Monday, 28 November, 2022
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Found in the Sahara, a meteorite older than Earth itself

The rare meteorite, estimated to be 4.6 billion years old, was found by a team led by Jean-Alix Barrat of Université de Bretagne Occidentale. Results of the study have been published in PNAS.

Earth-like planet discovered 26 light years away, with an atmosphere

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

Earth’s magnetic field broke down 42,000 years ago, triggering extinctions & climate crisis

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

UAE & China’s Mars missions set to reach Red Planet this week

UAE’s Hope orbiter is expected to enter Martian orbit late Tuesday while China’s Tianwen-1 will do so on Wednesday. A NASA mission will also follow later in the month.

Fossils suggest world’s largest animal roamed the Earth 98 million years ago

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Indian Ocean once had world’s most continuously-active volcanic province, find scientists

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Ancient Moon’s magnetic field shielded Earth from solar radiation

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Indian-origin man walked Earth’s circumference without leaving neighbourhood in Ireland

70-year-old Vinod Bajaj, a retired business consultant from Ireland, claims to have walked a distance equal to the circumference of the Earth in less than 1,500 days.

Scientists create the world’s fastest camera that can record UV-range photons in real time

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Rogue planet with similar mass as Earth found floating in the Milky Way

Astronomers estimate that there could potentially be millions of such free-floating rogue planets in every galaxy.

On Camera

YourTurn

Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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.