Monday, 27 June, 2022
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Topic: moon

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.

This 16-year-old Star Trek-Star Wars fan from Pune has captured epic, viral image of Moon

Prathamesh Jaju has been dabbling in astronomy and astrophotography since age 13, and is part of one of India’s oldest amateur clubs, Jyotirvidya Parisanstha.

Pakistan is confused about Thursday Eid. And Fawad Chaudhry is at its centre

Only one politician cares about Pakistanis. And she has said no hugs and kisses, whether Eid is on Thursday or Friday.

On Camera

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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