Octopuses are mysterious creatures that inspired a bizarre mixture of curiosity and horror in humans to such an extent that they were thought to be aliens. Their defence mechanisms and overall structure have often inspired technological advancements. With their genome being sequenced, we are now a step closer to understanding them.
The world of broadband communication will soon witness a revolution with the advent of a fast and inexpensive internet service provider, Starlink. Rural communities that aren’t currently privy to a speedy and reliable internet should look no further as their wishes will be fulfilled by a constellation in the sky.
Cosmic Con got the astronomically curious participant ruminating over space and its quirkier details. From creating malevolent aliens to choosing the perfect travel itinerary, this category’s events had contestants compete with each other using equal parts knowledge and creativity.
The possibility and probability of finding extraterrestrial life in our vicinity has been baffling researchers and alien aficionados for decades. Whether or not we’ll soon see ET stop by for a casual chat over tea is something only time will tell.
NASA announced on Thursday that its Mars rover Curiosity had new evidence suggesting ancient life on Mars. The results are the detection of new organic molecules and seasonal spikes in the methane concentration. Read on to find out more about the discovery and what it could mean.
A humble man with a grand story, Rakesh Sharma graced Manipal with his presence and expertise for a Fireside Chat, organised by The Think Tank.
One day, to every nihilist’s joy, the Universe will come to its demise. This could happen in a multitude of ways, from a crunch, to a rip, to even a chill, which- thanks to physicists- sound like hip ways to go. Unfortunately, the obliteration of the universe involves a lot more galaxy annihilation, solar system termination, and star smothering than one would expect.
CosmicCon might just take your breathe away- if you’re not in a spacesuit. With events that were out of this world, this category re-assured participants that they didn’t worry about their place in the dirt.
From the dark side of the moon and why leaves are green, to cryovolcanoes and and tides, The Astronomy Club’s Exoplanets 2.0 was a brief and passionate talk that was not to be missed.