Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
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Topic: comet

This is how you can see Leonids, annual November meteor showers that peak on 17th of the month

Leonids occur when Earth passes through trail left behind by Tempel-Tuttle comet on its 33-year orbit around Sun. They are called Leonids as they radiate from Leo constellation.

Leonid meteor shower set to peak tomorrow, will send shooting stars across the sky

During the peak, 10 to 15 meteors are likely to be visible every hour. The phenomenon will be best viewed after midnight and before dawn Tuesday and Wednesday.

Comet NEOWISE to make closest approach to Earth today — where, when & how to see it

Comet NEOWISE is visible to the naked eye and can be spotted near the Big Dipper constellation after sunset.

Catch a comet sighting in India as NEOWISE remains visible through July into August

The comet is visible right before sunrise for the next couple of days, and post sunset afterwards.

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.

A newly discovered comet is likely to be from interstellar space

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

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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