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About Adi

Aditya Chopra is a PhD student at the Planetary Science Institute at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. His research areas include astrobiology and planetary science with the focus of his PhD research being the examination of elemental abundances in different life forms and their environments to gain insight into the origin and evolution of life. He says astrobiology provides great satisfaction to his confused soul - he could be a chemist one minute and then be culturing microbes the next and if the stars are out, he enjoys zooming into the heavens above!

  • Does My Moon Look Big In This?

    It happens at least once every month. Sometimes, rarely, it happens twice a month. It's when lunatics roam the streets and when drivers get distracted by what they see up there in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a FULL MOON. Yesterday, inspired by the beautiful sight of the Moon outside my
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  • Random Sample: Periodic

    We begin this week with what might seem to be a collection of random videos and stories that lead us from earthly elements to stellar spectacles. Individually, they are all interesting but there is also a common thread... Can you identify the "periodic" feature in all the stories? The NEW Periodic Table Song (In Order) You have
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  • A new way to see the good old views

    I have always wondered if there will ever be a day when we shall be able to control time and space. You know, fast forward things we experience, then slow them down... Zoom into our world and then zoom back out simply with a two-finger pinch? For the time being at least, such control of
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  • When bugs talk

    Microbes make the world go round. There are more microbial cells on you and in you, than your own cells - in fact 99% of them are not human! Some members of our microbiome enable us to digest the food we eat while others play an essential role in maintaining our immune system that
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  • The next best thing

    In recent days, Curiosity has been busy with self-inspections and calibration of its instrument suite. It has clocked about 150 meters and continues to work in good health. You might have already seen some photos of the red planet from this or past missions but prepare to be amazed by this impressive panorama. The Mars
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