Russia's Luna-25 faces glitch during pre-moon landing manoeuvre

Published on Aug 19, 2023 09:37 PM IST

The lander, Russia's first such mission in almost 50 years, was successfully placed in the Moon's orbit on Wednesday.

A picture taken from the camera of the lunar landing spacecraft Luna-25 during its flight. (File)(via REUTERS)
AFP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Jitendra Singh unveils new lotus variety ‘Namoh 108’; says ‘a gift to PM Modi’

This unique lotus has 108 petals and was developed by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) Lucknow.

Jitendra Singh launched 'Namoh 108', a new variety of lotus flower in Lucknow today.(X/@DrJitendraSingh)
Published on Aug 19, 2023 08:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Chandrayaan-3 highlights: Lander Module to decent on moon on August 23 at 5:45pm

Chandrayaan-3 highlights: Chandrayaan-3 launched on July 14 and will attempt to achieve soft landing on the lunar surface on August 23.

LM successfully underwent a deboosting operation that reduced its orbit to 113 km x 157 km.(Twitter/@ISRO)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 03:06 AM IST

Teeth might preserve centuries-old antibodies: Study

Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system as a natural response to infectious organisms like viruses and bacteria.

In a study by iScience, antibodies extracted from 800 year-old medieval human teeth were found to be stable and still able to recognise viral proteins.(Unsplash)
Published on Aug 18, 2023 06:19 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

'Thanks mate': Chandrayaan lander successfully separates from propulsion module

The Chandrayaan-3 mission's lander is named after Vikram Sarabhai (1919–1971), who is widely regarded as the father of the Indian space programme.

Chandrayaan-3 is expected to land on the lunar surface around August 23 after completing a 40-day journey. (AP)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 01:57 PM IST

PM Modi condoles death of former DRDO chief V S Arunachalam

The family of VS Arunachalam, 87, issued a statement on Wednesday announcing his passing in the United States.

V S Arunachalam, a material scientist achieved the distinction of becoming the first DRDO scientist to lead the organisation and hold the position of Scientific Adviser for a decade from 1982 to 1992.(X/@DrSJaishankar)
Published on Aug 17, 2023 11:01 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Pig kidney transplanted into human shows way to wider use

The successful transplant is the latest breakthrough for scientists racing to find alternatives to human organs that are in constant shortage.

This July 14, 2023, image released by NYU Langone Health in New York, shows a team of surgeons transplanting a pig kidney.(AFP)
Published on Aug 16, 2023 09:36 PM IST
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A guide to NASA's upcoming launch missions: Here's how and when to watch

Upcoming NASA missions: Lunar exploration, asteroid study, X-ray objects, quiet supersonic flight, Earth monitoring, and more. Exciting discoveries ahead!

NASA's exciting plans: Astronaut launches to ISS X-ray mission Asteroid samples return Moon exploration Metal asteroid study Lunar rover mission
Published on Aug 16, 2023 04:10 PM IST
ByMd Nobhar

How to watch NASA's SpaceX Crew-7 Mission launch

Watch NASA's SpaceX Crew-7 launch live and catch mission highlights. Explore the details of the Crew-7 mission.

NASA's SpaceX Crew-7 Mission Member phtographs
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 11:51 PM IST
ByMd Nobhar

NASA finds July 2023 hottest month since 19th century; biggest impacts next year

While NASA attributes El Nino as the cause of current rise in temperature, human intervention found to be one of major reasons for long-term impact

Such increase in temperature can lead to severe natural disasters such as cyclones, drought and wildfires(AP)
Published on Aug 15, 2023 10:13 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3 undergoes another maneuver, comes closer to Moon's surface

Post its launch on July 14, Chandrayaan-3 entered into lunar orbit on August 5, following which two orbit reduction maneuvers were carried out on August 6 & 9.

Over five moves in the three weeks since the July 14 launch, ISRO had lifted the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft into orbits farther and farther away from the Earth. (File)
Published on Aug 15, 2023 06:37 AM IST

ISRO to launch its first solar mission Aditya-L1 to study Sun. What is it?

Aditya-L1 is planned to be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point 1 (L1), around 1.5 million km from the Earth, of the Sun-Earth system.

As per ISRO, the mission will be launched by ISRO PSLV rocket from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR) in Sriharikota. (ISRO/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 09:52 AM IST

Chandrayaan-3 orbit circularisation phase commences, gets even closer to Moon

Once the necessary maneuvers are completed, a precise landing spot near the “Moon's south pole” will be chosen.

Chandrayaan-3 is inching closer to the Moon with the next lunar orbital manoeuver between 11:30am to 12:30am IST on Monday.(ISRO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2023 01:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Researcher detects 135 new melanin genes responsible for pigmentation

Bajpai developed a novel method to detect and quantify the melanin-producing activity of melanocytes.

