Researchers discover evidence of water in 17 asteroids

Japanese researchers have detected evidence of water in 17 asteroids for the first time using data from the infrared satellite ‘AKARI’.

According to researchers, the discovery will contribute to the understanding of the distribution of water in our solar system, the evolution of asteroids and the origin of water on Earth. The study had appeared in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan. Image result for Researchers discover evidence of water in 17 asteroids

GSAT-11: India’s heaviest communication satellite launched successfully from French Guiana

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India’s heaviest and most-advanced communication satellite GSAT-11, also called the “Big Bird“, was successfully launched into space on December 5, 2018 from the Spaceport in French Guiana, South America.

The satellite will help provide satellite-based internet to remote places where cable-based internet cannot reach. The satellite, weighing 5854 kg, is the heaviest Indian-made equipment that has been put into the orbit.