Geology Optional – UPSC

Geology is one of the underrated optional subjects one can choose for UPSC-CSE exam. Since the syllabus is limited and from the science stream it is a high marks scoring potential. Geology is also helpful for students appearing for Indian Forest Service Exam (IFS) exam. […]

Greenland on the move

100 million years ago, Greenland was on the move. On its tectonic plate, it traveled from a more southern location northward to its current Arctic position, and along the way passed over a mantle plume or hotspot that left a record of its journey in […]

Antarctica snow turns ‘blood red’

Snow has taken on a sinister-looking blood red colour at a Ukrainian research station due to a type of algae which contributes to climate change. For several weeks, scientists working at the Vernadsky Research Base in Antarctica have been surrounded by what they call “raspberry snow”. Images released by Ukraine’s Ministry of […]

Landslides in Mars’ Cerberus Fossae

The two largest quakes detected by NASA’s InSight appear to have originated in a region of Mars called Cerberus Fossae. Scientists previously spotted signs of tectonic activity here, including landslides. This image was taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter

Indian Mars Orbiter Mission Profile

1. Geo Centric Phase The spacecraft is injected into an Elliptic Parking Orbit by the launcher. With six main engine burns, the spacecraft is gradually maneuvered into a departure hyperbolic trajectory with which it escapes from the Earth’s Sphere of Influence (SOI) with Earth’s orbital […]