Monday, 5 December, 2022
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Topic: moon

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.

NASA’s Perseverance rover sends back laser sounds from Mars

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

Space dust in Chicxulub crater confirms that asteroid killed off dinosaurs

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

Apollo landers and Neil Armstrong’s bootprint on the moon now protected by US law

The One Small Step Act is true to its name. It’s a small step. But it’s a big breakthrough in space laws.

Scientists find new 100-million-year old flower species inside a piece of amber in Myanmar

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

Why we’re never going to mine the asteroid belt

People are shooting for the stars, but those who declined to fund the expansive plans of the nascent space mining industry were right about the fundamentals.

‘Missing’ supermassive black hole in distant galaxy leaves scientists perplexed

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

China’s space probe Chang’e-5 brings back 1,731 grams of samples from the moon

The samples were transferred to the research teams, who will carry out the storage, analysis and research of the China's first samples collected from the extra-terrestrial object.

On Camera

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File photo | People's Liberation Army of China during a military parade | Wikimedia Commons/kremlin.ru

China’s military power is catching up with its economic might. New era is indeed one of war

China faces the possibility that its first war against Taiwan or India could potentially lead many others to come together with the US, and form a tighter military alliance against it.
Representational Image.| Pixabay

Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.

Defence

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.