The researchers found 169 functionally diverse genes that impacted melanin production.(Unsplash/ Representational)
Published on Aug 13, 2023 06:24 PM IST

Indian and Russian lunar missions vastly different: Isro scientist

While Chandrayaan-3 was launched on July 14, Russia successfully launched its inaugural moon-landing spacecraft on Friday

Chandrayaan-3 is expected to land on the lunar surface around August 23 after completing a 40-day journey. (AP)
Updated on Aug 13, 2023 05:47 AM IST

Long Covid patient's legs turned blue in just 10 minutes of standing: Study

A minute after standing, his legs began to redden and became increasingly blue over time, with the veins becoming more prominent, the study said.

A woman reads a book in the recovery area of a new vaccination center.(AP File)
Published on Aug 12, 2023 09:36 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

ISRO successfully conducts another test for its first manned mission - Gaganyaan

The tests were conducted in collaboration with Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE)/DRDO

ISRO conducts tests on drogue parachutes(ISRO)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 07:54 PM IST

Perseid Meteor shower 2023: Where and when to watch

The Perseid meteor shower is a major summer event in the sky. It will shine brightest on August 12 ,mainly visible in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Perseids are one of the brightest meteor showers in the year (Courtesy of Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 13, 2023 02:18 PM IST
ByMd Nobhar

Popular acid reflux medicines linked to dementia risk: study

Long-term use of acid reflux medications may increase risk of dementia, according to a new study.

Long term use of acidity medicines can lead to dementia risk(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 10, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Scientists identify maximum mix of heat-humidity a human body can survive

As global temperatures rise, scientists warn that dangerous wet bulb events will also become more common.

Raymond's research projected that wet bulb temperatures will
Published on Aug 09, 2023 04:24 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Chandrayaan-3 lowers lunar orbit. What's ahead for Moon soft landing

Chandrayaan-3 latest updates: The spacecraft successfully lowers lunar orbit, health normal, next operation on August 9, landing attempt on August 23.

The Moon, as viewed by Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft during Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI), on Sunday. (ISRO/ANI)
Published on Aug 07, 2023 12:49 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Watch: Chandrayaan-3 shares first-ever images after entering Moon's orbit

The clip shows intricate details of the Moon's craters as the craft approaches towards it.

Chandrayaan-3 sends clip to ISRO(ISRO (Twitter))
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 05:43 AM IST

NASA restores contact with Voyager 2 after 'interstellar shout'

Voyager 2's twin Voyager 1 was mankind's first spacecraft to enter the interstellar medium, in 2012, and is currently almost 15 billion miles from Earth.

In this Aug. 4, 1977, photo provided by NASA, the
Published on Aug 05, 2023 02:42 AM IST

Watch: Russian scientists produce watermelons at ‘coldest place on Earth’

The team began the process by choosing ‘two types of early-ripening watermelons’ that could adapt to low atmospheric pressure and oxygen scarcity.

This could be positive news for the scientists residing in the region's challenging environment, as they will have a new food variety. (AARI)
Published on Aug 04, 2023 10:18 PM IST

Weird Science | Wriggling worms and the state between life and death

Cryptobiosis, first observed in 1702, is when an organism can power down for a millennium, survive harsh conditions, and then come 'alive' at the right time

Panagrolaimus kolymaensis, revived after 46,000 years (Alexei V Tchesunov and Anastasia Shatilovich via Max Planck Institute)
Published on Aug 04, 2023 08:59 PM IST

End stages of dying sun to actively forming stars: James Webb's recent captures

The near-infrared camera of the Webb telescope has recently sent a series of magnificent images depicting several cosmic activities. Let's find out.

Remnants of a dying star (L). Two actively forming stars (R)(NASA)
Published on Aug 04, 2023 07:35 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission: What is the role of Vikram lander, Pragyan rover?

Chandrayaan 3 is India's ambitious moon mission, launched from the Earth on July 14. It is expected to land on the moon on August 23.

Chandrayaan-3 was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Friday, on board the LVM-3 rocket. (ISRO)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Aug 03, 2023 09:55 AM IST

AI-supported mammography found to be safe during trials: Study

The study underlines AI-supported mammography analysis is as good as two breast radiologists working together to detect breast cancer

Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 08:59 AM IST

NASA's Voyager 2 signals ‘good health’ after brief blackout

Both Voyager spacecraft carry "Golden Records" -- 12-inch, gold plated copper disks intended to convey the story of our world to extraterrestrials.

A series of planned commands sent to Voyager 2 on July 21, 2023,
Published on Aug 01, 2023 09:51 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Supermoon 2023: ‘Sturgeon moon’ visible today. What is it?

The first supermoon of this year was in July, and the last one for 2023 will occur in September. The supermoon on Tuesday is also called as ‘sturgeon moon’.

Supermoon is can be witnessed when the full moon occurs near or at the closest point to Earth in its orbit.(Reuters File)
Published on Aug 01, 2023 07:19 PM IST
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