Indian astronomers discovered one of the farthest Start Galaxies in the universe recently, which is approximately 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth. To celebrate the achievement, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) also congratulated Indian astronomers and said that it will further humankind’s understanding of the universe. NASA’s Public Affairs officer Felicia Chou told ANI, “NASA congratulates the researchers on their exciting discovery.”
He further said, “Science is a common subject and a collaborative approach around the world, and achievements like these will further expand our understanding of where we come from, are we alone in the universe, and where are we headed towards.”
A few weeks ago, India’s 1st Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory “AstroSat” successfully detected extreme-UV light from a galaxy, which is 9.3 billion light-years away from the Earth. A team of astronomers led by Dr. Kanak Saha from Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune completed this mission.
Dr. Somak Ray Chaudhury, Director of IUCAA, stated, “This discovery is an important clue related to how dark ages of the Universe came to an end and how the light formed in the Universe. Now we have to know when it started, but it’s a tricky project to find the earliest sources of light.”
Asteroid larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza will hit Earth’s Orbit
Just a few days ago, an SUV-car-sized asteroid went past the Earth, and now, NASA says that an asteroid twice the size of the Giza Pyramid is about to hit Earth’s orbit later this week. According to NASA, the asteroid called “Near-Earth Object” is traveling at a speed of 31,400mph and will enter Earth’s orbit on September 6, 2020. The scientists are tracking it since 2010.
Another asteroid, 465824 (2010 FR) is still 4.6 million miles away from the Earth and poses no threat to our plant right now, but, NASA classified it as a “close approach.” The “Near-Earth Object” is approximately 120-270 meters in diameter, which is twice the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
Last month, an SUV-sized asteroid passed Earth’s orbit from 1,830 miles away, the closest an asteroid has been to our planet. Another asteroid, “2020 QG” was three to six meters long was moving at 8 miles/second. Similar-sized asteroids pass by Earth at a similar distance a few times every year, but they are difficult to record. Unless they directly head towards the planet (an explosion in the atmosphere occurs), there’s no way to detect it.