Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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Topic: space

The story behind capturing first photo of Sagittarius A—Milky Way’s supermassive blackhole

While it might seem a little scary, it is reassuringly far. It appears to us to have about the same size in the sky as a donut would have on the Moon.

Alzheimer’s to asthma, scientists have a new method to crack diseases. And it’s in space

'Microgravity' at the International Space Station creates a unique environment to enhance certain experiments that are not possible while on Earth.

Russia shooting down satellite hints at future of International Space Station. It’s grim

While a moratorium on further testing of DA-ASAT weapons may take time, there is no reason why countries cannot start exchanging data on debris in outer space.

Women pioneers to be focus as World Space Week kicks off today

The week from 4-11 October was designated annual World Space Week by United Nations in 1999. It involves events and outreach activities globally on subjects related to space. 

International Space Station will become a movie set for a week. But what about poop and garbage?

At least 45 films about space travel have received Oscar nominations for Best Visual Effects, but in the case of Russian film ‘Challenge’, the visual effects will be real.

Richard Branson completes flight to edge of space & Jeff Bezos ‘can’t wait to join the club’

Later this month, Jeff Bezos, plans to attempt a suborbital trip on his company Blue Origin’s vehicle New Shepard.

Richard Branson takes off for space in test flight for ‘final frontier’ tourism

The Virgin Galactic crew, including an Indian-American, soared into clear skies over New Mexico a little after 8.30 am local time following a weather delay.

This unusual star cluster with two tails is set to dissolve as 100% black holes, in 1 bn yrs

The Palomar 5 star cluster is ejecting its stars and filling up with black holes. A billion years from now, it will dissolve fully as only black holes.

Jeff Bezos will fly to space next month on Blue Origin’s first passenger flight

Bezos-owned Blue Origin, one of several high-profile space-tourism companies, will carry out a suborbital space trip on 20 July, reaching an altitude of about 100km.

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.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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