#space research

Possible hints of life found on distant planet – how excited should we be?

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Data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has shown that an exoplanet around a star in the constellation Leo has some of the chemical markers that, on Earth, are associated with living organisms. But these are vague indications. So how likely is it that this exoplanet harbours...

Chandrayaan-3 – India hopes to land a rover on the Moon for the first time

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On Wednesday August 23, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mission Chandrayaan-3 will deploy its lander and rover to the surface of the Moon. The Vikram lander should carry the rover to the lunar surface. ISRO, Author provided As the name suggests, this is the third mission in...

Unlocking the Secrets of Winchcombe Meteorite: A Glimpse into the Early Solar System and Origins of Life

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On 28 February 2021, for the first time in 30 years, a meteorite fell in the UK and was later recovered by scientists. Today, there’s an international effort to study this space rock and learn more about its place in the early solar system. This meteorite is named...