Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicMars Rover

Topic: Mars Rover

Scientists decode why mice go bananas when they’re around the fruit

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

Made from human cardiac cells, biohybrid fish swims by recreating pumping heart’s contractions

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

Found in Australia — a ‘true’ millipede with more than 1,000 legs

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

China’s first rover on Mars sends back dramatic images, including a selfie

Four images were released by China, including its national flag on Mars, a panorama of the landing site, the planet's dusty landscape and a selfie of the rover with the landing platform.

China lands rover on Mars, third country to perform successful soft landing on the planet

The Zhurong rover, a part of China's Tianwen-1 mission to Mars, will, among other things, hunt for biosignatures for any past life or habitability on the planet.

NASA’s Perseverance rover creates oxygen on Mars, for the first time ever

MOXIE, a toaster-sized instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover, produced 5.4 g oxygen in an hour — enough for an astronaut to breathe for 10 minutes.

NASA’s helicopter completes first successful flight on Mars in major milestone

The flight of the tiny Ingenuity helicopter is the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. It is a part of the Mars 2020 mission which landed the Perseverance rover in February.

Mystery gel-like substance on Moon that puzzled scientists solved. It’s not what you’d expect

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Having sucked enough blood, the female mosquito goes into a food coma and bites less

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On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
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

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

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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