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NASA still unable to find out why the International Space Station is leaking air

The leak was detected in September 2019. NASA has instructed the crew to perform additional inspections on several windows, seals and valves with specialised detectors.
Kalpana Chawla - a Haryana Girl

Northrop Grumman names US spacecraft after late astronaut Kalpana Chawla

The Indian-American astronaut made history at NASA as the first India-born woman to enter space. She died in 2003 when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon entering Earth.
Earth from the space

NASA is tracking a dent that’s slowly widening in Earth’s magnetic field

The large dent or a weak spot, called the South Atlantic Anomaly, in magnetosphere extends from South America to Southwest Africa.
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Seismologists discover a ‘boomerang earthquake’ that occurred under water in 2016

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
This mosaic image uses false colour to highlight the recently exposed brine that were pushed up from a deep reservoir under Ceres' crust. In this view of a region of Occator Crater, they appear reddish. | Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Dwarf planet Ceres has ocean of salt water underneath its surface, NASA data studies show

Data obtained from NASA's Dawn spacecraft mission shows that the brine ocean is 40-km deep and hundreds of kilometres wide on Ceres.

NASA launches most complex mission ever to search for signs of life on Mars

Mars 2020 consists of a lander called Perseverance and a helicopter called Ingenuity. The mission will look for signs of life and habitability, and collect samples for future return to earth.
A woman studies the moon's surface | Representational image | ThisIsEngineering | Pexels

Mystery gel-like substance on Moon that puzzled scientists solved. It’s not what you’d expect

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

NASA’s latest exoplanet discovery could help explain how planets evolve

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Artist's impression of the binary neutron star merger producing GW190425 | National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet

NASA discovers 240-year-old ‘newborn’ neutron star that’s twice the sun’s mass

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The Crew Dragon at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California

ISRO congratulates NASA and SpaceX for their manned mission, calls it ‘historic’

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft carried two NASA astronauts into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center, marking the dawn of a new age in commercial space travel.

On Camera

Security personnel guard a street during a strike call given by traders in protest against the extension of Central laws to Jammu and Kashmir and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami

Kashmiris like lawyer-activist Babar Qadri pay for the Valley’s silence on Jamaat-e-Islami

The extent of the conspiracy of silence is such that even leaders like Farooq Abdullah, who are hated by the Jamaat-e-Islami, oppose its ban.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.