Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
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Topic: astronomy

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.

This 16-year-old Star Trek-Star Wars fan from Pune has captured epic, viral image of Moon

Prathamesh Jaju has been dabbling in astronomy and astrophotography since age 13, and is part of one of India’s oldest amateur clubs, Jyotirvidya Parisanstha.

Moons with masks, sky on Skype — Covid has changed life for Bengaluru astronomers’ club

For the first time since 1976, the Association of Bangalore Amateur Astronomers had to shut its Sunday meets due to Covid. But its members aren’t giving up.

X-rays detected from Uranus for the first time 

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

For the first time ever, astronomers are witnessing a galaxy’s ‘death’ as it’s happening

Research team accidentally discovers galaxy that is dying nine billion light years away using the ALMA, or Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope.

See Saturn, Jupiter ‘come together’ today in rare space event last seen 400 years ago

People will be able to view with the naked eye the great conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn, when the 2 planets will 'merge' into a bright spot, as their orbits cross paths Monday.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

ThePrint team | Rafale M jet (left) and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet (right)

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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