Sunday, 4 December, 2022
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Topic: NASA

3 Chinese astronauts begin 6-month mission to complete Beijing’s first permanent space station

Astronauts landed on space station Tiangong, considered crown jewel in Beijing's 30-year-old crewed space programme, Sunday. Assembly likely to be completed by 2022-end.

Giant prehistoric eggs found in Australia came from the ‘Demon Ducks of Doom’

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

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.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
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.