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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope solves mystery of this puffy exoplanet

Updated on May 21, 2024 09:20 PM IST

Data revealed that the interior of the exoplanet might be significantly hotter, and the core might be much more massive than what was estimated previously.

NASA's image of the puffy exoplanet WASP-107 b.(X/NASA)

Philosophy could help bridge gap between science and policy: Researchers

Philosophy could help bridge gap between science and policy: Researchers

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Published on May 19, 2024 11:17 AM IST
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Study reveals how ‘upside down’ trees thrived across oceans, defying extinction

Upside down tree: The research suggests that the ancestor of eight baobab species originated in Africa's Madagascar about 41.1 million years ago.

The various names, including ‘mother of the forest’ in the Malagasy language, the ‘upside-down tree,’ and the ‘tree of life,’ because of their unique features, which you will explore as you read this.(Getty Images via BBC)
Updated on May 18, 2024 10:36 PM IST
By | Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

The science of untreated solid waste

The scale of our garbage generation is so high that it is foolish to think that transportation or transition (from solid to gas) will solve the problem.

Though it is Delhi that has been called out, solid waste management is an issue that affects most Indian cities and towns.. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2024 08:30 AM IST
ByNandita Jayaraj

Earth's North Pole shifting faster: Is a Pole-flip imminent? How will it impact?

The North Pole, which earlier shifted roughly at “15 km per year,” has accelerated since the 1990s, reaching about “55 km per year” towards Siberia.

The shift of Earth's magnetic field poses potential risks to life, generating a protective barrier around the planet.(NASA)
Published on May 15, 2024 09:24 PM IST

New "fiery" exoplanet discovered, found to display volcanic activity like Jupiter's Io

New "fiery" exoplanet discovered, found to display volcanic activity like Jupiter's Io

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Published on May 13, 2024 02:16 PM IST
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Indian space industry offers tremendous opportunity for private players, says ISRO Chief

Indian space industry offers tremendous opportunity for private players, says ISRO Chief

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Published on May 12, 2024 03:06 PM IST
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Solar storms: Where to spot aurora in India today?

In the past 1-2 days, Earth has been bombarded by multiple X-class flares and coronal mass ejections, with more anticipated in the coming days.

Rare auroral activity in Ladakh captured by Indian researchers(X/@PrinSciAdvOff)
Updated on May 12, 2024 02:31 PM IST

Second night of auroras possible amid 'extreme' solar storm

A powerful solar storm -- which could continue into Sunday -- has triggered spectacular celestial shows usually confined to the northern reaches of the planet.

he Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights, glow on the horizon as seen from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina on May 10, 2024. (Photo by Alexis DELELISI / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 12, 2024 07:03 AM IST
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Ladakh sky shines: Solar storms bring aurora even at mid-latitudes in India

Rare auroras seen in Ladakh due to severe geomagnetic storm. Hanle observatory offers unobstructed views of the night sky.

Rare Northern Lights seen in Ladakh due to intense solar storm.(X/snorl)
Published on May 11, 2024 03:31 PM IST

Crewed flight of Boeing Starliner space capsule pushed back at least 10 more days

SPACE-EXPLORATION/BOEING-STARLINER (UPDATE 2):UPDATE 2- Crewed flight of Boeing Starliner space capsule pushed back at least 10 more days

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Published on May 08, 2024 07:39 AM IST
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US restorationist solves 60-million-year-old dinosaur fossil 'puzzles'

US restorationist solves 60-million-year-old dinosaur fossil 'puzzles'

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Updated on May 08, 2024 07:21 AM IST
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Venus is losing water faster than previously thought – here’s what that could mean for the early planet’s habitability

Venus is losing water faster than previously thought – here’s what that could mean for the early planet’s habitability

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Published on May 07, 2024 10:24 AM IST
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Will microbes bring an end to the plastic disaster? The answer could be X-32

Ongoing lab studies were promising enough for Colossal Biosciences to support a Harvard team to work towards developing X-32 to address the plastics crisis.

The world produces some 430 million tonnes of plastic per year. (pic for representation)
Published on May 07, 2024 08:00 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Boeing Starliner launch, carrying Sunita Williams, faces glitch, called off

Boeing Starliner's first crewed launch to International Space Station postponed due to technical glitch with Atlas V rocket

Boeing Crew Flight Test crew members Sunita Williams and Butch Wilmore work in the Boeing Starliner simulator at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Nov. 3, 2022. The first flight of Boeing���s Starliner capsule with a crew on board is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2024. (NASA/Robert Markowitz/PTI)(AP05_06_2024_000070A)(AP)
Updated on May 07, 2024 08:59 AM IST

Key Boeing Starliner test mission postponed shortly before launch

Key Boeing Starliner test mission postponed shortly before launch

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Published on May 07, 2024 06:56 AM IST
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Can scientists save your morning cup of coffee?

