“Once in a blue moon” is an idiom which is used to define an event which occurs rarely, once in a very long time. But according to astronomy, there are two definitions of full Moon. Firstly, it may be the third full in an astronomical season with 4 full Moons. Secondly, it may be also be defined as the second full Moon in a month with two full Moons. The idiom which is used today can be attributed to a Sky and Telescope writer who in 1946 tried to clear up the confusion of the definition published by the Marine Farmers Almanac.
Mostly in a year it is only 12 times that we experience 12 full moons, but sometimes there are exceptions when the occurrence of full moon [...]
Another success for scientists of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration a.k.a. NASA after they have found a planet like our planet Earth has a size similar to that of our planet. This discovery of new planet has again proved that the scientist are working day in and day out to find life on all other planets.
The name of the newly discovered is Kepler-452b. The planet which is discovered revolves around a star like that of our planet which revolves around the Sun. Also, it is believed that there could be a pool of liquid water on the surface as it lies in the habitable zone. The Kepler spacecraft was launched in 2009 with an aim to explore the structure and [...]
Finally, NASA’s New Horizons has reached Pluto after covering a distance of 3 billion miles. It took nine and half years for the New Horizon to complete its journey. A signal was received from the New Horizons spacecraft through a giant dish in Madrid, Spain- part of a NASA network of communications antennas. The time taken by the signal to complete the distance of 4.7 billion km took about 4 hours and 25 minutes.
Alan Stern New Horizons lead scientist said that this is clearly a world where both geology and atmosphere climatology play a role. He also said that it appears that there is a snowfall of nitrogen and methane. After achieving this success US President Barack Obama [...]
Each month a new planet is discovered that bears similarities to our own – and it is becoming increasingly apparent that Earth is not unique. So it stands to reason that of the billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone, there might be another that hosts life.But is this all a mere wonderment?
Theorists are alleging that NASA is keeping the world in dark about the existence of extra-terrestrial life and aliens.
Former National Aeronautics and Space Administration Data and Photo Control Department manager, Ken Johnston, who worked for the space agency’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory during the Apollo missions has been fired for telling the truth.Johnston [...]