Thursday, 19 May, 2022
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Topic: NASA

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.

NASA picks up Indian-origin doctor Anil Menon as astronaut for future missions

Menon was SpaceX’s first flight surgeon, helping to launch the company’s first humans to space during NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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