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Global warning: This is it, and every bit counts

Wknd spoke to 7 climate scientists from around the world. Ahead of COP 26, what are their fears, what keeps them going, where do they find hope? Their message: There is still a lot to save. Do what you can. Do it now.
 (HT Illustration: Puneet Kumar)
(HT Illustration: Puneet Kumar)
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 07:53 PM IST
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By Vanessa Viegas

The time to act is now: Climate scientists

The time to act is now: Climate scientists
The time to act is now: Climate scientists
Published on Oct 22, 2021 07:18 PM IST
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NASA launches tool to help farmers manage water during drought

  • The platform created by NASA uses satellite imagery to show how much water evaporates into the atmosphere from plants, soil and other surfaces.
Representative image (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, File)
Representative image (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, File)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 01:44 PM IST
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Eye on China, US successfully tests hypersonic missile technology

“We are very concerned by what China has been doing on the hypersonic front,” said Ambassador Robert Wood, the US permanent representative to the Conference on Disarmament.
A Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Concept (HAWC) missile as seen in an artist's conception. (Representational Image / REUTERS)
A Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Concept (HAWC) missile as seen in an artist's conception. (Representational Image / REUTERS)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 06:29 AM IST
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Zebar School for Children conducted a virtual tour with NASA

  • Zebar School for Children becomes Gujarat’s first school to associate with NASA to celebrate International Space Week More than 600 students from Gujarat, Kerala & Maharashtra participated in a week-long program to celebrate International Space Week
Virtual tour with NASA
Virtual tour with NASA
Published on Oct 18, 2021 05:54 PM IST
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Do you struggle with snoring? Then these nasal strips are for you

Nasal strips not only help in getting rid of the problem of snoring, but also improve breathing by opening the nasal passage.
Nasal strips are effective in eliminating the problem of snoring, and improving one's sleep cycle. (Pexels)
Nasal strips are effective in eliminating the problem of snoring, and improving one's sleep cycle. (Pexels)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 07:00 PM IST
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By Shreya Garg

‘Lucy in the sky’: Nasa's spacecraft on 12-year cruise to Trojan asteroids

According to Nasa, the trojan asteroids near Jupiter are “time capsules” from the birth of our solar system more than four billion years ago. These primitive bodies hold vital clues to deciphering the history of the solar system.
Lucy will be the first space mission to study the Jupiter trojans. (Photo via lucy.swri.edu)
Lucy will be the first space mission to study the Jupiter trojans. (Photo via lucy.swri.edu)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 05:49 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Take a trip to the neighbouring galaxy Andromeda with this amazing Nasa video

The video shared by Nasa about Andromeda galaxy mesmerised people.
Nasa posted this video of Andromeda on Instagram.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
Nasa posted this video of Andromeda on Instagram.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 11:57 AM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

‘NASA images…': Delhi CM’s 3 appeals as pollution season looms again

Arvind Kejriwal's 3 appeals to Delhi residents as pollution season looms again
Arvind Kejriwal's 3 appeals to Delhi residents as pollution season looms again
Published on Oct 12, 2021 03:32 PM IST
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Fewer stubble fires so far, but likely to flare up, say experts

NASA data shows that farm fires were spotted in Punjab around September 15, with around 10-15 showing up on satellite data. The numbers started picking up around September 27, when the count reached 40.
NASA data shows that farm fires were spotted in Punjab around September 15, with around 10-15 showing up on satellite data. The numbers started picking up around September 27, when the count reached 40. (Representative image/HT Archive)
NASA data shows that farm fires were spotted in Punjab around September 15, with around 10-15 showing up on satellite data. The numbers started picking up around September 27, when the count reached 40. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 06:46 AM IST
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Signs of life on Mars? Nasa rover gets images of ancient river delta

Nasa astrobiologist Amy Williams and her team in Florida found similarities between features of the cliffs seen from the crater floor and patterns in Earth's river deltas.
The images from Mars reveal how water helped shape the Red Planet's landscape billions of years ago, providing clues that will guide the search for evidence of ancient life, a study said. (Photo via Nasa)
The images from Mars reveal how water helped shape the Red Planet's landscape billions of years ago, providing clues that will guide the search for evidence of ancient life, a study said. (Photo via Nasa)
Published on Oct 08, 2021 07:01 AM IST
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Nasa shares visualisation video about parade of Saturn’s moons, clip wows people

