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The story behind capturing first photo of Sagittarius A—Milky Way’s supermassive blackhole

While it might seem a little scary, it is reassuringly far. It appears to us to have about the same size in the sky as a donut would have on the Moon.

A mission to Uranus would be expensive, time-consuming but worth it

Scientists have confirmed over 5,000 planets orbiting stars in other parts of the galaxy. Lack of knowledge about Uranus & Neptune is a limiting factor in understanding planetary science.

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.

Scientists decode how Jupiter’s moon got its dune 

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

All about micronova, newly discovered type of star explosion that may be common but hard to spot

Micronovae occurs at the poles of highly magnetic white dwarfs in the form of runaway thermonuclear reactions not powerful enough to become novae or supernovae.

Pluto could be alive with ice volcanoes unlike any seen in solar system, finds New Horizons data

Researchers have processed part of the images & data captured by NASA craft that flew past Pluto in 2015. Findings of Southwest Research Institute team published in 'Nature Communications'. 

Standard dress code blue, but Russian cosmonauts board space station in Ukrainian flag colours

Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov of Roscosmos were the first to arrive at the ISS since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war last month.

NASA plans to destroy the International Space Station. But here are the risks involved

After dozens of launches since 1998 got the ISS into orbit, bringing it down into the Pacific Ocean will be a feat of its own.

It’s confirmed. This 93-million-year-old crocodile once ate a dinosaur, albeit a juvenile one

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

Found in Australia — a ‘true’ millipede with more than 1,000 legs

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

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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