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INSAT 3DR image from IMD of fog layer at 5.45 am on Sunday.(Photo- IMD)

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By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:03 AM IST
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A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a vegetable market in Mumbai.(Reuters)
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a vegetable market in Mumbai.(Reuters)

Rapid testing can wipe out Covid-19 spread within weeks: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:28 PM IST
The study published by the University of Colorado Boulder and Harvard University researchers claims that frequent and rapid testing could eliminate Covid-19 spread within weeks.
ISRO has short-listed 20 space-based experiment proposals from Russia, France, Sweden and Germany for its proposed Venus orbiter mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to study the planet for more than four years, sources in the Bengaluru- headquartered space agency said.(PTI/ File photo)
ISRO has short-listed 20 space-based experiment proposals from Russia, France, Sweden and Germany for its proposed Venus orbiter mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to study the planet for more than four years, sources in the Bengaluru- headquartered space agency said.(PTI/ File photo)

Shukrayaan: India’s proposed Venus mission attracts international payload proposals

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:00 PM IST
ISRO has short-listed 20 space-based experiment proposals from Russia, France, Sweden and Germany for its proposed Venus orbiter mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to study the planet for more than four years, sources in the Bengaluru- headquartered space agency said.
The deep sea mission is expected to cost over Rs 4,000 crore and will give a boost to efforts to explore India’s vast Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.(Reuters/ Representational photo)
The deep sea mission is expected to cost over Rs 4,000 crore and will give a boost to efforts to explore India’s vast Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.(Reuters/ Representational photo)

India to launch Rs 4,000 cr ‘deep sea mission’ to explore minerals, marine life, energy

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:02 PM IST
The ministry’s secretary, M Rajeevan, said required approvals are being obtained for the “futuristic and game-changing” mission, and it is likely to be launched in the next 3-4 months.
The composite image provided by NASA shows the planet Mars and was created from over 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s.(AP)
The composite image provided by NASA shows the planet Mars and was created from over 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s.(AP)

NASA to bring rock samples from Mars back to Earth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 02:43 PM IST
On November 10, NASA had released an independent review report indicating that the agency is now ready to undertake its’ Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign to bring pristine samples from Mars to Earth for scientific study.
An artist’s impression of what one of these creatures might have looked like(Photo Credit: A Romilio / University of Queensland)
An artist’s impression of what one of these creatures might have looked like(Photo Credit: A Romilio / University of Queensland)

Scientists find footprints of prehistoric crocodile that walked on two legs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 12:03 PM IST
The fossil tracks include footprints that are 18-24 cm (7-10 inches) long, which scientist believe, may have been made by a three-metre (10-foot) long ancestor of the present-day crocodile, over 100 million years ago.
This artists concept contrasts our familiar Earth with a Super-Earth planet known as 55 Cancri e.(Photo Credit:NASA website)
This artists concept contrasts our familiar Earth with a Super-Earth planet known as 55 Cancri e.(Photo Credit:NASA website)

Scientists discover ‘rare’ Super-Earth planet in centre of galaxy

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 12:25 AM IST
According to the researchers, the planet’s host star is about 10% the mass of our Sun. The Super Earth planet’s mass would be somewhere between that of Earth and Neptune, and would orbit at a location between Venus and Earth from the parent star. The planet’s ‘year’ would be of approximately 617 days.
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