Nearly five years after its celebrated arrival at Mars, the Curiosity rover continues to reveal Mars as a once-habitable planet. Early in the planet’s history, generations of streams and lakes created the landforms that Curiosity explores today. The rover currently is climbing through the foothills of Mount Sharp, a 3-mile-high mountain formed from sediment brought in by water and wind. This talk will cover the latest findings from the mission, the challenges of exploration with an aging robot, and what lies ahead.
James K. Erickson, Mars Science Laboratory Project Manager, JPL
Ashwin R. Vasavada, Mars Science Laboratory Project Scientist, JPL
Streamed live on 13 Jul 2017
Catch planet pairs and watch the moon pass stellar superstars! See Jupiter and Venus at dawn, the Moon shine near star clusters, and meteor activity all month long.
he Alpha Centauri star system is ideal to search for habitable planets by various observing techniques due to its proximity and wide range of stellar masses. Following the recent discovery of an Earth-size planet candidate located inside the Proxima Centauri habitable zone, Dr. Marois will discuss this remarkable discovery and the planet’s potential to find life. He will also present our current instrument project for the Gemini South observatory, TIKI, to discover similar planets around the two Sun-like pair located 15,000 AU from Proxima Centauri. The Alpha Centauri system is the prime target of the Breakthrough Starshot program, a project to send small quarter-size probes to take resolve images of these new worlds, and to prepare for Humanity’s first step into a new star system.
Dr Marois completed his Ph.D. at the Université de Montréal in 2004. The main topic of his thesis work was to understand the limits in exoplanet imaging and to design innovating observing strategies. After his thesis, he did postdoctoral researches at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Univ. of California Berkeley and NRC. In 2008, while at NRC, he led the team that took the first image of another planetary system (HR 8799) using the Keck and Gemini telescopes. He is currently pursuing his research at the NRC Herzberg where he is part of the Gemini Planet Imager campaign, and leading the development of instruments for imaging Earth-like planets at Gemini South and at the TMT.
This month, Jupiter is well placed for easy evening viewing, Saturn rises before midnight, and the moon dances with Venus, Mercury and Mars.
After the first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft called home to mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. See highlights from the scene at JPL on April 26-27, 2017, and some of the first raw images the spacecraft sent back from its closest-ever look at Saturn’s atmosphere. For more information about Cassini and its “Grand Finale,” visit https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/ .
Our universe is strange, wonderful and vast, says astronomer Natasha Hurley-Walker. A spaceship can’t carry you into its depths (yet) — but a radio telescope can. In this mesmerizing talk, Hurley-Walker shows how she probes the mysteries of the universe using special technology that reveals light spectrums we can’t see.
What’s up in the night sky this April? Jupiter, king of the planets is visible all night long, and the Lyrids meteor shower peaks on April 22
5th batch Participants List (Class-VII- DPS Surat) for the Astronomy Camp held at Delhi Public School Tapi on the night of 30th December 2016.
|SR NO||Class Name||Admission No.||Student Name|
|2||VII-C||M-0427-07||ANANYA ANUJ SARAF|
|4||VII-E||N-1169-08||ARSHIA ABHISHEK KOKRA|
|5||VII-E||N-1061-08||JANVI TARUN KOTHARI|
|6||VII-E||N-1037-08||KHUSHI BHARAT SHAH|
|7||VII-E||N-1052-08||KRUTIKA POONAM MALPANI|
|8||VII-E||N-1031-08||NAISHA AAKASH PATEL|
|9||VII-E||N-1095-08||NEVA BHAVESH KUMAR PATEL|
|10||VII-E||M-0353-07||PRACHI SANJAY KEDIA|
|11||VII-E||M-0388-07||RITU DIVYESH VAIDYA|
|12||VII-E||M-0335-07||SHRAVYA ANUJ DHAMI|
|13||VII-E||M-0379-07||VINESHA ANKUR SHAH|
|14||VII-E||M-0376-07||VRINDA VINOD NAGDEV|
|15||VII-F||F-0261-15||ANANYA ROY KARMAKAR|
|16||VII-F||N-1148-08||HEER DHARMESHBHAI PATEL|
|17||VII-F||M-0390-07||MANA AJAY SHAH|
|18||VII-F||M-0426-07||RIYA VISHAL SHAH|
|20||VII-G||N-1091-08||DHRITI VISHAL SURANA|
|21||VII-G||M-0343-07||DIKSHA DANNY MAHAJAN|
|22||VII-G||N-1160-08||MALIHA REVANT DESAI|
|24||VII-G||G-0243-16||VANSHIKA CHETAN RAISA|
|25||VII-H||M-0443-07||AAROHI BHAVESH SHAH|
|26||VII-H||B-0194-11||ANURADHA SANDEEP SARAWAGI|
|27||VII-H||M-0442-07||DISHA BHAVIN MISTRY|
|28||VII-H||G-0246-16||KANAN SUNIL AGARWAL|
|29||VII-C||M-0345-07||NIPEKSHA ANURAG SARAIYA|
4th batch Participants List (Class-VII- DPS Surat) for the Astronomy Camp to be held at Delhi Public School Tapi on the night of 29th December 2016.
