Sunday, 27 November, 2022
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Topic: astronomy

Scientists surprised by their discovery of heaviest element Barium in atmosphere of 2 exoplanets

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Dinosaurs may have been on a decline long before the fateful asteroid hit Earth

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

What’s going on at galaxy’s centre? Astronomers spot hot gas bubble swirling at 1/3 lightspeed

Previously spotted only at X-ray and infrared wavelengths, a radio telescope has managed to record hot bubble of gas swirling around our galaxy’s black hole for the very first time.

With 3 golds, 2 silvers, India wins 3rd spot at International Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad

The week-long event in Georgia, which concluded last Sunday, saw the participation of 209 students. All the five participants from India won a medal at the competition.

Through Indian telescope, astronomers spot mysterious birth of stars in distant dwarf galaxies

AstroSat observations give insight into how dwarf galaxies evolved but raise questions on how stars form in their outer regions. Findings of team from India, US & France published in Nature.

Scientists capture first-ever image of supermassive black hole at the centre of Milky Way

A team of more than 300 researchers from 80 world institutes worked for five years with supercomputers to record black hole Sagittarius A*

NASA telescope may have just helped find the first planet spotted outside Milky Way

The potential planet is located 28 million light years away, in the Messier 51 (M51) galaxy. It is thought to be the size of Saturn, orbiting its host — a neutron star or a black hole.

Women pioneers to be focus as World Space Week kicks off today

The week from 4-11 October was designated annual World Space Week by United Nations in 1999. It involves events and outreach activities globally on subjects related to space. 

This star’s death billions of years ago is challenging what we know about supernovae

A gamma ray burst lasting 0.65 seconds was spotted from a dying star last year, challenging the theory that these short bursts of energy are produced only by star mergers.

This unusual star cluster with two tails is set to dissolve as 100% black holes, in 1 bn yrs

The Palomar 5 star cluster is ejecting its stars and filling up with black holes. A billion years from now, it will dissolve fully as only black holes.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image | Pixabay

Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.