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    Missing: One black hole with 10 billion solar masses

    In the past few decades, it has become part of astronomical lore that at the center of every galaxy lurks a giant black hole into which the equivalent of millions or even billions of suns have disappeared.

    Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space on 2nd try

    A 70-foot-long (21.34-meter-long) LauncherOne rocket was released from beneath the wing of a Boeing 747 carrier aircraft off the coast of Southern California, ignited moments later and soared toward space.

    NASA analysis shows 2020 tied with 2016 for warmest year on record

    Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.

    Researchers reveal important clues to understand the death of massive stars

    They found that all three species of the neutrinos from the supernovae are important contrary to the common treatments with only two flavors. The results of this crucial work have been recently published in the journal, Physical Review Letters (PRL), and has garnered worldwide attention from the astrophysics community.

    ISRO to adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Labs to promote education in the field of space technology, STEM

    Through this collaboration, ISRO will facilitate coaching and mentoring of students in advanced cutting-edge technologies of the 21st century including those related to space. The student will be exposed to theoretical as well as practical and application-based knowledge of STEM and space education-related concepts such as electronics, physics, optics, space technology, mterial sciences and many more.

    Gaganyaan: Two flight surgeons to soon leave for Russia for training

    Training of astronauts is a critical aspect of the human space mission project. Fight surgeons are responsible for astronauts' health before, during and after a flight. The flight surgeons will also get to train with the prospective astronauts, officials said.

    India developing capabilities for undertaking deep ocean missions: Harsh Vardhan

    We are developing the capability in which scientists can go deep in the ocean beyond three kilometers and they can be there for almost 16 hours (for research purposes)," he said after dedicating coastal research vessel 'Sagar Avneshika' at Chennai Port Trust here.

    Lockdown let scientists complete pending research: Centre for Polar and Ocean Research Chief

    "During usual times, a lot of data is collected to be used in research later. In the lockdown, we got the time to work on these. But field work suffered, as expeditions could not be undertaken and data could not be collected."

    NCS conducting geophysical and geological surveys to study earthquakes in Delhi-NCR: MoES

    Delhi experienced four small earthquakes during April - August 2020, with the first event of magnitude 3.5 on April 12 in the northeastern boundary of Delhi.

    IN-SPACe to provide level playing field for pvt companies, start-ups in space sector: Jitendra Singh

    Singh, the minister of state for the Department of Space, said more than 25 industries have already approached the Department of Space for undertaking space activities according to the guidelines. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in collaboration with the private sector will boost the goal of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' (self-relaint India), he said.

    Paused by COVID-19,India's Arctic expedition to resume in June

    Paused by COVID-19,India's Arctic expedition to resume in June

    "Last year, the expedition was cancelled because of COVID-19 outbreak. This year, we are resuming the expedition. It will be held from June to October," he said.

    Wildlife, land-use change and health infra: Scientists identify ways of preventing next pandemic

    Wildlife, land-use change and health infra: Scientists identify ways of preventing next pandemic

    There can be no one answer to the question at the centre of an anxious debate across a world coping with COVID-19 and wondering what will happen if another one comes, but the global scientific community has been working on multiple tracks to ensure that humankind is better prepared.

    400 million km within 163 days, China's Mars probe heads for red planet

    400 million km within 163 days, China's Mars probe heads for red planet

    Since its launch on July 23, 2020, the Mars probe has captured an image showing both Earth and the Moon, as well as taking several selfies.

    Chemotherapy drug outperforms remdesivir against coronavirus in lab experiments: Study

    Chemotherapy drug outperforms remdesivir against coronavirus in lab experiments: Study

    Using this hybrid approach, scientists from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology in China, screened 1,906 existing drugs for their potential ability to inhibit replication of the coronavirus by targeting a viral protein called RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP).

    Atomic, defence, space units look for collaborations with private companies

    Atomic, defence, space units look for collaborations with private companies

    “This is the general philosophy of the government to encourage industry and R&D labs, academia working together. The strategic lab itself cannot be aatmanirbhar (self-reliant) if they don’t have the connection with the outside world,” Department of Science and Technology secretary Ashutosh Sharma told

    New science policy draft focusses on self-reliance, enhanced funding in S&T

    New science policy draft focusses on self-reliance, enhanced funding in S&T

    The policy states that its aim is "to achieve technological self-reliance and position India among the top three scientific superpowers in the decade to come; to double the number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) researchers, Gross Domestic Expenditure on R&D (GERD) and private sector contribution to the GERD every 5 years."

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