Watch: ‘Giant mirror’-like alien planet that ‘shouldn't exist’, discovered

Published on Jul 11, 2023 01:27 PM IST

Reseachers have discovered an ultra-hot exo-planet that reflects a whopping 80% of the light shone on it by its host star, acting like a “mirror.”

An artist's impression of the exoplanet LTT9779b orbiting its host star, located 264 light years from Earth.(via REUTERS)

Harvard astrophysicist recovers mysterious meteor pieces, ponders alien origins

Harvard researchers have discovered fragments of a meteor that crashed into the Earth's ocean in 2014 sparking a new debate about extraterrestrial possibilities

Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb and his team made an intriguing discovery about a meteor that crashed into the Earth's ocean floor near Papua New Guinea in 2014.(Pexels)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 10:41 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

Road, digging works in Sriharikota on hold before Chandrayaan-3 launch

The ban aims to ensure there is no damage to critical communication lines used by the Indian Space Research Organisation to conduct essential pre-launch tests.

A view of Satish Dhawan Space Centre where Indian Space Research Organisation in Sriharikota. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 09:27 AM IST

Webb Space Telescope discovers ‘most-distant supermassive black hole’ till date

The study conducted on CEERS 1019 revealed that it is remarkable not only for its ancient age but also for the relatively low weight of its black hole.

Two smaller black holes that existed 1 and 1.1 billion years after the big bang were also found in CEERS 1019 galaxy.(NASA)
Published on Jul 07, 2023 08:08 PM IST

First drug to slow Alzheimer's progression approved in US | 5 points

US officials have granted full approval to Alzheimer's drug Leqembi, the first medicine shown to slow cognitive decline caused by the disease.

Vials and packaging for Leqembi. (AP)
Published on Jul 07, 2023 07:58 PM IST

Scientists prove time moved 5 times slower for 1st billion years after Big Bang

A study has confirmed Einstein's theory of relativity by detecting time dilation effects in quasars. It shows that time moved 5 times slower earlier.

This artist's concept shows a galaxy with a brilliant quasar, a very bright, distant and active supermassive black hole that is millions to billions of times the mass of the Sun, at its center, seen in this undated handout picture. NASA, ESA and J. Olmsted (STScI)/Handout via REUTERS (via REUTERS)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 05:27 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3 now in last leg of launch prep: Isro

The Chandrayaan programme, also known as the Indian lunar exploration programme, is an ongoing series of outer space missions by Isro.

According to Isro officials, Chandrayaan-3 is now in the last leg ahead of its launch. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 04:31 AM IST

ISRO set to launch moon mission Chandrayaan 3 as NYT praises Indian space sector

The NYT report added that both the US and India "see space as an arena in which India can emerge as a counterweight to their mutual rival: China".

President Joe Biden and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (AP/File)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 06:28 PM IST

Time appears five times slower in early universe: Study

Just over a billion years after the Big Bang, time appeared to flow five times slower, according to the study in the journal Nature Astronomy.

Researchers had previously used observations of very bright exploding stars called supernovas as cosmic clocks to show that time ran twice as slowly back when the universe was half its current age.
Published on Jul 03, 2023 09:03 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

How Indian Ocean's ‘Gravity Hole’ can open doors to secrets of Earth's origin?

This groundbreaking research offers a possible explanation for the origins of the Earth's most remarkable gravity anomaly

Known as the Indian Ocean geoid low (IOGL), this vast expanse spans over 2 million square miles and lies more than 600 miles beneath the Earth's crust.(Twitter)
Published on Jul 03, 2023 05:57 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

Artificial neural networks are making strides towards consciousness

The Google engineer explains why

AI is entering a new era.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 02, 2023 02:53 PM IST
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Third active Octopus nursery found beneath waves of Costa Rica. Watch

The octopuses belonging to the genus of Muusoctopus, don’t have ink sacs - an organ found in most cephalopods.

Newly discovered octopus nursery off the coast of Costa Rica.(Twitter/SchmidtOcean)
Published on Jul 02, 2023 11:39 AM IST

NASA re-establishes contact with Mars Ingenuity Helicopter

The Ingenuity team had prepared re-contact strategies for when the rover would return to within communication range before this communication failure occurred.

When Perseverance reached the top of the hill on June 28 and saw Ingenuity again, contact was re-established, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in an article on its website. (Reuters)
Published on Jul 01, 2023 05:35 PM IST

Euclid space telescope to target universe's ‘dark mysteries’

Euclid will join its fellow space telescope James Webb at stable hovering spot around 1.5 million km from Earth called the second Lagrange Point.

An artist's concept shows the Euclid space telescope, built by the European Space Agency (ESA) that is set to be launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, in operation, in this undated handout image. (via Reuters)
Published on Jul 01, 2023 02:10 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

NASA restores contact with Mars helicopter after no contact for 63 days

Ingenuity's 52nd flight launched on April 26, but mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California lost contact.

