It is expecting that 2012 is good for Space scientists. NASA’s lunar “mapping” mission that is scheduled to last 82 days, is reaching at its destination.
The mission is of mapping the Lunar interior for that two robotic probes have launched that started orbiting the moon.
According to the report, Nasa’s twin GRAI (Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory), spacecraft covered 2.6-million-mile distance to put two robotics probes into lunar orbit.
NASA reported that the first GRAIL spacecraft finished a 40-minute braking maneuver at 5 pm EST (10pm GMT) on New Year’s Eve and the second spacecraft, followed suit 25 hours later, arrived on Sunday. Read more
The prediction made by scores of books, movies, cult groups and millions of websites on the Internet that the world will not end in 2012.
Scientists have made false all the Wild stories about the world coming to an end on December 21, 2012. Now Saturday night of 2011 is not the last, the world will not witness its end in 2012.
The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) said, “Nothing will happen to Earth in 2012. Credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.”
However the starting of the 2012 apocalypse theories was made from May 2003 when estimated that Nibiru, a mythical planet was headed towards Earth, but when nothing happened the ‘doomsday’ was postponed to December 2012.
The story of the ancient Mayan calendar was also linked that the date of world end was linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012. Read more
India-born US citizen, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, who had won Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2009 for pioneering work in molecular biology, recently has been honoured with a knighthood by the royal establishment in London.
In an announcement made by an official, Ramakrishnan has been honoured knighthood “for services to molecular biology” in the New Year Honours List 2012, in a rare recognition of achievements by foreigners based in Britain.
However 58-year-old Ramakrishnan is based at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and the honouring him with a knighthood reflects the contribution made by immigrants to British society.
While a fresh list released today, Ramakrishnan said in a statement, “In the current debate about immigration, it is worth noting that this award is yet another example of the numerous contributions that immigrants make to British society.” Read more
On the last day of 2011, Google’s last Doodle carries Happy New Year wishes for millions of users across the globe.
Google Doodles are changes that are made the Google logo more decorative to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists.
However last week with a colorful neon design with images of a snowflake, Santa Claus, bell, candle and a gift box on a black background, had been featured Google’s Doodle for wishing its users “Happy Holidays”.
Recently Doodle has featured with colorful letters in the word “Google” that wearing decorative caps and blowing trumpets, balloons and the second letter of ‘g’ of ‘Google’ wears the year 2012′s goggles, all this seems of being attending a New Year party. Read more