A warming planet threatens the world’s favourite drug

Global warming threatens the world’s coffee supply. (Pixabay)
Published on May 04, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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China launches probe to get moon's far side samples, Pak satellite also aboard

Chang'e 6 mission: Chinese mission is the first-ever attempt to obtain samples from far-side of moon.

China launches Chang'e 6 moon mission.(CGTN)
Updated on May 03, 2024 03:01 PM IST

Pakistan's moon mission, aboard Chinese rocket, set for launch tomorrow

Chang'e 6, China's lunar sample return mission will also carrry Pakistan's miniature satellite ICUBE-QAMAR cubesat.

Pakistani payload will also be mounted on Chang'e 6 orbiter(ISTIslamabad)
Published on May 02, 2024 04:29 PM IST

Scientists find evidence of hidden water ice on Moon: ‘About 5-8 times larger’

The study underscores the importance of drilling on the Moon to extract or study this ice for future missions and potential long-term human presence.

ISRO study reveals significant water ice on Moon's poles(Unsplash)
Updated on May 01, 2024 03:54 PM IST

Why was Chandrayaan-3 lift-off delayed by 4 seconds? ISRO new report reveals…

Chandrayaan-3 made India the first nation to land near the lunar South Pole and only the fourth to achieve a controlled lunar landing.

People wave the national flag as they celebrate the launch of Chandrayaan-3 mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota.(ANI)
Published on Apr 29, 2024 03:42 PM IST

From X3D Fritz to AlphaZero, what makes chess engines tick?

D Gukesh's unique approach to chess training, by largely avoiding engines, raises interesting questions about how chess engines can continue to challenge us

For all its might, chess engines alone do not a Grandmaster make.((Shutterstock))
Published on Apr 27, 2024 11:45 PM IST
ByNandita Jayaraj

New AI-based model predicts irregular heartbeat 30 minutes before onset

The AI-model, which gives early warnings, could be easily installed in smartphones to process the data recorded on smartwatches.

Researchers have developed a new AI-based model that can predict irregular heartbeat, or cardiac arrhythmia, about 30 minutes before its onset.(Twitter/PsychiatristCNS)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 04:36 PM IST
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How NASA scientists save Voyager 1, the farthest artificial object from Earth?

Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, are the only spacecraft to venture into interstellar space, the area between stars

Voyager 1 was launched on September 5, 1977.(Artistic expression/ NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 11:05 PM IST

Will ‘Pink Moon’ live up to its name? What you need to know

Pink Full Moon: Full moons typically occur when the moon is directly opposite the Sun from Earth's perspective.

A super pink moon, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year above India Gate in Delhi. (ANI) (File)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 04:31 PM IST

‘Lyrid meteor shower’ shadowed by ‘Pink Full Moon’ this year: How to Watch?

Lyrid meteor shower: This annual event typically occurs between April 15 and 29, with its peak around April 22 or 23, with this year's peak being on April 23.

The Lyrid meteor shower is seen over Burg on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn off Germany (File) (AP)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 04:12 PM IST

Nasa to overhaul mission returning samples from Mars – here’s why it must and will go ahead

Nasa to overhaul mission returning samples from Mars – here’s why it must and will go ahead

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Published on Apr 23, 2024 01:07 PM IST
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The science behind predicting heat waves

Forecast accuracy for severe weather events has increased by about 50% in the past decade. Heatwaves can now be predicted 24 hours earlier, with 88% accuracy

Heat wave forecasting by the agency has become significantly more accurate in the past few years.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 23, 2024 11:44 AM IST
ByNandita Jayaraj

NASA shares images of Jupiter's stormy weather, may last for centuries

The space agency shared a couple of pictures of the storms on Jupiter, saying that the stormy weather “can last for years, decades, or even centuries.”

The images were by the “Juno Mission,” a spacecraft dedicated to exploring the biggest planet in our solar system.
Published on Apr 22, 2024 03:17 PM IST

NASA says 280-foot asteroid set to approach Earth! Know how close it will get

This is Asteroid 2024 GM and it will get very close to our planet - some 4,450,000 miles.

Asteroid moonlet Dimorphos as seen by the DART spacecraft 11 seconds before impact in this image taken by DART’s on board DRACO imager from a distance of 68 kilometers, and released September 26, 2022.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 10:18 PM IST
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