Thursday, 1 December, 2022
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Topic: NASA

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.

7 months, 7 minutes of terror and -60°C — what countries are willing to face to access Mars

The history of Mars exploration is riddled with failure. In the 1990s four out of NASA’s six Mars missions were lost, including a $125 million orbiter.

NASA gives ‘front-row view’ of Perseverance dangling, then landing & audio from Mars

NASA has released the video of the Perseverance rover landing with the help of a sky crane, as well as audio sounds from the surface of the planet Mars.

India’s next Mars mission likely to be an orbiter, ISRO to also explore Venus

Following the successful Mars landing by NASA's Perseverance, ISRO said it was working on Mars Orbiter Mission 2. Chandrayaan-3 and Gaganyaan remain immediate priorities.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.