Monthly Archives: November 2008

Variable Stars

Variable stars are stars that vary in brightness over time. In most cases, these changes occur very slowly over a period of months or even years. In some cases, however, the changes take place in a matter of hours. The … Continue reading

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Key Molecule for Life Found in Our Galaxy

A sugar molecule linked to the origin of life was discovered in a potentially habitable region of our galaxy. The molecule, called glycolaldehyde, was spotted in a large star-forming area of space around 26,000 light-years from Earth in the less-chaotic … Continue reading

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UAE poised to get its first dedicated eye in the sky

UAE’s first remote sensing/Earth Observation satellite, is all set to launch, a senior official said on Sunday. “The UAE’s first earth observation satellite, developed by South Korea’s SatrecI with in-depth participation of UAE engineers from the Emirates Institution for Advanced … Continue reading

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LASER Instrument on Chandrayaan-1 Successfully Turned ON

Lunar Laser Ranging Instrument (LLRI), one of the 11 scientific instruments (payloads) carried by Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, has successfully been turned ON . The instrument was switched ON when the spacecraft was passing over western part of the moon’s visible hemisphere. … Continue reading

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