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It is a time to do concret: Now or Never.

उपग्रहीय  चित्र  मुताबित ग्लोबल अफोर्ट्स के बावजूद 2007 से लगातार  मीथेन वायु में 0.3% और कार्बन डायोक्साइड में  0.5% प्रति वर्ष वृद्धि हो रही है। क्या यह धातक परिवर्तन ,बढ़ती गर्मी ,क्लाइमेट चेंज का संकेत नहीं है :
Satellite readings show that atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide are continuing to increase despite global efforts to reduce emissions.Methane concentrations were somewhat constant until 2007, but since then have increased at about 0.3% per year, whereas global carbon dioxide levels continue to rise at about 0.5% per year.It is a time to do concret: Now or Never.
Data & Image credit: ESA

परिवर्तन का चित्र :

पृथ्वी का चुम्बकीय कवच आस्चर्यजनक रूप से बदल रहा है। हमें बाहरी ब्रह्मांडीय किरणों से बचाने वाला यह कवच अमेरिकी क्षेत्रो में 3 % वीक हुआ है जब की 2014 से भारत पर  स्ट्रॉंग होता हुआ यह कवच अब तक पुरे एसिया में 2 % स्ट्रांग हो गया है। इसके साथ ही उत्तरी चुम्बकीय ध्रुव भी एसिया की और तेजी से सरक रहा है। यह सब पृथ्वी के अंदरूनी बदलाव के द्योतक है और उससे  आने वाले समय में परिवर्तन का संकेत मिल रहा है। हो सकता है की 7,00,000 साल पूर्व हुआ ध्रुव परिवर्तन दुबारा होने जा रहा हो। 
With more than two years of measurements by ESA’s Swarm satellite trio, changes in the strength of Earth's magnetic field are being mapped in detail.
Data & Image credit: ESA
 
 
 

Two recent amazing discoveries by HST:

(1) HST has uncovered a tiny moon around Makemake ( the dwarf planet of our solar system ) that is estimated to be 160 KM.wide.

हबल स्पेस टेलीस्कोप ने हमारे सौर मंडल के बौने गृह महकेह का चन्द्र खोज जो 160 km चौड़ा है। 
(2) HST took everfirst whole picture of Bubble Nebula , a giant bubble lies 8000 light years in constellation Cassiopeia.हबल ने पहली बार विराट आसमानी बबल का पूरा चित्र खिंचा जो हमसे 8000 प्रकाशवर्ष दूर है। 
Image & data credit: HST/ESA/NASA 
 

Cassini Scientist for a Day Contest by NASA in India

 नासा शनि पर भेजे गए केसिनी यान के माध्यम से पूरी पृथ्वी के बच्चो के लिए हर साल निबंध स्पर्धा  रखती है।गुरुदेव वेधशाला ,वड़ोदरा उनके भारतीय प्रतिनिंधि के रूप में सालो से सेवार्थ कार्य करती है ताकि भारत के बच्चो की प्रतिभा को विश्व पहिचाने। इस वर्ष भी 2015 के कॉन्टेस्ट में भारतीय बच्चो ने भाग लिए और विनर्स को नासा के लोगो वाले सर्टिफिकेट्स वेधशाला के माध्यम से भेजे गए। गुरुदेव वेधशाला इन  सभी बच्चो का हार्दिक अभिनन्दन करती है। और 2016 की कॉन्टेस्ट में भाग लेने के लिए नए विद्यार्थियों को आमंत्रित करती है। 

 
Gurudev observatory is honorary representative of NASA,Cassini Scientist for a day contest for India for last several years.During 2015 sessions several Indian students took active part in the contest via Gurudev Observatory & received certficates.We congratulate all of them & cordially inviting new students for 2016 contest. 

Gravity Waves has been detected. 

पृथ्वी से 1.2 अरब प्रकाशवर्ष दूर दो विराट ब्लेक हॉल के मिलने पर उत्पन्न हुयी प्रचंड गुरुत्व तरंगो को सर्व प्रथम स्पेस फेब्रिक में हुयी हलचलों के रूप में प्रथम बार नापा गया। ग्रेविटी वेव्स के इस प्रथम साक्षात्कार ने नए एलियंस दरवाजे खोल दिए गए है। आइंस्टाइन की E=mC२ का अनुभव कराया है। साथ ही विश्व की चार मूल शक्तियों में  से एक गुरुत्वाकर्षण का रूप प्रत्यक्ष किया है। 
 

Entangled particles influence each other instantaneously.