Nasa took to Instagram to share the visualisation video about parade of Saturn’s moons.
Nasa shares a visualisation video about parade of Saturn’s moons.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
Nasa shares a visualisation video about parade of Saturn’s moons.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
Published on Oct 07, 2021 07:22 PM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

Tom Cruise bows out of cinematic space race after Russians beat him to it

Tom Cruise had previously announced that he will be shooting for an action flick this year in space. While he would have become the first star to have done it, a crew of a Russian film beat him to it. 
Tom Cruise ill no longer be the first actor to shoot a movie in space(AP)
Tom Cruise ill no longer be the first actor to shoot a movie in space(AP)
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 05:21 PM IST
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Russian crew arrive at International Space Station to shoot first film in orbit

The Russian crew is set to beat a Hollywood project that was announced last year by Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise together with Nasa and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
Actress Yulia Peresild, left, film director Klim Shipenko, right, and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov sit in the first row among other participants of the mission in the International Space Station.(AP)
Actress Yulia Peresild, left, film director Klim Shipenko, right, and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov sit in the first row among other participants of the mission in the International Space Station.(AP)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 05:53 AM IST
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Farm fires in Punjab, Haryana appear on Nasa ‘red dot’ map

Scientists and environmentalists have warned that this year, farm fires in north India are likely to be more intense than in previous years, considering the delayed monsoon withdrawal from the region.
Farm fires are a major source of pollution in Delhi-NCR.(HT File Photo)
Farm fires are a major source of pollution in Delhi-NCR.(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 02:36 AM IST
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By Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Russian crew blast off to shoot 1st film in space; Tom Cruise, Elon Musk beaten

Russian crew
Russian crew
Published on Oct 05, 2021 07:30 PM IST
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Russian actress, director blast off to film first movie in space

  • The Russian crew is set to beat a Hollywood project that was announced last year by "Mission Impossible" star Tom Cruise together with Nasa and Elon Musk's SpaceX.
Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, film director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild wave as they leave to board the spacecraft.(via Reuters)
Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, film director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild wave as they leave to board the spacecraft.(via Reuters)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 05:28 PM IST
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Karnataka minister discusses vaccination for kids with Centre

Karnataka health minister Sudhakar said the second clinical trial of a nasal vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech has been completed and the third one is expected to be done by November-December
Karnataka health minister Sudhakar discussed children’s vaccination and other state initiatives over a breakfast meeting with the Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday. (ANI)
Karnataka health minister Sudhakar discussed children’s vaccination and other state initiatives over a breakfast meeting with the Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday. (ANI)
Published on Oct 04, 2021 12:52 AM IST
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Ever wonder what Milky Way's center ‘sounds’ like? Nasa’s post has the answer

The sonification post about Milky Way's center was shared on the official Instagram page dedicated to the Hubble Space Telescope that is managed by Nasa.
The image is taken from the sonification video of the Milky Way's center.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
The image is taken from the sonification video of the Milky Way's center.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 10:53 AM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

8-year-old Brazilian girl dubbed world's youngest astronomer

  • The Brazilian girl is known as the world's youngest astronomer, looking for asteroids as part of a Nasa-affiliated program, attending international seminars and meeting with her country's top space and science figures.
Brazilian 8-year-old astronomer Nicole Oliveira poses for a picture with her telescope in Fortaleza, Brazil.(AFP)
Brazilian 8-year-old astronomer Nicole Oliveira poses for a picture with her telescope in Fortaleza, Brazil.(AFP)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 10:55 PM IST
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Nasa's Landsat-9 to launch today with CUTE, CuPID missions | 10 points

