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Apollo 11 Mission: One Giant Leap For Mankind

The Moon, bejeweling the cosmos as our nearest celestial neighbour has drawn curious minds towards its dusty craters and dead volcanoes since time immemorial. Through ages, from fly-bys to crewed missions, man has explored the Moon uncovering its enigmatic phenomena. The maiden lunar exploration expeditions were fulfilled by robotic machines and later advanced into crewed […]

One Giant Leap for Womankind: the First All-Female Spacewalk

On the 18th of October 2019, two years back from today, NASA was able to reach a significant milestone in space history. It is when two American astronauts tasked with replacing a power controller ventured out of the International Space Station, becoming the first to take part in an all-female spacewalk. Glowing against the blackness […]

Harvard Computers: Unsung Pioneers of Modern Astronomy

Before electronic computers were originated, the word “computers” referred to the “ones who compute”, the person who performed and processed the tedious calculations, typically the females. Teams of women performed the onerous task of transcribing raw data into analyzed and verified records. The “Harvard computers” were a group of remarkable women who operated astronomical data […]

Four Successful Women for the Hubble’s Success

From ancient Babylonians to Chinese to Greeks, the night sky was always a fascination to us humans. The curiosity caused by these moving and unmoving celestial objects remained untouched for centuries until Galileo Galilei invented the telescope and decided to have a closer look at them. Since then for many centuries, telescopes had been modified […]

The Pioneers: Firsts for Women and Women Who Were First

Humans have been flying in space since 1961. Up to the month of March 2021, 65 women have navigated in space, along with cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists, and space station participants. Here’s a look back at a number of such legendary women who achieved major “firsts” in space exploration. Women: In Space For the First […]

Asteroskopeio: A Stellar Odyssey on Great Observatories

Asteroskopeio, in its voyage to unveil the cosmic wonders of the four Great Observatories launched by NASA between the years 1990 and 2003, has now successfully brought to light the marvelous story of imagery and analysis of the space telescopes while delving into their scientific arts. With the aim of exploring the reigning everlasting triumphs […]

ALMA: First Discovery of a Dust Disc around an Exoplanet

The presence of a dust disc around a Jupiter-like planet outside our Solar System has been caught unequivocally for the first time in astronomical history using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is a partner. The ALMA telescope has paved the way for the research team led by […]

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