Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicSolar System

Topic: Solar System

Huge Tonga volcanic eruption this year led to bloom of microscopic marine life, find scientists

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

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.

Astronomers discover first planet that survived its star’s death, still orbits white dwarf

The planet, situated 6,500 light years away, is like Jupiter in size and relative location. The discovery indicates that some of our solar system's planets could survive the death of the Sun.

Asteroid with shortest orbital period in solar system spotted & human DNA from 7,200 years ago

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

For the first time, scientists ‘see’ black holes swallowing neutron stars

Team of international scientists, including those from India, confirms detecting collisions between black holes and neutron stars by analysing gravitational waves created in January 2020.

Red star Betelgeuse, one of the brightest, not going supernova soon. It just coughed up dust

The bright red star underwent a Great Dimming in 2019-20, prompting some astronomers to speculate if it would go supernova. Findings help us understand giant stars better.

NASA announces two new missions to Venus as it seeks to ‘rediscover the planet’

The VERITAS and DAVINCI+ will aim to understand how and why Venus became supremely hot, even when it shares so many characteristics to Earth.

1,000 yrs for a trip around Sun — scientists map orbit of most distant object in solar system

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

Scientists discover 12 new deep-sea species in the Atlantic Ocean

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

In first-ever cosmic game of ‘TAG’, NASA probe successfully touches asteroid to collect samples

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will bring back the rock samples from ancient asteroid Bennu by 2023, which will allow scientists to learn more about the ancient solar system.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

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.

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.