|Class Name||Admission No.||Student Name|
|VII-F||N-1032-08||DHRUV RAJKUMAR RATHOD|
|VII-G||N-1129-08||DEVOTTAM MANISH LADDA|
|VII-E||M-0387-07||DIPEN DEBASISH BASAK|
|VII-G||M-0400-07||DEV DINESH GUPTA|
|VII-E||M-0445-07||DHRUV MINESH PATEL|
|VII-G||M-0446-07||ARYAN SUMIT AGRAWAL|
|VII-G||N-1104-08||ANUJ PRAGNESH SHAH|
|VII-H||M-0351-07||ANSH GAURAV BANSAL|
|VII-G||N-1048-08||ANSH PRITESH PAREKH|
|VII-G||M-0463-07||YUGAM ANURAG RAWAT|
|VII-H||M-0474-07||SOHAM NIRMESH GANDHI|
|VII-E||M-0383-07||ZEHAAN NILAY NAIK|
|VII-G||M-0357-07||SHUBHAM PRAKASH MORE|
|VII-H||E-0352-14||SAMAY ANISH GUPTA|
|VII-E||M-0401-07||VYOM SHARAD SETH|
|VII-F||N-1136-08||UMANG NAWAL BHAKKAR|
|VII-H||M-0448-07||SAMARTH PRATHMESH VAKIL|
|VII-E||N-1174-08||TUSHYA JAGDISH KUMAR PATEL|
|VII-H||M-0480-07||RONIT AMIT BHAYANI|
|VII-D||N-1171-08||ANIRUDH MADHUR GARG|
|VII-E||N-1168-08||TIRTH RISHI PATEL|
|VII-H||N-1172-08||RAYHAAN MOHAMED NOOR GENERAL|
|VII-F||N-1080-08||PURAB RAJKUMAR JAIN|
|VII-E||A-0260-10||SAINYAM JITENDRA ACHARYA|
|VII-H||M-0437-07||PRATHAM VISHAL MASHRUWALA|
|VII-G||M-0460-07||MOHIT PARESH MEVAWALA|
|VII-H||G-0239-16||MOKSH VIPUL OSWAL|
|VII-E||N-1140-08||PARVA ALOK INAMDAR|
|VII-F||N-1166-08||NIRVAN UMANG ARORA|
|VII-E||G-0245-16||PARTH KRISHNA AGRAWAL|
|VII-G||N-1146-08||JASH ASHISH LALWALA|
|VII-H||B-0202-11||KRISH NIMESH SHAH|
|VII-E||N-1161-08||ADITYA GOPAL KEDIA|
|VII-H||M-0365-07||KHUSH RAJIV KAPUR|
|VII-F||M-0471-07||MANAV DEEPAK AGARWAL|
|VII-B||M-0348-07||KRISH JAY NAIK|
|VII-G||N-1131-08||HARSHIT PRAMOD KAUNTIA|
|VII-E||M-0396-07||MIT MEHUL PANWALA|
|VII-E||M-0397-07||MAYANK VIJAY CHOPRA|
|VII-D||A-0262-10||JAY NARESH JAIN|
|VII-E||M-0338-07||MAHIT RAJESH GADHIWALA|
|VII-G||B-0192-11||GAURAV ANIL NARANG|
|VII-G||B-0188-11||DISHANT ANKUR PATEL|
|VII-H||D-0306-13||HARSHIL SANJAY SINGHVI|
|VII-H||N-1089-08||HARSH RAKESH JINDAL|
|VII-H||N-1094-08||HARDIK HEMANT BHARTI|
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL TAPI
3rd Batch participant list (Classes- 7 & 8-DPS Tapi) for Astronomy Camp on 25th December 2016 at DPS Tapi Campus.