NASA's intrepid Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
Published on Jul 01, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Asteroid Day: History of Tunguska asteroid event and all you need to know

Asteroids are "rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our Solar System about 4.6 billion years ago."

June 30 is observed as the world asteroid day to mark the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on this day in 1908.
Published on Jun 30, 2023 09:54 AM IST

Virgin Galactic sends first paying customers to space: Who all flew, What next

The flight came two years after Branson rode along with five other Virgin Galactic personnel for the first fully crewed test spaceflight of Unity in July 2021.

Virgin Galactic's rocket-powered spaceplane during a research flight before gliding back down to Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. (Virgin Galactic via AP)
Published on Jun 30, 2023 06:23 AM IST

Astronomers detect evidence of universe's 'background hum'

The breakthrough was hailed as a major milestone that opens a new window into the universe.

This illustration provided by researchers in June 2023 depicts gravitational waves stretching and squeezing space-time in the universe. (AP)
Published on Jun 29, 2023 07:10 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Chandrayaan-3 launch likely in mid-July: Isro chief S Somnath

The ISRO chief said that necessary corrections have been made in Chandrayaan-3 to ensure a smooth launch and avoid any potential issues.

ISRO chairmain S Somnath
Published on Jun 28, 2023 09:24 PM IST

NASA warns of solar storm that may cause 'internet apocalypse': Report

These powerful geomagnetic storms can disrupt high-frequency radio communications and GPS systems and also lead to an internet outage or shutdown.

A solar storm occurs when disturbances in the atmosphere happen on Earth due to activities on the Sun, particularly solar flares. (NASA)
Published on Jun 28, 2023 05:32 PM IST

Watch: NASA achieves 98% water restoration target from astronauts' urine, sweat

The space station’s Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) recently demonstrated that it can achieve 98 per cent water restoration goal.

NASA astronaut Kayla Barron replaces a filter in the space station’s Brine Processor Assembly.(NASA)
Published on Jun 26, 2023 03:43 PM IST

Cancer vaccine news: 'Vaccine' to shrink tumours in five years, say experts

Decades-old hepatitis B vaccines prevent liver cancer and HPV vaccines, introduced in 2006, prevent cervical cancer.

Research scientist Kevin Potts uses a multichannel pipette to dissociate ovarian cancer cells with the enzyme trypsin at UW Medicine's Cancer Vaccine Institute, May 25, in Seattle.(AP)
Published on Jun 26, 2023 10:23 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Rare medical condition makes man ‘pregnant’ with twin inside him for 36 years

“Fetus in fetu” is a rare medical condition where an abnormal fetus is discovered inside the body of its twin.

Sanju Bhagat was diagnosed with a medical condition called “fetus in fetu”, commonly known as “vanishing twin syndrome”.
Published on Jun 23, 2023 09:26 PM IST

India to join Artemis Accords: What is the US-led agreement on space exploration

Grounded in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, the Artemis Accords is a non-binding international agreement, designed to guide civil space exploration and use.

The US-led Artemis Accords were launched in October 2020.(Twitter/@Nasa)
Published on Jun 22, 2023 07:28 PM IST

PM Modi's US visit: ISRO-NASA to launch joint space mission in 2024

PM Narendra Modi US Visit: The NASA and ISRO are developing a strategic framework for human spaceflight cooperation this year, an official said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Joe Biden the University Press Glasgow at White House in Washington DC on Wednesday. (PIB)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 06:03 PM IST

Summer Solstice: Unveiling the science behind June 21 as year's longest day

During summer solstice, Northern Hemisphere is tilted directly towards Sun, resulting in maximum intensity of sunlight and consequently longest day of the year.

As you move closer to the North Pole, the daylight hours become longer during summer solstice. (Twitter/@EH_Stonehenge)
Published on Jun 21, 2023 06:55 PM IST

'Tranq': the flesh-rotting drug adding to America's opioid crisis

Overdose deaths where tranq was detected have soared in recent years and in April the White House designated the drug an "emerging threat."

Overdose deaths where tranq was detected have soared in recent years and in April.(AFP)
Published on Jun 20, 2023 12:49 PM IST

Google Doodle celebrates Kamala Sohonie's 112th birth anniversary

Google Doodle featured Kamala Sohonie, showcasing her pioneering work on “Neera” - a palm nectar-derived drink known for its high Vitamin C content.

Google celebrates Kamala Sohonie's birthday by sharing inspiring facts about this exceptional Indian woman. (Google)
Published on Jun 18, 2023 05:47 AM IST

Here’s how to see 5 planets line up in the sky on Saturday morning

For the best views, seek a spot with little light pollution and a clear view of the horizon.

People gaze at the sky.(AP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 06:01 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

The idea of “holobionts” represents a paradigm shift in biology

These meta-organisms are made up of animals, plants, and the microbiota that live on and inside them

“How many cells are there in a human being?(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 16, 2023 09:11 PM IST
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