NASA new study in light of quantum mechanics says that entangled particles influence each other instantaneously even they are physically far apart.It is a power of love & shows interconnection between earth & space.Image credit: NASA,JPL
नासा की नयी शोध दर्शाती है की अत्यंत दूर होने पर भी उल्जे हुए पार्टिकल्स /प्रोटोन एक दूसरे से प्रभावित होते है। प्यार का यह अद्भुत विज्ञानं पृथ्वी और स्पेस की ,साधक और साध्य की शिष्य और गुरु की परिभासा है। 
 
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फिर जिस बॉक्स के सामने Shri Ram Matt  for tau Bootis & Bhagavatidevi  fir tau Bootis b लिखा है उसके सामने दिया गया वोट का बटन दबाये। तारो को भारतीय नाम देकर भारतीय होने का गर्व ले। 
इस सन्देश को वॉट्सऐप ,फेसबुक ,ट्विटर ,ब्लॉग ,गूगल+ ,टंब्लर ,SMS ,MMS ,मेल ,पत्र ,फोन द्वारा नए लोगो तक पहुंचाए। 
 
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MERGING GALAXIES BREAK RADIO SILENCE [HEIC1511] ( News from ESA )

In the most extensive survey of its kind ever conducted, a team of scientists have found an unambiguous link between the presence of supermassive black holes that power high-speed, radio-signal-emitting jets and the merger history of their host galaxies. Almost all of the galaxies hosting these jets were found to be merging with another galaxy, or to have done so recently.
Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=55936

March 3, 2015 (JST)Hayabusa2 Moving to Cruising Phase while heading to Asteroid 1999 JU3 ( News from JAXA )

The Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2" completed its initial functional confirmation period on March 2, 2015, as all scheduled checkout and evaluation of acquired data were completed. The explorer has been under inspection for about three months after its launch on Dec. 3, 2014.

Dawn in orbit around icy Ceres ( News from DLR )

NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres on 6 March 2015 at 13:39 CET. In order for Dawn to be captured by Ceres' gravitational field, the spacecraft started using its ion engines from a distance of 61,000 km to slow the spacecraft down. During this process, no image acquisition with the German-built Framing Camera on board the spacecraft was possible.

HST celctrates 25 years of scince ( News from NASA )

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years of science this April 2015 with a variety of events open to the public.

Two solar wind jets in the heliosphere ( News from Microcom )

(3 March 2015) As the sun skims through the galaxy, it emits charged particles in a stream of plasma called the solar wind.

The solar wind, in turn, creates a bubble known called the heliosphere that extends far beyond the planets of the solar system. For decades, scientists have visualized the heliosphere as shaped like a comet, with a very long tail extending some 464 billion miles, which is thousands of times as far as the distance from Earth to the sun.

Origin of the magnetic field covering the Sun has been discovered (News from Microcom)

(19 February 2015) The magnetic field that covers the Sun and determines its behavior – the eleven year cycles no less than such conspicuous phenomena as solar spots and solar storms – also has another side to it: a magnetic web that covers the entire surface of the Sun at rest and whose net magnetic flow is greater than that of the active areas.

A study led by the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) has revealed where the flow that feeds this web comes from.

The outline of the solar magnetic web coincides with the boundaries of the so-called supergranules, structures linked to the existence of hot gas rising to the surface (similar to the bubbles made by boiling water) some twenty thousand kilometers in diameter.

Closest known flyby of a star to our solar system (News from Microcom)

(16 February 2015) A group of astronomers from the US, Europe, Chile and South Africa have determined that 70,000 years ago a recently discovered dim star is likely to have passed through the solar system’s distant cloud of comets, the Oort Cloud.

No other star is known to have ever approached our solar system this close – five times closer than the current closest star, Proxima Centauri.

New Horizons images Pluto's small moons (News from Microcom)

(18 February 2015) Exactly 85 years after Clyde Tombaugh’s historic discovery of Pluto, the NASA spacecraft set to encounter the icy planet this summer is providing its first views of the small moons orbiting Pluto.

