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ISRO's scientists working for the launch at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota

Private sector can put Indian space mission into higher orbit. But ISRO must take it onboard

Private sector companies need access to ISRO’s centres and labs for research and development activities in order to achieve their full potential.
Representational image | Lucas Pezeta | Pexels

Unique gravitational waves detected from collision between blackhole & mystery space object

A network of three gravitational wave detectors had picked up signals from a collision that scientists say occurred about 800 million years ago.

70-million-year-old fossils of one of world’s last megaraptors discovered in Argentina

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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NASA needs to be wary of viruses from outer space

There's no telling when and where the next pandemic will emerge. But with a little care, NASA and its partners can try to ensure it won’t be extraterrestrial.
Earth

Scientists reveal why North Magnetic Pole has shifted from Canada towards Siberia

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

Elon Musk and Grimes name son X Æ A-12, Twitter can’t stop guessing what it means

X Æ A-12 is likely pronounced Sasha Archangel, and the couple will have to provide an English spelling of the name to register the birth.
Artist's impression comparing Wasp-12b and Jupiter

A planet being eaten up, another blacker than coal — bizarre finds in quest for 2nd Earth

Since the first exoplanet discovery in the 1990s, scientists have found a bunch of extreme worlds around different stars in the Milky Way.
Space warfare

NATO likely to declare space a war zone. This is how it could pan out

At an upcoming summit in early December, NATO is expected to declare space as a ‘warfighting domain’, partly in response to new developments in technology.
Prototypes of NASA's newest spacesuits designed for Moon to Mars exploration | Twitter

NASA unveils new spacesuits for astronauts for 2024 Moon mission

The new spacesuits are built on the existing design of the suits worn by astronauts at International Space Station and offer better resistance to lunar dust.
AgniKul Cosmos at SpaceExpoIndia | Twitter

Your ashes can travel to space for $2,000, IIT-Madras space start-up has a plan

Agnikul Cosmos is making a small rocket that can carry a payload of around 200 kg.

On Camera

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.