|SR NO||ADM. NO||STUDENT NAME||CLASS/ SEC|
|1||A-0034-10||NIJAL CHANDRAKANT PANSURIA||VII-A|
|3||G-0026-16||DIYA MANISHBHAI DHAMELIYA||VII-B|
|4||D-0032-13||JANAK SANJAYBHAI MEHTA||VII-B|
|5||P-0010-09||LAVYA RAJEEV KAPOOR||VII-B|
|6||D-0031-13||NEEL CHHABILAL PANDAY||VII-B|
|7||A-0006-09||ARNAV ANURAG GAHLOT||VIII-A|
|8||A-0001-09||AYUSH PRASHANTBHAI GOLWALA||VIII-A|
|9||H-0011-16||DHRUMI MAYURDHWAJSINH VAGHELA||VIII-A|
|10||A-0002-09||EKJYOT T.SINGH CHHABRA||VIII-A|
|11||A-0004-09||ESHAAN R. JARIWALA||VIII-A|
|12||A-0017-09||HARSHITKUMAR KIRANKUMAR SURATI||VIII-A|
|13||A-0013-09||KEYA PRASHANT THAKER||VIII-A|
|14||E-0049-13||KRISH KETANKUMAR SHAH||VIII-A|
|15||E-0044-13||PALAK DINESH NICHANI||VIII-A|
|16||E-0043-13||PANTHI KISHORBHAI PATEL||VIII-A|
|17||A-0020-09||SEJAL SURENDAR MUNDHRA||VIII-A|
|18||H-0009-16||TANMAY 0 PUROHIT||VIII-A|
|19||B-0022-10||ZARA NEMAT KHAN||VIII-A|
2nd batch Participants List (Class-VII- DPS Surat) for the Astronomy Camp to be held at Delhi Public School Tapi on the night of 5th December 2016.
|Admission No.||Student Name|
|N-1162-08||ARYA APURVA BHATT|
|E-0358-14||SHREYA VIPIN AGARWAL|
|N-1063-08||SARAH USMAAN CHINIWALA|
|M-0410-07||ANIKA VINAY KHANNA|
|E-0349-14||BHARTI BHARAT BHATIA|
|M-0336-07||DIYA RAJEEV PRADHAN|
|N-1076-08||JIA SUMESH JASUJA|
|M-0478-07||MANASVI VIKRAM SINGH|
|M-0417-07||NATANYA SAILESH CHOPRA|
|M-0418-07||RITAMBHARA PRATIK TRIVEDI|
|N-1154-08||SUDEEKSHA SAURABH MUKIM|
|N-1141-08||VRIDDHI RAJ KUMAR MEHTA|
|C-0292-12||CHHAVI PANKAJ KABRA|
|N-1164-08||MAHEK MUKESH AGARWAL|
|E-0347-14||SUHANEE KRUNAL PATEL|
|N-1143-08||KAIRAVI BIMAL UNARKAT|
|A-0263-10||KANISHA NILESH SHAH|
|N-1120-08||KHUSHBOO NIRMAL AGRAWAL|
|M-0384-07||PRISHA CHETANBHAI PATEL|
|M-0479-07||SANJANA ARUN BRAHMANKAR|
|F-0262-15||ANUSHRI PRANAV PANDIT|
|D-0304-13||ARCHI RAJESH AGARWAL|
|A-0267-10||SUHANI BENIGOPAL KALANTRI|
|N-1121-08||MAHEK NIRMAL AGRAWAL|
|N-1109-08||MARIA FIROZ GHADIALI|
|N-1078-08||PAHAL DHRUVIN PATEL|
|M-0402-07||TANISHA VISHAL BANSAL|
|M-0346-07||TANAYA RONAK SHAH|
|M-0469-07||URJA VIPUL SHAH|
1st batch Participants List (Class-VII- DPS Surat) for the Astronomy Camp to be held at Delhi Public School Tapi on the night of 4th December 2016.