The moons Nix and Hydra are visible in a series of images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft from Jan. 27-Feb. 8, at distances ranging from about 125 million to 115 million miles (201 million to 186 million kilometers). The long-exposure images offer New Horizons’ best view yet of these two small moons circling Pluto, which Tombaugh discovered at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Feb. 18, 1930.

NASA Study Finds Earth’s Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

The cold waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005. Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, analyzed satellite and direct ocean temperature data from 2005-2013 and found the ocean abyss below 1.24 miles has not warmed measurably but the sea level (http://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/) is still rising.

Clouds on Titan

Recently, NASA scientists were able to identify an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles.

ESO — VLTI Detects Exozodiacal Light

By using the full power of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer an international team of astronomers has discovered exozodiacal light close to the habitable zones around nine nearby stars. This light is starlight reflected from dust created as the result of collisions between asteroids, and the evaporation of comets.

NASA study finds ozone hole is at its peak

The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The size of this year’s hole was 24.1 million square kilometers.

Hubble Sees 'Ghost Light' From Dead Galaxies

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to probe the massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744 — nicknamed Pandora's Cluster — have found forensic evidence of galaxies torn apart long ago. It's in the form of a phantom-like faint glow filling the space between the galaxies. This glow comes from stars scattered into intergalactic space as a result of a galaxy's disintegration.

Solar Activity is still at its peak

Earth-orbiting satellites are detecting flare activity behind the sun's northeastern limb. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observaory recorded this flash of extreme UV radiation on Nov. 3rd at 11:56 UT.

A New Map shows small astroids distribution

A new map from NASA’s Near Earth Object Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in Earth’s atmosphere with random distribution around the globe.

Philae touched the comet

ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved.

NASA's SMAP May Clarify Link from Wet Soil to Weather

Weather -- rain, heat and wind -- affects the moisture in soil that allows plants to grow. How does soil moisture influence weather in return?

All set for space! – the MASCOT asteroid lander (News from DLR)

Originally scheduled for launch at 05:24 CET on 30 November 2014, the MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout) asteroid lander will now set off from Tanegashima Space Center on board the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) orbiter Hayabusa 2 no earlier than 1 December, destined for asteroid 1999 JU3. The voyage will last roughly four years. Once there, MASCOT, the lander developed by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), will be deployed onto the surface of the asteroid with its four instruments. Weighing just 10 kilograms, the lander will use an eccentric arm installed in its interior to 'hop' almost 70 metres across 1999 JU3 – delivering the first measurements from different locations on an asteroid’s surface.

DNA survives critical entry into Earth’s atmosphere (news from Microcom)

(26 November 2014) The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere – and still pass on genetic information. A team of scientists from UZH obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission.

India joins the Thirty Meter Telescope project as a full member (news from Microcom)

(2 December 2014 ) An international collaboration of institutions in the USA, Canada, Japan, India and China, the TMT project is working towards building a powerful, next-generation astronomical observatory at Mauna Kea in Hawaii.With the new membership agreement in place, India has now secured observing time for its scientists at the world-class observatory, slated to see first light in the 2020s. When completed, TMT will enable astronomers to study objects in our own solar system and stars throughout our Milky Way and its neighboring galaxies, and forming galaxies at the very edge of the observable Universe, near the beginning of time.

Preparing for an asteroid strike (news from Microcom)

(18 December 2014) ESA and national disaster response offices recently rehearsed how to react if a threatening space rock is ever discovered to be on a collision course with Earth.

One billion measurements and counting for observatory using Andor cameras (news from Microcom)

(17 December 2014) A trio of ‘off-the-shelf’ Andor scientific cameras has made over one billion measurements of the most luminous objects in the universe to help Liverpool John Moores University stay at the forefront of time domain astrophysics.

Laser link offers high speed delivery (News from ESO)

Marking a first in space, Sentinel-1A and Alphasat have linked up by laser stretching almost 36 000 km across space to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.  

Green Light for E-ELT construction (News from ESO)

In early December 2014, ESO’s main governing body, the Council, gave the green light for the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in two phases.

New Horizons Wakes Up on Pluto's Doorstep (News from NASA)

Dec. 7, 2014: After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles —the farthest any space mission has ever traveled to reach its primary target – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation on Dec. 6th for its long-awaited 2015 Encounter with the Pluto System.