Science

NASA's Rigorous Search For Vikram Lander Continues, Says Project Scientist

NASA's Rigorous Search For Vikram Lander Continues, Says Project Scientist

Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday October 17, 2019, New York

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has taken a fresh set of pictures under better lighting conditions of the area where the Indian moon lander Vikram likely ended up and experts will be making a rigorous search for it, according to LRO Project Scientist Noah Petro.

Possible To Grow Crops On Mars, Moon For Future Explorers: Study

Possible To Grow Crops On Mars, Moon For Future Explorers: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 16, 2019, London

Scientists have produced crops in Mars and lunar soil simulant developed by NASA, supporting the idea that it is possible to grow food on the Red Planet and the Moon to feed future settlers.

Swiss Glaciers Shrunk 10% In 5 Years, Melt Rate At "Record Levels": Study

Swiss Glaciers Shrunk 10% In 5 Years, Melt Rate At "Record Levels": Study

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 15, 2019, Geneva

Switzerland's glaciers have lost a tenth of their volume in the past five years alone -- a melting rate unmatched during observations stretching back more than a century, a study showed Tuesday.

Pune Institute Student Reveals Violet Flaring At The Centre Of Black Hole

Pune Institute Student Reveals Violet Flaring At The Centre Of Black Hole

Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday October 12, 2019, Pune

A team of astronomers, led by John Paice who is a student at Pune-based Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA), has created a high frame-rate movie of a growing black hole system at a level of detail never seen before.

There's A Fish That Can Live On Land. Officials In US State Want It Dead

There's A Fish That Can Live On Land. Officials In US State Want It Dead

Lateshia Beachum, The Washington Post | Friday October 11, 2019

A northern snakehead fish was caught earlier this month in a Gwinnett County Pond, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, and it's the first time the species has been reported in Georgia waters, the agency said.