|Admission No.||Student Name|
|M-0464-07||ARYAN PRADEEP ARORA|
|M-0334-07||HOMYAR CYRUS DOTIVALA|
|G-0240-16||AASHRAY KAMAL KAPADIA|
|M-0422-07||RISHI JIGNESHBHAI GHEEWALA|
|A-0265-10||SAI ARVINDBHAI MAKWANA|
|M-0360-07||ADITYA KAILASH LOHIYA|
|N-1060-08||FARSHAD RUSTOM KATPITIA|
|M-0436-07||VANSH JAGATBHAI GANDHI|
|G-0241-16||VEDANT APURVA GANDHI|
|M-0339-07||AKHIL ALOK KHANDELWAL|
|D-0302-13||KARTAVYA GANESH KHAITAN|
|M-0424-07||MOHNISH CHETAN DODHIA|
|B-0187-11||PRABUDDHA AMIT MALPANI|
|N-1042-08||UDYAM ANISH AGGRAWAL|
|A-0255-10||ARMAN MANISH SINHA|
|N-1150-08||ARYAN SANDEEP HURIA|
|C-0294-12||NAVEEN AJITH NAIR|
|N-1049-08||VANSH SHYAM BINWANI|
|M-0472-07||ABHINAV RAJESH VATS|
|M-0375-07||AYUSH SUDHIR AGARWAL|
|D-0308-13||HARSH KIRAN MESHRAM|
|F-0257-15||LAKSH SHRIKANT GOYAL|
|N-1073-08||NISCHAL PRAVEEN AGARWAL|
|N-1085-08||SHRIDHAR SHYAM THARNARIWALA|
|M-0407-07||ABHISHEK SUBHASH PATEL|
|M-0395-07||DEEP SHRAVANKUMAR AGARWAL|
|N-1069-08||DEVANSH SIDDHARTH MODI|
|G-0244-16||LAVYA RAJESH PUNJABI|
|N-1101-08||MEHZAAD PERCY VARIAVA|
|N-1081-08||NEIL YOGESHBHAI PATEL|
|N-1112-08||SWAYAM VIJAY GANGWANI|
|N-1132-08||CHAITANYA VIKAS GUPTA|
|E-0356-14||DEVRAJ JAYESH POOJARA|
|N-1155-08||YUVRAJ AMIT ARORA|
|M-0447-07||TEERTH RAJ RAMESH GONDALIA|
Join the Astronomy camps during December and January at our Astronomy Club at DPS Tapi. The first one for DPS Tapi Students of grades 4 & 5 was held last night. They saw the crescent Moon, Venus, Mars and the Andromeda Galaxy through the telescopes. They also identified many constellations and the Summer Triangle. Today we have the Grade 7 boys from DPS Surat who will spend the whole night at DPS Tapi with the stars and heavenly bodies.
See Mercury, Venus and Mars all month long and a New Year’s Eve comet. With some luck, you may catch some Geminid and Ursid meteors, too. This short clip is from NASA JPL.
This month, learn where and when to look for Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. Plus, more meteor showers to enjoy!
What’s Up for October? Moon phases- Observe the Moon night and three meteor showers. Watch this video to get sky maps showing where and when to look.
What’s up in the sky this month? An eclipse in Africa, two minor meteor showers, and planet and moon pair-ups. Plus: Get information now to help plan for the August 2017 total solar eclipse, which will span the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has radar vision that allows it to peer through the haze that surrounds Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. This video focuses on Shangri-la, a large, dark area on Titan filled with dunes. The long, linear dunes are thought to be comprised of grains derived from hydrocarbons that have settled out of Titan’s atmosphere. Cassini has shown that dunes of this sort encircle most of Titan’s equator. Scientists can use the dunes to learn about winds, the sands they’re composed of, and highs and lows in the landscape.
