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Team Led By Indians Finds X-Ray Signature Of Boundary Around Black Holes

Team Led By Indians Finds X-Ray Signature Of Boundary Around Black Holes

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 22, 2020, New Delhi

A team of international scientists, led by those from India, has found a distinctive signature of cosmic X-rays to identify the boundary around black holes, which "unmistakably separate them" from other objects in the cosmos such as neutron stars that are comparable in mass and size.

Indian-Origin Minister Unveils UK's Investment To Tackle Dangers By Space Debris

Indian-Origin Minister Unveils UK's Investment To Tackle Dangers By Space Debris

Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 16, 2020, London

Alok Sharma, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on Wednesday confirmed a GBP 1-million government investment to be divided between seven companies to tackle the dangers presented by space debris to satellites of everyday importance.

"Exciting Signs Of Possible Presence Of Life": Scientist On Venus Find

"Exciting Signs Of Possible Presence Of Life": Scientist On Venus Find

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 14, 2020

The atmosphere of Venus contains traces of phosphine gas -- which on Earth is associated with living organisms -- scientists said on Monday, in fresh insight into conditions on our nearest planetary neighbour.

Scientists Publish Images Of Coronavirus Infecting Respiratory Cells

Scientists Publish Images Of Coronavirus Infecting Respiratory Cells

Press Trust of India | Sunday September 13, 2020, Washington

Scientists have produced images of the novel coronavirus infecting lab-grown respiratory tract cells, findings that illustrate the number of virus particles that are produced and released per cell inside the lungs.

US Spacecraft Named After Late Indian-American Astronaut Kalpana Chawla

US Spacecraft Named After Late Indian-American Astronaut Kalpana Chawla

Press Trust of India | Thursday September 10, 2020, Washington

An American commercial cargo spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been named after fallen NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla, the first India-born woman to enter space, for her key contributions to human spaceflight.

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Renowned Radio Astronomer Govind Swarup, Grieves His Death

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Renowned Radio Astronomer Govind Swarup, Grieves His Death

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 08, 2020, New Delhi

Paying rich tributes to renowned radio astronomer Govind Swarup, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described him as an "exceptional scientist" while expressing grief at his death.

Moon May Be Rusting Along Poles, Suggest Chandrayaan-1 Images

Moon May Be Rusting Along Poles, Suggest Chandrayaan-1 Images

Press Trust India | Sunday September 06, 2020, New Delhi

Images sent by Chandrayaan-1, India's first lunar mission, suggest that the Moon may be rusting along the poles, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday.

China Spacecraft Reuse Experiment Success Marks Breakthrough: Report

China Spacecraft Reuse Experiment Success Marks Breakthrough: Report

Reuters | Sunday September 06, 2020, Beijing

An experimental reusable spacecraft launched into orbit two days ago by China has successfully returned to a designated site on Sunday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Antibodies Against Coronavirus Stay In Body For At Least 60 Days: Study

Antibodies Against Coronavirus Stay In Body For At Least 60 Days: Study

Press Trust of India | Saturday September 05, 2020, New Delhi

A sero survey conducted at a leading hospital over five months has found that the prevalence of antibodies, in a person who has recovered from coronavirus infection, persists for 60-80 days.

Cambridge University Kicks Off Vaccine Race To Fight All Coronaviruses

Cambridge University Kicks Off Vaccine Race To Fight All Coronaviruses

Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 26, 2020, London

The University of Cambridge today confirmed plans to begin trials of a potential new vaccine not only against COVID-19 but all coronaviruses that may spill over from animals to humans in the future.

Greenland Ice Sheet Sheds Half-A-Trillion Tonnes: Study

Greenland Ice Sheet Sheds Half-A-Trillion Tonnes: Study

Agence France-Presse | Friday August 21, 2020, Paris

Greenland's massive ice sheet saw a record net loss of 532 billion tonnes last year, raising red flags about accelerating sea level rise, according to findings released Thursday.

SUV-Size Asteroid Buzzes By Earth In Closest Flyby On Record

SUV-Size Asteroid Buzzes By Earth In Closest Flyby On Record

ANI | Wednesday August 19, 2020, Washington

Near-Earth asteroids, or NEAs, pass by Earth all the time. But an SUV-size asteroid set the record this past weekend for coming closer to Earth than any other known NEA: It passed 2,950 km above the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday.

Astronomers Discover 100 New "Cool Worlds" Near The Sun

Astronomers Discover 100 New "Cool Worlds" Near The Sun

ANI | Wednesday August 19, 2020, Hawaii

Astronomers and a team of data-sleuthing volunteers participating in Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, a citizen science project, have discovered roughly 100 cool worlds near the Sun -- objects more massive than planets but lighter than stars, known as brown dwarfs.

Top Researchers Identify 73 Variants Of COVID-19 Strain In Odisha

Top Researchers Identify 73 Variants Of COVID-19 Strain In Odisha

Press Trust of India | Saturday August 15, 2020, Bhubaneswar

A team of genomic researchers from two institutes has identified 73 novel variants of the COVID-19 strain in Odisha, its head has said.

ISRO Names Moon Crater Captured By Chandrayaan-2 After Vikram Sarabhai

ISRO Names Moon Crater Captured By Chandrayaan-2 After Vikram Sarabhai

Press Trust of India | Saturday August 15, 2020, New Delhi

Chandrayaan-2 has captured images of the Moon and one of the craters has been named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of the Indian space programme, a statement said on Friday.