Sunday, 2 October, 2022
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Topic: moon

Mission Moon 2.0 — NASA’s Artemis 1 is set for launch on most powerful rocket ever built

Artemis 1 to be first in series of complex missions that aim to establish human presence on moon. It will loop around the moon, drop off some satellites, and return to earth.

China is going to take over the Moon, NASA head says. But here’s why that won’t happen soon

China is investing heavily in space. But taking control of strategic areas requires long-term planning, and no country can do it without everyone noticing.

Stone found in Sahara Desert is first proof of universe’s most energetic event, say researchers

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

Chile’s 1st full ichthyosaur fossil Earth’s only pregnant female found from 129-139 mn years ago

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

Space is not silent. New NASA audioclip reveals what blackholes sound like

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

ISRO-IISc team develops prototype of bacteria-infused bricks for Martian, lunar soil

New method is proof of concept for sustainable way to make bricks for construction on Mars & Moon using soil found on surface. Study published in PLOS One on 14 April.

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.

World’s smallest antenna made of DNA can monitor proteins, help crack disease & drugs

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

China’s lunar lander finds first on-site evidence of water on moon’s surface

Earlier, the presence of water had been confirmed by remote observation but the lander has detected signs of water in rocks and soil.

This quasi-satellite of Earth could actually be a piece of Moon, astronomers say

Quasi-satellites are asteroids that orbit the Sun with orbital period similar to that of the Earth’s. From Earth’s perspective, they appear to orbit the Earth instead.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
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'.

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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