The radar image was obtained by the Cassini Synthetic Aperture radar (SAR) on July 25, 2016, during the mission’s 122nd targeted Titan encounter.
ABOUT THIS IMAGE:
Peering deep into the core of the Crab Nebula, this close-up image reveals the beating heart of one of the most historic and intensively studied remnants of a supernova, an exploding star. The inner region sends out clock-like pulses of radiation and tsunamis of charged particles embedded in magnetic fields.
The neutron star at the very center of the Crab Nebula has about the same mass as the sun but compressed into an incredibly dense sphere that is only a few miles across. Spinning 30 times a second, the neutron star shoots out detectable beams of energy that make it look like it’s pulsating.
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope snapshot is centered on the region around the neutron star (the rightmost of the two bright stars near the center of this image) and the expanding, tattered, filamentary debris surrounding it. Hubble’s sharp view captures the intricate details of glowing gas, shown in red, that forms a swirling medley of cavities and filaments. Inside this shell is a ghostly blue glow that is radiation given off by electrons spiraling at nearly the speed of light in the powerful magnetic field around the crushed stellar core.
The neutron star is a showcase for extreme physical processes and unimaginable cosmic violence. Bright wisps are moving outward from the neutron star at half the speed of light to form an expanding ring. It is thought that these wisps originate from a shock wave that turns the high-speed wind from the neutron star into extremely energetic particles.
When this “heartbeat” radiation signature was first discovered in 1968, astronomers realized they had discovered a new type of astronomical object. Now astronomers know it’s the archetype of a class of supernova remnants called pulsars — or rapidly spinning neutron stars. These interstellar “lighthouse beacons” are invaluable for doing observational experiments on a variety of astronomical phenomena, including measuring gravity waves.
Observations of the Crab supernova were recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1054 A.D. The nebula, bright enough to be visible in amateur telescopes, is located 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus.
Expedition 48-49 Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Kate Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched on the Russian Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft July 7 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station and the start of a four-month mission.
On July 5, just hours after NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrived at the planet Jupiter, NASA held a press briefing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California to provide a status update on the spacecraft. Juno’s arrival at our solar system’s most massive planet was the culmination of a nearly five-year journey through space. The spacecraft will be the first to orbit the poles of Jupiter –on a mission to provide new answers to ongoing mysteries about the planet’s core, composition and magnetic fields, as well as clues about the origins of our solar system.
On July 4th, NASA Television aired live coverage of the solar-powered Juno spacecraft’s arrival at Jupiter after an almost five-year journey. Juno is the first spacecraft to orbit the poles of our solar system’s most massive planet. It will circle the Jovian world 37 times during 20 months, skimming to within 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers) above the cloud tops, providing new answers to ongoing mysteries about the planet’s core, composition and magnetic fields.
Use Saturn as your guide to a tour of the summer Milky Way. Spot planets, constellations, nebulae and galaxies.
Taking INDIA TO MARS! The story behind India’s space program | Ritu Karidhal
“Have confidence in your capability without giving your gender much thought. Be focussed on your goal and work with complete dedication.”
Ritu Karidhal is a proud contributor to The Mars Orbiter Mission launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation. Leading the team behind the success of ‘Mangalyaan’, Ritu has been involved in a lot of revolutionary space operations with ISRO. A proficient alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science, she completed her Masters in Aerospace Engineering with a clear aim of working towards a change. She comes from a middle class family , in Lucknow, where the major importance has always been given to the education . She always had the fascination about space , an urge to do something different from a normal trend . Collecting news articles related to any space activities by ISRO or NASA was one of her hobbies.The dream of joining the space agency came true in 1997,November .She has worked for many prestigious missions of ISRO , handled responsible position of Operations Director for many missions.
This short video from the Royal Society explains What happened at the Big Bang. An ancient glow is shedding light on the beginning of the universe. There is a faint glow of ancient light that permeates our universe, called the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Findings from the Planck space mission to detect variations in the CMB, reveals how they’re helping us to understand what happened in the first instants after the Big Bang.