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CO2 in atmosphere hit new high this May but scientists at Exxon saw it coming decades ago

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Defence Research and Development Organization at the DefExpo 2018 | ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

Most debris from anti-satellite test in March has decayed: DRDO chief

DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy's statement comes weeks after NASA was critical of the A-SAT test, saying the debris could damage the International Space Station.
Universe expansion rate

The universe is expanding 9% faster than expected, but it’s unclear why

New research done using the Hubble Space Telescope has not been able to explain why the universe is expanding faster, but scientists have 3 theories. 
Mars comes closest to earth | Flickr

First ever quake detected on Mars by NASA’s InSight lander

The detection of the quake has come in the form of a rumbling from inside the silent planet.

Saturn’s moon Titan has lakes of methane over 100 metres deep, and they’re much like ours

Titan, one of over 60 moons of Saturn, is the only other body in the solar system to have liquid on its surface.
ISRO chief K Sivan

NASA says cooperation with ISRO intact days after calling India’s A-SAT test ‘terrible’

In a letter to ISRO, NASA said based on guidance received from the White House, it was looking forward to continuing to work with the agency.
Mika Aziz | Twitter

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘paper boat’ competing against Modi govt’s ‘jumlas’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor missile being launched by DRDO in A-SAT missile test, Odisha | PTI

US plays down NASA’s criticism of India’s A-SAT test

NASA called India's A-SAT test a 'terrible thing', claiming it created about 400 pieces of space debris that could damage the ISS.

NASA is not the final word on space debris from A-SAT, says former DRDO chief Saraswat

NASA said it disapproved of India’s 27 March test of an anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile on account of the space debris it created.
ASAT Missile

NASA slams A-SAT test for leaving debris in space, increasing risk factor for space station

On 27 March, India entered an exclusive club of nations capable of destroying space-borne satellites as it launched a missile to destroy an Indian satellite.

On Camera

File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.