Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: NASA

Liquid water on Mars is no surprise but here’s why it makes the planet tougher to explore

Water on Mars is exciting but laws of planetary protection state that we cannot send any craft from Earth near a potential site of life for fear of contamination. 

ISRO seeks to tap the south side of the moon for waste-free nuclear energy

It will launch a rover in October to explore virgin territory on the lunar surface and analyse crust samples for signs of water and helium-3. 

Curiosity finds mysterious methane, organic building blocks of life on Mars

Though not a confirmation of alien life, the results do take us a step closer to deducing that Mars is a tad more hospitable to life than previously thought.

Trump’s America has the most number of flat earth believers & climate change deniers

In the field of global climate change, scientific bodies often are accused, even by those in power, of fabricating data.

India’s most notorious con jobs are almost always ‘launched’ by NASA

Time and again, the US space agency has stepped in to refute fake claims and hoaxes that surface in India.

Will Pluto be a planet again? Planetary scientists deliberate at Texas event

In 2006, Pluto was declared a dwarf planet because of a change in the definition of the word ‘planet’ and since then a number of definitions have been doing the rounds.

Remembering a Haryana girl who made Hindi Medium Type cool by becoming a heroic astronaut

Kalpana Chawla died in a space tragedy 15 years ago. But she brought home to me the Hindi Medium Type, or HMT, advantage.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.