Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: NASA

SpaceX launches historic test of craft meant to carry humans to space

The successful launch of the Crew Dragon craft is being seen as a milestone for Elon Musk's goal of enabling humans to live on other planets.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches second rocket of the year with three payloads

Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched Thursday from Florida with three payloads including an Indonesian satellite and an Israeli lunar lander. 

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity finally falls silent

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India and China are greener than you think, says NASA

A NASA study says contrary to the popular notion, India and China account for one-third of the worlds greening efforts

When it comes to space, China’s almost certain to be a runner-up behind the US

If we’re in a new race to the stars, the U.S. remains a good bet to win.

Unborn sharks that swim in the womb and some ‘vicious’ small cats

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Desi team wins NASA-backed film competition about humans reaching Mars

Five-minute film on young girl’s journey from Mumbai to being part of team on its way to Mars set to be screened worldwide for a year. 

NASA marks New Year with flyby past farthest, oldest body ever explored

The New Horizons mission is likely to transmit initial data from its flyby past ‘Ultima Thule’ by 10 pm IST tonight.

Dubai princess who ‘escaped’ to India appears in photos for the first time

Actor Kevin Spacey charged with criminal charges in sexual assault case and 28 people killed in Kabul in attack by gunman

Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space after 41 years

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi voted in Gujarat assembly election | Narendra Modi/Twitter

Gujarat is no Punjab—that’s BJP’s message to AAP. But Modi can’t stop it either

'No one can win in Gujarat till the opposition is able to prove that Modi is a fake Hindu', said a Surat-based senior journalist who knew the PM well.
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.


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.