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Thank you!

We at IAGA Social Media thank all of you for your support for the past year!

Our OG accounts - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - have always had your encouragements!

We started our blog just two years ago and we have had immense support from all our readers. 

In addition, we started our LinkedIn and YouTube accounts this year. 

We thank you for following us and we promise to continue to bring lots of exciting content for the year 2023 on all our accounts. 

Lots of projects are lined up for 2023, especially for our YouTube, so stay tuned to our channels. 

(All our channels can be accessed from the top left of the blog page).

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Space News

Our last space news blog was about the Artemis launch which is the first step to get humans back on the Moon. In this blog, we update you with the mission....

Orion spacecraft from the Artemis 1 mission has successfully come back to Earth! Artemis 1 launched from Earth on November 16th, 2022 for a 25 days mission with the aim of a test run before a crewed flyby mission to the Moon in Artemis 2 and a crewed landing in Artemis 3. 

Orion splashed down in the Pacific after which tests were performed on it. It has now been shifted to a ship which will deliver it back to the NASA centre for further tests to be carried out. Science standing on the moon again is not long now!

Orion after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Credit: NASA

Ease the daunting task of writing

Here are very short and very obvious (but mostly overlooked) steps to write.

If you were looking for your motivation to write, read this blog. If you were unsure about your writing, read this blog. If you were looking for something else, read this blog and comment about it.


Even if it's one page or one paragraph or one sentence. Start the work. Just write the heading and your name. But start it. 


The next step is to get ready with your idea. It doesn't have to be perfect and it doesn't need to be complete. All you need at this point is to know what you want to write. It could be as simple as "Introduction - Body - Conclusion" or as complex as your work demands. Getting a good outline helps to categorise the work.


Create a deadline for yourself that's not tight. Give ample time to yourself to write. Include the time you'd spend to think of a new idea, procrastinate and revise. That way, if you finish before your set goal, you can either take a break or get a head start for your next goal. Even otherwise, you are still within your deadline.


Use devices that make you want to write. It could be a tablet, an e-ink device, a particular keyboard, your laptop or a desktop. Get whatever eases your writing. You need to be comfortable to be able to write properly.


Many people prefer to write using LaTex because it is easier to format. Some people prefer Microsoft because their contributors use it. Try not to juggle between different softwares. Focus on one and define your format at the beginning. If its your first time using it, don't get intimidated and ask for help. Nowadays, there are answers to all questions on the internet. 


Rest whenever you want. Take a break whenever you feel like it. Don't stop your other activities for writing, especially something you like doing. Most of the times, good food makes you feel good about everything. So, eat rest and work. Eat rest and work. Eat rest and work. And repeat.

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Shivangi Sharan is a third year PhD student at the Laboratory of Planetology and Geosciences in France. Her research focusses on the study of the magnetic field of planets and to infer their internal structure from it. She is an active member of the IAGA Blog Team and can be contacted via e-mail here.