Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Star

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


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.