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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Proxima Centauri, nearest star to solar system, confirmed to have an Earth-sized planet

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Venus, Io, Triton: What we know about destinations of NASA’s Discovery finalists

As NASA’s four Discovery finalists look to prepare for the next round of solar system exploration, ThePrint highlights key facts about their destinations.
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Alien life is out there, but our theories are not helping us find it

Recent years have seen changes to our theories about what counts as a biosignature and which planets might be habitable. We must expect the unexpected.
The image shows the distribution of hydrogen in the form of a large ring shown in red

Indian astronomers spot huge hydrogen ring around distant galaxy, don’t know what caused it

With a diameter of about 3,80,000 light-years, the ring is about four times the size of the Milky Way, which contains our solar system.
Annotated image of the first global map of Titan | NASA/JPL/Caltech/ASU

First map of Saturn’s largest moon Titan revealed, shows features similar to Earth

The map, published by Nature Astronomy Monday, has six primary features on its surface — plains, labyrinth, hummocky, dunes, craters and lakes.

Scientists make black, hot ice in a lab, unlocking another secret of the universe

'Superionic water ice' may help scientists better understand the universe, especially the solar system's most distant planetary denizens, Uranus & Neptune.

Saturn’s moon Titan has lakes of methane over 100 metres deep, and they’re much like ours

Titan, one of over 60 moons of Saturn, is the only other body in the solar system to have liquid on its surface.
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Uranus remains mysterious but now we know why it spins on its side

Unlike all the other planets, Uranus and its rings are tilted by almost a right angle.

The Neanderthal gift that’s serving us humans well

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Artist’s impression of the newly discovered exomoon orbiting the exoplanet Kepler-1625b

First moon outside the solar system found. It’s the size of Neptune

The ‘exomoon’ was found orbiting exoplanet Kepler-1625b — around 4,000 light years away from earth — by two Columbia University astronomers.

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People on bike passing through a deserted market in Hyderabad on 26 June

World economy that took elevator down faces steep stairs back up

President of European Chamber in China, Joerg Wuttke, said the recovery isn't V or W, it's looking like the top of a chainsaw — up and down and painful all the way.

Defence

Indian Army personnel in Srinagar (file) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Army postpones mandatory annual, periodic medical tests of soldiers as Covid cases rise

Army conducts annual & periodic medical exams to assess fitness of all soldiers. Decision to postpone tests expected to ease burden on military hospitals.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.