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Small asteroid 2016 HO3 is Earth's constant companion. | Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This quasi-satellite of Earth could actually be a piece of Moon, astronomers say

Quasi-satellites are asteroids that orbit the Sun with orbital period similar to that of the Earth’s. From Earth’s perspective, they appear to orbit the Earth instead.
The microlensing event observed at the W. M. Keck Observatory. Photo: W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko

Astronomers discover first planet that survived its star’s death, still orbits white dwarf

The planet, situated 6,500 light years away, is like Jupiter in size and relative location. The discovery indicates that some of our solar system's planets could survive the death of the Sun.
The four-panel graphic shows how the southern region of the rapidly evolving supergiant star, Betelgeuse, may have suddenly become fainter for several months during late 2019 and early 2020 | Photo: nasa.gov

Red star Betelgeuse, one of the brightest, not going supernova soon. It just coughed up dust

The bright red star underwent a Great Dimming in 2019-20, prompting some astronomers to speculate if it would go supernova. Findings help us understand giant stars better.

Rainbow-coloured sun halo has Bengaluru photographing the sky today. This is how it formed

A sun halo is more common than rainbows and comes in many shapes and sizes, including a standard circular halo.
The new snake species named Joseph's racer, Platyceps josephi | Credits: Surya Narayanan

185-year-old paintings reveal new snake species in Tamil Nadu

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Representative image of water body | Wikipedia

World’s oldest water found in Canada, Oxford researchers say it dates back 1.6 billion years

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Mars comes closest to earth | Flickr

NASA’s Perseverance rover sends back laser sounds from Mars

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Artistic rendering of the Borexino stainless steel sphere merged with an image of the Sun | Maxim Gromov and Borexino Collaboration

There’s a 2nd kind of fusion happening in the Sun, scientists confirm through neutrinos

The detection of these neutrinos shows that while the Sun is primarily powered by proton fusion, bigger & hotter stars are powered by ‘CNO cycle’ fusion.
An artist's impression of ESA's Solar Orbiter. | Photo: ESA/ATG medialab

Solar Orbiter captures closest photos of Sun ever taken, scientists discover ‘camp fires’

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope has produced the highest resolution image of the Sun’s surface ever taken

First highest-resolution images of Sun are here, reveal never-seen-before features

Sun’s images captured by Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope located in Hawaii show a desert-like surface divided into discrete gigantic cells, covered with plasma layer.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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