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Japan’s Akatsuki Probe is finally orbiting Venus

Japan’s Akatsuki Probe is finally orbiting Venus

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Wednesday that its Venus Climate Orbiter ‘Akatsuki’ has successfully entered into orbit around the second planet from the sun.

The space agency confirmed that the probe has been interned into the planet’s orbit after an initial attempt failed five years ago. With the success, Akatsuki has become the first Japanese spacecraft to enter into another planet’s orbit, JAXA added.

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Heavy Smog covers Beijing, boon for China’s Electric Car Market

Heavy Smog covers Beijing, boon for China’s Electric Car Market

Heavy blanket of smog covered Beijing on Monday and the officials issued orders to stop using vehicles for travelling. Outdoor barbequing was also asked to be stopped. But in between all these problems, the one that is benefiting from smog is the electric car market.

Seeing the high spread of hazardous smog, Beijing issued a first pollution ‘red alert’ on Monday. Officials in order to combat the harmful smog ordered to limit the use of conventional petrol-powered and hybrid cars to alternate days.

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Salty regions could be behind bright spots on Dwarf planet Ceres: NASA Research

Salty regions could be behind bright spots on Dwarf planet Ceres: NASA Research

Ceres has been throwing mysteries on astronomers and the recently noticed bright spots on the dwarf planet were hot topic of discussion among space scientists. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has sent some close images of Ceres and NASA team working on the project has made a video with the images taken by Dawn mission. The bright spots on Ceres could be due to high salt concentration regions on the dwarf planet.

Solar Super-flare is possible, but conditions required are extremely unlikely to occur on Sun: Study

Solar Super-flare is possible, but conditions required are extremely unlikely to occur on Sun: Study

After finding a solar super-flare on a star similar to our sun has led researchers predict that earth’s sun is also capable of producing such super-flare that can prove destructing for earth. Researchers at University of Warwick located the super-flare on the star, called KIC9655129, using data gathered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope.

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