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Saturday, November 15, 2014


 Gone was the era of Cold War  with  missiles of  destructive technologies capable of  reaching continental distances precisely to hit the target.  Now good times are back  with the advancement of healthy science to unravel the origins of Universe.

Scientists have now been able to achieve the feat called : Inter-Planetary Missions.  India's recent  successful Mar's Orbiter Mission (MOM) is a jewel in the crown of Mother India.

The MOM has travelled a record distance of  680 million km in a span of  10 months to reach Red Planet.   It is a huge moral boost to Indian scientific community.  Our scientists are now able to correctly predict the movement of planets in the Solar System and  calculate the distance involved exactly thereby charted new territories.  All this proves the power of the human mind which  is constantly evolving when the physical evolution stopped with the man  at the top of the pyramid.

Natural Laws are constant.  Earth orbits around the Sun  much the same way since unknown times.  Likewise, all primordial forces on Earth react the same way and you don't find any change in their behaviour.

In spite of so many advancements in science and technology,  man is restless, because on the surface of it, it seems that he knows everything, but in fact he doesn't know anything.  He is shrouded with so many mysteries.   Nobody so far could ever give a satisfactory explanation of what was the state of this Universe before the Big Bang happened 13.8 billions years ago.  Life itself is a deep mystery. No scientist so far  created a live cell in his/her laboratory.

But the exploration to find answers to these nagging questions is going on relentlessly.  No doubt that some breakthroughs have been achieved  and inter-planetary missions are a slice of this achievement.

On 12th November, 2014 human endeavour has achieved another milestone.   European Space Agency's (ESA)  Rosetta Mission has  reached the comet.

Rosetta  was launched by ESA on 2 March 2004 .   It travelled a whopping 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System before arriving at the comet on 6 August 2014.   The objective of the mission is  to know the farther side of Solar System and how life came to Earth.

Comets are often referred to as "dirty snowballs"  formed  billions of years ago.  They are remnants of Solar System and  believed to have brought water and organic compounds to Earth.

The journey of science is very interesting.   Hope one day scientists would come up with  answers to the ultimate mystery called LIFE !

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