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Happy Carl Sagan Day — The Voyagers and the Pale Blue Dot

November 9th is Carl Sagan’s birthday and it is now known as Carl Sagan Day. Read about Carl and the Voyagers spacecraft

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October 31, 2018 Saima Baig no responses

Space news on Halloween: Landing on an asteroid, visiting Mercury and collecting solar data

On Hyabusa 2, Bepi Colombo and the Parker Solar Probe Read

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September 15, 2017 Saima Baig no responses

Goodbye Cassini, You Have Done Well

(Published in Dunya Blogs) Cassini’s mission has ended and it has plunged into Saturn but the data it has sent back has and will continue to change our perception of Saturn, its rings, its moons and the solar system for a long time. Read more.

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40 Years Of Voyager And Other Space Shenanigans

(Published in Dunya Blogs) Cassini will reach its end this year and Juno, the next. But the Voyagers, undoubtedly our greatest space mission, will continue their journey towards deep space. They have given us many moments of amazement. Perhaps the greatest one was when Voyager 2 turned its camera back […]

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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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