TRAPPIST-1 (meet the 7 earth-like exoplanets!)

“Astronomers have discovered the first known system to host seven Earth-size planets around one star, and it lies just 39 light-years away from our own solar system.” – Space.com Unless you live under a rock, you heard this week that NASA disclosed a groundbreaking discovery regarding the TRAPPIST-1 system, containing 7 Earth-like planning potentially supporting life. Anticipation was mounting from the 24 hours before the … Continue reading TRAPPIST-1 (meet the 7 earth-like exoplanets!)

‘Kids these days’, and Juvenoia.

The phrase ‘kids these days’, has been used since time immemorial by older generations to express their disappointment in younger generations. We love to talk about just how different life was ‘back in the good old days’. In that regard, you see a huge number of ‘only 90s kids will remember…’ on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. George Orwell had a brilliant quote … Continue reading ‘Kids these days’, and Juvenoia.

Tech Spotlight: Why you should be using IFTTT right now!

I usually don’t do a lot of tech blogs, personally because I feel there’s so many out there, but this one, I simply cannot avoid. This is a website you definitely should check out, and it’s one that after a long while I can vouch for as the most ingenious app/service devised yet. What is IFTTT? IFTTT, a clever acronym for ‘If This, Then That.’, … Continue reading Tech Spotlight: Why you should be using IFTTT right now!

Why doesn’t anybody talk about the ISRO?

Mangalyaan. It’s a word you’ve probably heard a lot the last few years. That’s because it was one of the world’s cheapest space probes to reach Mars, collect data and relay it back to Earth, even more efficiently than NASA. Who was the genius space institute who developed this?None other than India’s ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).Why didn’t we hear about it as much? Because … Continue reading Why doesn’t anybody talk about the ISRO?