#Astronomy

14 April
It opens up avenues to explore more such gamma-ray emitting galaxies. (Representative image/Pixabay)

  • This galaxy is called the Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) galaxy
  • Scientists from ARIES, a DST institute, studied around 25,000 luminous Active galactic nuclei
  • They identified it as a gamma-ray emitting NLS1 galaxy, which is a rare entity in space

30 March
The first worm moon of 2021 was on the full moon day of March. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The third full moon of the year is known as worm moon
  • Worm moon is the full moon that signifies the arrival of spring
  • The day also marks the Hindu festival Holi, which is celebrated on the full moon day of March month

21 March
The asteroid is estimated to be about 900 metres (3,000 feet) in diameter and was discovered 20 years ago. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The asteroid is named 2001 F032
  • The nearest distance between itself and earth will be two million kilometres
  • As per NASA, the asteroid will be passing by at a speed of 124,000 kilometres/hour

8 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Aryabhata determined the value of pi along with giving other mathematical expressions such as algebra, quadratic geometry, spherical and plane trigonometry, sums of power series and arithmetic. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Aryabhata is known as the father of mathematics in India
  • He invented zero and determined the value of pi up to four decimal places
  • India launched its first satellite on April 19, 1975, which was named after him.