Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicNASA

Topic: NASA

Tumbling Chinese rocket could re-enter Earth atmosphere soon but landing area not known

China drew NASA criticism last year when debris from another Long March 5B rocket re-entered the atmosphere, with pieces of debris as long as 39 ft landing in Cote d’Ivoire.

NASA’s Perseverance rover creates oxygen on Mars, for the first time ever

MOXIE, a toaster-sized instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover, produced 5.4 g oxygen in an hour — enough for an astronaut to breathe for 10 minutes.

NASA’s helicopter completes first successful flight on Mars in major milestone

The flight of the tiny Ingenuity helicopter is the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. It is a part of the Mars 2020 mission which landed the Perseverance rover in February.

How NASA translated images of galaxies, blackholes into music

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

Bacteria found on International Space Station named after Indian scientist Seyed Ajmal Khan

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

‘It’s like science fiction come to life’: NASA engineers tell how Mars missions are pulled off

NASA, the US space agency, is a veteran at landing spacecraft on Mars. It has sent 19 missions to the planet so far, including 10 landers and rovers.

‘Path to NASA began with watching Star Trek as kid’ — Indian-American Swati Mohan tells Biden

The scientist is the guidance and controls operations lead for the Perseverance rover mission, acting as the "eyes and ears" for NASA's most sophisticated spacecraft to date.

Why the quest for life on Mars continues despite 35 failed missions since 1960s

Despite many failures, missions to Mars continue because there is immense knowledge to be gleaned from the planet about our own existence and evolution.

Trump’s ‘pardon’ to Crown Prince, and ‘Wild West’ of grades in the UK

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Space dust in Chicxulub crater confirms that asteroid killed off dinosaurs

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

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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