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Pankaj Sekhsaria’s Nanoscale shines a light on how society influences research at India’s premier science institutes
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Pankaj Sekhsaria’s Nanoscale shines a light on how society influences research at India’s premier science institutes

Pankaj Sekhsaria takes us inside laboratories in India to show how the research inside these labs can’t be disconnected from the societal realities India lives with

JAXA-Toyota nicknames their manned moon SUV rover ‘Lunar Cruiser’ in ode to 'Land cruiser'
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JAXA-Toyota nicknames their manned moon SUV rover ‘Lunar Cruiser’ in ode to 'Land cruiser'

The nickname was given to ensure that the pressurised manned lunar rover will match the “quality, durability, and reliability” that is expected of it.

Scientists simulated the Earth’s inner core, found that it might be only 1 billion years old
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Scientists simulated the Earth’s inner core, found that it might be only 1 billion years old

Earlier studies have set the core at varying ages — from being 4.5 billion years old to a mere 565 million years old.

Hubble telescopes finds that Andromeda’s halo is already touching the Milky Way's halo
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Hubble telescopes finds that Andromeda’s halo is already touching the Milky Way's halo

Scientists have mapped the enormous halo of Andromeda and found that the halo extends 1.3 million light-years from the galaxy.

SpaceX once again postpones the launch of its 60 Starlink satellites; now scheduled for 3 September
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SpaceX once again postpones the launch of its 60 Starlink satellites; now scheduled for 3 September

The Starlink satellites will provide broadband internet system that will work with transceivers stationed on the ground.

NASA funds five 'concept mission' studies to the Sun; two will be chosen to carry out their missions
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NASA funds five 'concept mission' studies to the Sun; two will be chosen to carry out their missions

The five shortlisted proposals are will each receive $1.25 million from NASA to carry out a nine-month mission concept study.

Space debris detected in broad daylight for the first time using a powerful laser instrument
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Space debris detected in broad daylight for the first time using a powerful laser instrument

The distance to the object was also determined by scientists using a special, powerful 'geodetic' laser.

IIT Indore introduces course delving into classical sciences, mathematics texts in Sanskrit
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IIT Indore introduces course delving into classical sciences, mathematics texts in Sanskrit

The course was started to in a bid to expose the present generation to ancient knowledge, an official from the institute said.

Hubble telescope captures close-up shot of ‘celebrity’ comet NEOWISE as it passes by the Sun
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Hubble telescope captures close-up shot of ‘celebrity’ comet NEOWISE as it passes by the Sun

NASA’s Hubble telescope captured close-up shots of the coma of the comet which is the cloud of gas and dust that surrounds the icy nucleus of the comet.

IGNOU launches BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry course in ODL mode; check ignouadmission.samarth.edu
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IGNOU launches BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry course in ODL mode; check ignouadmission.samarth.edu

Candidates who have passed Class 12 board examination and had Biology, Chemistry and Physics in their higher secondary examination can apply for the course

Global warming has caused 28 trillion tonnes of ice to disappear from the Earth's surface since 1994
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Global warming has caused 28 trillion tonnes of ice to disappear from the Earth's surface since 1994

Researchers warn that as the ice melts, the dark soil underneath will absorb heat and the earth’s surface won't be able to reflect back the same amount of solar radiation.

Massive shifts on Jupiter's moon Europa among recent events to fracture its icy shell, study claims
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Massive shifts on Jupiter's moon Europa among recent events to fracture its icy shell, study claims

If proven true, researchers predict that any asymmetry in craters and thickness of the ice shell measured by satellites could be partially inaccurate.

Japanese space startup ispace raises $28 million funding; launches new lunar data platform
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Japanese space startup ispace raises $28 million funding; launches new lunar data platform

A part of the funding will be also used to broaden the possibilities of the lander for the third commercial mission and beyond.

3D scans unearth details about life, deaths of 2,000-year-old Egyptian animal mummies
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3D scans unearth details about life, deaths of 2,000-year-old Egyptian animal mummies

Used micro CT scanning for the first time to study mummification, researchers learned how and when the animals were killed.

Lava tubes on Mars and Moon are massive; could act as shield from cosmic and solar radiation
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Lava tubes on Mars and Moon are massive; could act as shield from cosmic and solar radiation

Researchers studied Martian and lunar tubes using high-res image and compared them with the tubes in Hawaii, Canary Islands, Australia and Iceland.

NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity aboard the Perseverance rover recharges for the first time in space
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NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity aboard the Perseverance rover recharges for the first time in space

If Ingenuity manages to withstand the harsh environment on Mars, scientists at JPL will give it a 31 Earth day test flight window.

NASA's TESS completes its two year primary mission; begins extended journey
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NASA's TESS completes its two year primary mission; begins extended journey

TESS had spotted 66 confirmed exoplanets during the primary mission and there are over 2100 celestial bodies.

Bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres from deep brine reservoir below the surface, study claims
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Bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres from deep brine reservoir below the surface, study claims

Once thought to be an asteroid, Ceres' unexplained bright spots kept scientists curious to know more.

Massive sunspot is turning towards Earth this can result in major solar flares that can effect electrical systems
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Massive sunspot is turning towards Earth this can result in major solar flares that can effect electrical systems

These sunspots occur on the photosphere region of the sun and can be huge in size - up to 50,000 kilometres in diameter

China's Tianwen-1 mission captures unique image of the Earth and moon on its way to Mars
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China's Tianwen-1 mission captures unique image of the Earth and moon on its way to Mars

The black and white image was captured by the spacecraft some 1.2 million kilometres away from Earth, on 27 July.