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Friday, Jul 19, 2019
news about Earth
Jul 15, 2019 00:00
Chandrayaan-2: Known as ISRO’s most powerful launcher and measuring 44 metres in height, the 640-tonne rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) that will launch Chandrayaan-2, has been nicknamed ‘Bahubali’. read more
Jul 14, 2019 23:05
Chandrayaan 2 Launch highlights: The launch of Chandrayaan-2, which was due for launch at 02:51 am by ISRO’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle -- Mark III, was called off owing to a technical snag. read more
Jul 14, 2019 09:35
It was July 20, 1969, and as the world followed the spacecraft’s progress, it briefly lost radio contact with mission control in Houston. read more
Jul 13, 2019 21:20
Video games now let you firefight, infiltrate enemy camps and go on gravity-defying exploratory missions on the moon read more
Jul 12, 2019 19:31
It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin stepped out of Apollo 11 on to the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969. Will we – ordinary men and women – ever be able to travel to this luminous silver orb in the sky? Is this in the realm of scientific... read more
Jul 12, 2019 17:50
From bird-pulled contraptions to hot-air balloons, a look at the pseudoscience and wild imagination that populated lunar sci-fi until the mid-19th century. read more
Jul 12, 2019 17:47
Our identity and self-worth are linked to the goals we achieve. Ironically, that is what binds us down as well. read more
Jul 12, 2019 10:05
There’s new insight on an old but very fascinating subject – that of how diamonds were formed. The finding of recent research shows that most of the diamonds were formed from recycled ancient seabeds which were buried deep beneath Earth’s crust. Read... read more
Jul 11, 2019 09:58
The successful touchdown was greeted with cheering and applause in the JAXA mission control room, with officials grinning and shaking hands. read more
Jul 05, 2019 15:46
Is China aiming to cash in on its global dominance of rare earths’ production in an escalation of the trade dispute with the United States? President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to the city of Ganzhou seemed designed to send across a double message. read more
Jun 28, 2019 09:54
It is the only celestial body besides our planet known to have liquid rivers, lakes and seas on its surface, though these contain hydrocarbons like methane and ethane, not water. read more
Jun 25, 2019 16:01
The craft blasted off to cheers from onlookers at 2:30 am after a three-hour delay from the original launch time late Monday. read more
Jun 21, 2019 18:38
The Bells of Shangri-la is a tribute to the intrepid and determined scholars, explorers, diplomats and spies who put Tibet on the world map read more
Jun 21, 2019 14:45
Summer solstice happens when the Earth’s poles have a maximum tilt toward the Sun and the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky. read more
Jun 20, 2019 08:19
Scientists have long been trying to establish how quickly rising global temperatures caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas are eating away at the region’s icebound landscapes, sometimes referred to as Earth’s third pole. read more