Nasa said that the Landsat 9 satellite will continue the Landsat program’s critical role in monitoring, understanding and managing the land resources needed to sustain human life.
Nasa's Landsat-9 ready will be launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Monday.(Facebook/NASA's Launch Services Program)
Nasa's Landsat-9 ready will be launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Monday.(Facebook/NASA's Launch Services Program)
Published on Sep 27, 2021 01:55 PM IST
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NASA, Boeing helping Russia in trying to probe cause of cracks on space station

According to Russian Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, persistent air leaks on the ISS could be the result of welding errors made inside the Zarya and Zvezda modules three decades ago.
Soloviev said that Russian cosmonauts were going to install highly sensitive vibration sensors inside the Russian segment of the ISS in the hope of finding the cause of air leaks.(REUTERS)
Soloviev said that Russian cosmonauts were going to install highly sensitive vibration sensors inside the Russian segment of the ISS in the hope of finding the cause of air leaks.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 27, 2021 10:37 AM IST
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Nasa posts incredible image. Can you spot the hand-shaped structure in the pic?

Nasa took to Instagram to share the picture with a hand-shaped structure.
The image was shared by Nasa on Instagram.(Instagram/@nasachandraxray)
The image was shared by Nasa on Instagram.(Instagram/@nasachandraxray)
Published on Sep 26, 2021 11:39 AM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

Why PM Modi got loud applause at UNGA on Covid vaccine move

UNGA: PM MODI'S INVITATION TO VACCINE-MAKERS 
UNGA: PM MODI'S INVITATION TO VACCINE-MAKERS 
Published on Sep 25, 2021 10:40 PM IST
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ATK Mohun Bagan and the anatomy of a disaster

Questions need to be asked whether the expensively assembled teams prepared adequately for the AFC Cup inter-zonal semi-final.
ATKMB (in white) defending against Uzbekistan's Nasaf in their 6-0 loss Credit ATKMB(Twitter)
ATKMB (in white) defending against Uzbekistan's Nasaf in their 6-0 loss Credit ATKMB(Twitter)
Published on Sep 23, 2021 08:55 PM IST
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Nasa posts ‘beware of photobombers’. Video shows what they’re talking about

“Beautiful,” wrote an Instagram user while reacting to Nasa's ‘beware of photobombers’ video post.
The image is taken from Nas'a ‘beware of photobombers’ video.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
The image is taken from Nas'a ‘beware of photobombers’ video.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
Published on Sep 23, 2021 06:25 PM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

FC Nasaf pump six past ATK Mohun Bagan

  • Uzbekistan's former winners ride on Norchayev's 13-minute hattrick to defeat the Kolkata giants in the AFC Cup inter-zonal semis.
ATK Mohun Bagan were outplayed. (AFC Cup/Twitter)
ATK Mohun Bagan were outplayed. (AFC Cup/Twitter)
Published on Sep 22, 2021 10:55 PM IST
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Why has Nasa chosen the Nobile Crater of Moon's south pole for Viper's landing?

  • Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (Viper) will be launched aboard SpaceX Falcon-Heavy rocket in 2023 as part of Nasa’s Artemis programme.
A data visualization showing the mountainous area west of Nobile Crater and the smaller craters that litter its rim at the lunar South Pole.(Nasa)
A data visualization showing the mountainous area west of Nobile Crater and the smaller craters that litter its rim at the lunar South Pole.(Nasa)
Published on Sep 21, 2021 03:58 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

NASA selects Moon site for ice-hunting rover

The space agency hopes the robot will confirm the presence of water ice just below the surface, which could one day be converted into rocket fuel for missions to Mars and deeper into the cosmos.
The mission is part of Artemis, America's plan to return humans to the Moon.(Reuters file photo)
The mission is part of Artemis, America's plan to return humans to the Moon.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2021 07:13 AM IST
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SpaceX's 1st tourists homeward bound after 3 days in orbit

The first all-amateur flight to orbit Earth began three days ago with a launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Strangers until March, they spent six months training and preparing for potential emergencies aboard the automated Dragon capsule.
Strangers until March, they spent six months training and preparing for potential emergencies aboard the automated Dragon capsule.
Published on Sep 19, 2021 04:34 AM IST
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