Articles about International Astronomical Union

Earth has tiny second moon, and we almost missed it

27 Feb 2020

Technology
Earth has tiny second moon, and we almost missed it

Earth has a new friend in the darkness of space: a 'mini-moon'.

18-year-old invents method to detect malnutrition at just Rs. 2

12 Mar 2019

India
18-year-old invents method to detect malnutrition at just Rs. 2

An 18-year-old Mangaluru boy named Muhammed Suhail CS was honored with the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar this January.

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball

18 Jul 2018

Technology
10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball

In a rather notable finding, astronomers have discovered 10 new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing its total satellites to a whopping 79 - by far the most moons found orbiting any planet.

Six-year-old asks NASA to make Pluto a planet again

19 Feb 2018

Technology
Six-year-old asks NASA to make Pluto a planet again

Cara O'Connor, a six-year-old girl from Ireland, has written a letter to NASA and requested the US space agency to reclassify Pluto as a planet.

Spot Harry Potter, Usain Bolt, Serena Williams in the night-sky!

14 Dec 2017

Technology
Spot Harry Potter, Usain Bolt, Serena Williams in the night-sky!

We have all read about constellations like Orion, Ursa Major, Cygnus; but astronomers have now created eight new constellations based on modern-day figures like Harry Potter (for JK Rowling), athlete Usain Bolt, tennis-star Serena Williams, Malala Yousafzai.