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The UV-CUP camera | Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada

Scientists create the world’s fastest camera that can record UV-range photons in real time

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Venus | Wiki

In Venus’ clouds, scientists find gas that suggests life, but say it’s hint, not evidence

The researchers behind the finding, from US, UK and Japan, claim to have detected the gas phosphine in Venus atmosphere. The study has been published in Nature Astronomy.
Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Venus, Io, Triton: What we know about destinations of NASA’s Discovery finalists

As NASA’s four Discovery finalists look to prepare for the next round of solar system exploration, ThePrint highlights key facts about their destinations.
From left: The proposed Trident mission would explore Neptune’s moon Triton, seen here in a global color mosaic. The proposed VERITAS mission seeks to map the hidden surface of Venus | NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA picks 4 finalists for next Discovery missions to Venus, volcanic Io, icy Triton

Of the four finalists, two will be funded to make their mission a reality. The final selection process is expected to take place next year. 

Breast cancer detection gets a boost from Google and artificial intelligence

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Venus in comparison to Earth | Needpix.com

Move over Mars & Moon, we need to get back to Venus – the planet almost exactly like Earth

If scientists can understand why Venus turned out the way it did, we’ll know whether an Earth-sized world is the rule or the exception.
India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 lifts off | PTI

Lunar mission in place, ISRO planning to study the sun in 2020

ISRO chairman K Sivan said they are planning to launch Aditya-L1 to study the Sun's corona, and are also considering an interplanetary mission to Venus.

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Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.


File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.