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In Venus’ clouds, scientists find gas that suggests life, but say it’s hint, not evidence

The researchers behind the finding, from US, UK and Japan, claim to have detected the gas phosphine in Venus atmosphere. The study has been published in Nature Astronomy.
Artist's impression of binary black holes about to collide | Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)

Astrophysicists spot biggest black hole collision so far, and a mystery begins to unfurl

The black hole collision was observed by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations, which involve nearly 1,000 scientists working around the globe.
A two-colour composite image of the comet 2I/Borisov

Scientists discover familiar gas molecule on newly-named interstellar comet 2I/Borisov

The discovery of gas molecules suggests the possibility of directly observing and understanding what objects from other star systems are made of.
First Image of a Black Hole

The world gets its first look at a black hole. Here’s how we got there

The black hole is located at the centre of the Messier 87 galaxy. It is 6.6 billion times the mass of the sun, and is located 53.5 million light years away.

In a first, scientists photograph how a (dead) star is born

Scientists may have just captured the birth of the objects left behind when a star explodes.
Astro-physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar | Getty Images

There was no limit to Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist S Chandrasekhar’s genius

Chandrasekhar's work on stars and black holes yielded several honours but he struggled with opposition from senior scientists to 'Chandrasekhar limit'.
Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope

Pune telescope hailed for discovering one of farthest known galaxies

The Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope has singularly detected several record-breaking objects.

Look up to see celestial fireworks tonight, Persied meteor shower set to peak

One of the three strongest meteor showers, Perseids will be visible all over India and seen throughout the night.

On Camera

Cyclists ride along the Venice Beach boardwalk on May 25.

Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.