Tuesday, 21 March, 2023
TopicSpace exploration

Topic: Space exploration

50 years of robotic exploration has made Mars a garbage dump

Today, the main concern scientists have about trash on Mars is the risk it poses to current and future missions.

World’s smallest antenna made of DNA can monitor proteins, help crack disease & drugs

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.

Indian-origin American Sirisha Bandla to take off with boss, Richard Branson, into space

Sirisha Bandla stresses the importance of youngsters and ‘people of colour’ to participate in the commercial space industry.

China successfully launches crewed mission, sends 3 astronauts to space station for 3 months

The astronauts Nie, Liu & Tang are expected to set a new record for China's manned space mission duration, exceeding the 33 days spent by Shenzhou-11 crew in 2016.

Moon & Mars done, Jupiter & Uranus next on the list — China’s racing away in space too

Chinese space programme was initiated in 1956, when the country’s first rocket research institution was founded. It launched its first rocket into space on 19 July 1964. 

Not just Earth, humans are polluting space too. Here’s how we can stop

Space junk is rapidly proliferating in low-Earth orbit, or LEO, which generates more debris and imperils space exploration.

SpaceX Starship SN9 crash lands amid escalating tensions with US aviation body FAA

SN9 managed a successful launch but failed to land properly, exploding during the test run. Meanwhile, the Elon Musk company is being investigated for FAA license violations.

Mars, Moon & a fresh pair of eyes in the sky — the big space missions planned for 2021

Among other things, the coming year will provide a glimpse at the progress being made by the burgeoning private space industry — with many new rockets set for their maiden flights.

Chang’e-5 landing latest feat in China’s big Moon plans that aim for lunar base, human mission

China is among the leading players in the space of lunar exploration. So far, only the former USSR, US, and China have managed to successfully perform soft landings on Moon.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.