Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicMilky way

Topic: Milky way

Scientists capture first-ever image of supermassive black hole at the centre of Milky Way

A team of more than 300 researchers from 80 world institutes worked for five years with supercomputers to record black hole Sagittarius A*

An ancient mammoth tusk buried deep in Pacific Ocean & ‘newcomer’ dwarf galaxies in Milky Way

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

NASA telescope may have just helped find the first planet spotted outside Milky Way

The potential planet is located 28 million light years away, in the Messier 51 (M51) galaxy. It is thought to be the size of Saturn, orbiting its host — a neutron star or a black hole.

This unusual star cluster with two tails is set to dissolve as 100% black holes, in 1 bn yrs

The Palomar 5 star cluster is ejecting its stars and filling up with black holes. A billion years from now, it will dissolve fully as only black holes.

For the first time, scientists ‘see’ black holes swallowing neutron stars

Team of international scientists, including those from India, confirms detecting collisions between black holes and neutron stars by analysing gravitational waves created in January 2020.

Discovery of hidden microbes on Da Vinci drawings could help preserve them better

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

Astronomers detect first fast radio burst in our Milky Way galaxy

Fast radio bursts are bright bursts of radio waves from astronomical objects across galaxies. In a first, FRB 200428 was accompanied with X-rays and could be traced to a magnetar.

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.

A dancing star in the heart of the Milky Way proves Einstein right, again

Astronomers at European Southern Observatory have discovered that the orbit of star S2 around a Milky Way black hole is flowery in shape, not elliptical. 

Indian astronomers spot huge hydrogen ring around distant galaxy, don’t know what caused it

With a diameter of about 3,80,000 light-years, the ring is about four times the size of the Milky Way, which contains our solar system.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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