Telescope Watch

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Price that men pay – The Apollo fire

History has proven that it takes superhuman effort to achieve greatness. Whenever I sit back and listen to US President Kennedy’s famous speeches, it reinforces my belief that we as a species can achieve...

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Juno meets Jupiter

Apart from what you have studied at school, when you look up the internet, you find a striking list of names picked up from mythology which are used for naming celestial bodies and other...

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Discovery of the Century

Discovery of the century! 100 years ago, Albert Einstein had published his famous theory of General Relativity. The theory tells us that the force of gravity is best understood as a “warping” of space...

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Did a meteorite really kill a man?

It has happened only once in the last 200 years. The last person to die in a meteorite impact was in 1825. The latest news however points at an anomaly which happened in the...

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We may have a replacement for Pluto!

It goes without saying that you all remember the planetary mnemonic “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles!”, but wait, is ‘Noodles’ really where it ends? It may or may not be! Planet...

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When is the next Solar Eclipse?

  Solar eclipses have been cherished and feared by cultures across the the course of human history. What makes them so special is rarity of the event and the sheer beauty of nature which...

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Five Planet Alignment

 Early this week, something spectacular started happening in the sky. For the first time in a decade all the five naked eye visible planets became visible to eye. The event became most evident on...