https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/sheppard/moons/saturnmoons

About moons in solar system: https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/sheppard/moons?authuser=0

More details about Saturn moons: https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/sheppard/home/newsaturnmoons2019?authuser=0

Individual images : https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/sheppard/home/newsaturnmoons2019/moonimages?authuser=0

Other discoveries by Scott Sheppard : https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/sheppard/home/discoveries?authuser=0

Publishes of Scott Sheppard: https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/sheppard/home/publications?authuser=0

CV of Scott Sheppard: https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/sheppard/home/sheppardcv?authuser=0

Friday, 9 February 2018

Kasei Valles - The lengthiest hope for water on Mars

The below image is the one captured by Mars Colour Camera, which has kept onboard of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), ISRO. The image shows flood carved channel system of Kasei Valles.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Mayans and the LiDAR

Recently, using the LIDAR technique, researchers have found the picture of a Mayan city, which have been covered by the dense jungle of Guatemala's Peten region. This city is as much bigger a Mumbai or Chennai, with lakhs of people's presence.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

AstroSat discovers strange polarisation in the Crab Nebula


AstroSat is India’s multi-wavelength space telescope. Recently it successfully accomplished the extremely difficult task of measuring X-ray polarisation. The paper was published in ‘Nature Astronomy’.

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