Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: Star

New signal from 3 billion light yrs away gives insight into a cosmic mystery, fast radio bursts

Fast radio bursts are some of the most energetic phenomena in the universe, lasting mere milliseconds. New findings by international team of astronomers published in Nature.

A distant dead star is offering us a glimpse into the future of our Solar System

In a new study published in Nature, we get a glimpse of the time when the Sun will burn through all its hydrogen fuel and become a white dwarf.

This star’s death billions of years ago is challenging what we know about supernovae

A gamma ray burst lasting 0.65 seconds was spotted from a dying star last year, challenging the theory that these short bursts of energy are produced only by star mergers.

Media veteran Uday Shankar & James Murdoch seek to acquire Asian media, tech firms

Murdoch and Shankar previously worked together at Star India, which became the country’s largest media company before Walt Disney’s takeover of a swath of 21st Century Fox’s assets.

‘Sextuply-eclipsing’ — Astronomers discover a six-star system that eclipses one another

Called the 'sextuply-eclipsing sextuple star system', it is made up of three pairs of binary stars that are gravitationally bound to each other.

Scientists find explanation for Blue Ring Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas, after 16 years

The mysterious Blue Ring Nebula seems to have formed from the collision of a smaller star into a larger one, and the release of two dust cones.

Exoplanet and its host star assigned to India set to get Sanskrit or Bengali names

After shortlisting 5 names each for the exoplanet & the star from over 1,600 suggestions it received, Astronomical Society of India has asked people to vote.

India’s planetary system needs ‘Indian’ name, students get 15 more days to send entries

Astronomical Society of India is not happy with the suggestions sent so far for the planetary system assigned to India, as most are English or Greek names.

On Camera


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.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.