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This week in science: Philae was found and OSIRIS-REx is travelling to Bennu!

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) The landing of the orbiter and the search for it also gave scientists plenty of lessons for future missions. Now, on September 30, Rosetta will come very close to the comet, make some critical observations and then will descend on to the surface. Click here […]

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The Wanderer has a new friend: Juno visits Jupiter

Humans now have spacecraft orbiting Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter and Saturn. Click here to read more.

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February 13, 2016 Saima Baig Albert Einstein,Gravitational waves,LIGO no responses

Discovery of the century: There is a disturbance in the force

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Matter tells space how to curve, space tells matter how to move, said John Archibald Wheeler describing Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity which he Read More

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December 2, 2015 Saima Baig Einstein,Gravitational waves,Science no responses

In search of Einstein’s gravitational waves

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) It has been a hundred years since Einstein proposed GR, stating that spacetime was curved due to the presence of massive bodies, which change this curvature as they move. This successfully explained and predicted additional physical phenomena, which would be later confirmed through experimentation. For […]

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November 5, 2015 Saima Baig International Space Station,ISS,Space no responses

15 years of the International Space Station: It’s a great time to be alive!

(Published in The Nation) The ISS is a joint venture between the US, Russia, Japan and EU, and more than 220 people from 17 countries have visited it since the year 2000. Its purpose is to serve as a micro-gravity and space environment research laboratory and where crew members conduct […]

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Mars has water! So is there anybody out there?

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Before this, when people talked about water on Mars, it was with reference to ancient or frozen water. Earlier this year the Curiosity Rover detected the possibility of salty water below the surface, however the MRO discovery is the first evidence for the presence of […]

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Kepler 452b: Is there anybody out there?

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Ladies and gents, we may very well have found Earth’s cousin, 1,400 light years away from us! NASA scientist John Grunsfeld has called this Earth 2.0. If Kepler 452 b turns out to be a rocky planet (this is yet to be confirmed), this bodes […]

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Hello Pluto! Exploring New Horizons

(Published in The Nation) On July 14, this coming Tuesday, a human made space craft will visit Pluto, the erstwhile planet, current dwarf planet. This is a world that is 3 billion miles away, in what is known as the Kuiper Belt (a disc of comets and small planets beyond […]

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April 17, 2015 Saima Baig no responses

When will Pakistanis reach for the stars?

(Published in The Nation) It is good to take time away from politics and indulge in furthering our education about science and specifically about the universe.  Because this is important and this is the reason that other countries have gone far beyond us in so many ways (pun totally intended). Click […]

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