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Topic: Jupiter

Scientists decode how Jupiter’s moon got its dune 

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

On Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, shallow pools of underground salt water offer promise of life

While shallow water processes have been suspected on Europa, if findings of study are confirmed, it could mean they play bigger-than-expected role in shaping its surface features.

Imagine 34 Mount Everests stacked together — that’s the depth of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA's Juno flew over the Great Red Spot twice, in February and July 2019, and helped astronomers gain new insights about the Jupiter storm.

Astronomers discover first planet that survived its star’s death, still orbits white dwarf

The planet, situated 6,500 light years away, is like Jupiter in size and relative location. The discovery indicates that some of our solar system's planets could survive the death of the Sun.

Reason behind Jupiter’s high temperature & how Stonehenge survived the test of time

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

Water vapour found in Ganymede’s atmosphere & the origin of the asteroid that killed dinosaurs

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

Venus’s clouds are too dry for life, but study findings point to Jupiter & Mars

According to the study, the amount of humidity and moisture on Venusian clouds is over 100 times lower than the minimum known limit of water required.

ESA announces themes for future missions, may send lander to icy moon of giant planet

The ESA has announced themes for space and scientific missions for the timeframe 2035-2050; missions will focus on moons of the gas giants, habitable exoplanets, & investigating early universe.

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.

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa can glow in the dark even with no sun, NASA scientists find

Through simulation experiments in ice chambers, NASA scientists have found that Europa changes its glow as its ice composition changes.

On Camera

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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