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Chandrayaan-3 Landing Point Is Now Officially “Shiv Shakti”

The spot where the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Vikram lander had touched down on the Moon during the groundbreaking Chandrayaan-3 mission has been officially named “Shiva Shaku”, following approval by the International Astronomical Union.

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On August 26, 2023 the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the landing site would be called “Shiva Shakti”. The name “Statio Shiva Shakti” for the Chandrayaan-3 landing site was approved by the Paris-based organisation on March 19.

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Solar Eclipse: Total Solar Eclipse On April 8

On April 8, 2024, Mexico, the US, and Canada will experience a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Total solar eclipses are rare. This solar eclipse will not be visible in India.

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However, it’s essential to note that despite the global interest in this celestial event, not everyone will have the chance to witness it firsthand. In the case of the April 8, 2024 eclipse, it will not be visible from India, highlighting the geographical specificity of such phenomena. Nevertheless, thanks to modern technology and media coverage, people around the world can still partake in the experience through live broadcasts and online resources.

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NASA To Send Coded Message In Hindi To Jupiter’s Moon

NASA is planning to launch the Europa Clipper Mission to Jupiter’s watery moon in October 2024. It is also proposing to send along with the spacecraft a unique message that has been recorded in 103 languages including Hindi. NASA has found strong evidence of an ocean under the icy crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa. It is estimated that the amount of water on Europa is more than twice the amount of water of all of Earth’s oceans combined.

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The message is engraved on a plate made from metal tantalum. NASA collected recordings of the word “water” spoken in 103 languages from around the world. The audio files were then converted into waveforms (visual representations of sound waves) and etched into the plate.

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