Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: space

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.

SpaceX launches 4 astronauts to ISS in reused rocket for NASA’s space mission

The astronauts should reach the International Space Station Saturday after a 23-hour ride in Dragon capsule. It's SpaceX's third crew flight launch in under a year.

Here are 5 ways in which space technology can help protect Earth

Meteorological satellites have long been used to forecast extreme weather events. Now, Space 2.0 and frontier technologies are being used to combat climate change.

2 Indians are trying to predict how junk ‘flies’ in space, could help ISRO protect satellites

Two scientists at IIIT-Delhi are working on an algorithm that can predict trajectory of objects in space to determine if it is on a collision course with a satellite upto a month in advance.

India-Pakistan rivalry moves to next level, from YouTube comments to Twitter’s Space

India-Pakistan talk on Twitter Space is like your desi roadside accident crowd. Two men ram motorbikes into each other, 100 gather just to see kya chal raha hai.

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.

This fiery bright spot in space is Earth’s first ever image of a black hole’s magnetic fields

Over 300 researchers working with data from 11 telescopes that make up the Event Horizon Telescope are piecing together how magnetic fields around a black hole function. 

India, France working on third joint satellite mission, says ISRO chief K Sivan

Sivan said many French companies are keen to tap into opportunities thrown up by recent reforms recent reforms initiated by the govt in the space sector.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.