Astronomers spot our Solar System’s first interstellar immigrant

London, May 21 : Astronomers have spotted an asteroid, the first known permanent immigrant to our Solar System, a discovery that may reveal important problems of planet formation, solar system evolution, and possibly the origin of life itself. Currently nestling in Jupiter’s orbit, the former exo-asteroid was given the catchy name (514107) 2015 BZ509. It […]

China’s ‘FAST’ telescope to get new receiver: Report

Beijing, May 21 : China’s five hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) — the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope — will have a new receiver installed to boost its efficiency in surveying the sky, the media reported. The 19-beam L-band receiver, first of its kind worldwide, is expected to be put into use in early […]

Orbital ATK to launch cargo ship to ISS

Washington, May 21 : An Orbital ATK Antares rocket is set to launch Cygnus supply ship on Monday to deliver tons of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said in a statement. The spacecraft will lift of at 4:39 a.m. EDT on the company’s CRS-9 cargo resupply mission, from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional […]

China launches satellite to explore Moon’s far side

Beijing, May 21 : China launched a relay satellite on Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang’e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of Moon, which can not be seen from the Earth. The satellite, named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), was carried by a Long March-4C rocket […]

Kalki stresses importance of eco-friendly fashion

New Delhi, May 20 : Actress Kalki Koechlin says adapting environmentally conscious fashion can make the world a better place. “I grew up in an environment which is sustainable and eco-friendly in Auroville. I grew up with basic ethic of buying products which are sustainable,” Kalki told IANS in a recorded response. “A lot of […]

Scientific research has three-fold objective, President tells IISER graduates

Mohali, May 20 : Scientific research has three major objectives which should serve as a guiding light, President Ram Nath Kovind told graduating students of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at their seventh convocation here on Sunday. “The purpose of scientific research is threefold,” said Kovind even as he noted that Mohali […]