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Scientists find evidence of Saraswati’s existence

A new research led by the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, in collaboration with IIT-Bombay, has reported “unequivocal evidence” that there existed a perennial river on the plains of northwestern India which flowed roughly along the course of the modern Ghaggar. Researchers say this ancient course was that of the mythical river Saraswati.

Centre proposes Rs 33 crore to protect Indian satellites from space debris

In Sep, India launched the early warning system Netra (Network for Space Objects, Tracking, and Analysis) to secure its satellites and other assets in space at an estimated cost of Rs 400 crore.

Meet the citizen astronomers who chase stars

Despite many hurdles, India has a thriving citizen astronomy community — extremely tech savvy and motivated, says Vishal Upendran, a PhD scholar in Pune who classifies them into two groups — data analysers and astro-photographers.

Scar on moonscape: The curious case of Vikram, India’s crashed moon lander

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter happened to pass over the Vikram landing site 10 days after its crash.

Volcanic rocks may trigger massive unpredicted global warming effects: Study

They created a model of changes in carbon emissions during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) - a short interval of maximum temperature lasting around 100,000 years some 55 million years ago.

IIT Hyderabad to collaborate with Japanese Institutions for research in Earthquake Engineering

For earthquake engineering, the institute is collaborating with National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, which has various branched in Japan and is headquartered in Tsukuba. The collaboration aims to establish a high-level cooperative framework for both institutions in earthquake engineering.

NASA's 'Sun-kissing' Parker spacecraft unlocks solar mystery

The data from the probe, published in the journal Nature, offers clues to long-standing mysteries, including why the Sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, is hundreds of times hotter than its surface, as well as the precise origins of the solar wind.

View: How new initiatives like Genome Council can take cues from Indian visionaries

When the aim is to build a research output like the Genome India initiative, the concepts of mission mode, centralisation of infrastructure facilities and network research of public health could come under one common umbrella.

Not rocket science, just observation: Chennai techie Shanmuga Subramanian

The 33-year-old, who hails from Madurai, woke up to an email from Nasa confirming that the American space agency has confirmed Vikram lander’s crash site and giving him credit for the discovery.

Vikram lander debris: The engineer who cracked it for India

A 33-year-old avid space watcher from Chennai has received kudos for zeroing in on a piece of debris on the moon, which turned out to be the remains of India's most-watched outer space launch in recent times.

ISRO to launch surveillance satellite on Dec 11

ISRO to launch surveillance satellite on Dec 11

India will put into orbit another of its sharp-eyed surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 with synthetic aperture radar on December 11, an Indian space agency official said on Tuesday.

Chennai engineer's Chandrayaan-2 discovery boosts citizen science in India

Chennai engineer's Chandrayaan-2 discovery boosts citizen science in India

The crash site of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander was discovered thanks to the availability of data from the American space agency for common citizens to analyse and interpret.

I was hooked to NASA's moon surface images for days: Chennai engineer who found lost Vikram Lander

I was hooked to NASA's moon surface images for days: Chennai engineer who found lost Vikram Lander

NASA credited Shanmuga Subramanian for a tip-off that eventually led to the discovery of Vikram Lander.

NASA satellite finds crashed Vikram lander

NASA satellite finds crashed Vikram lander

NASA released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that showed the site of the spacecraft's impact (September 6 in India and September 7 in the US) and associated debris field, with parts scattered over almost two dozen locations spanning several kilometers.

Nine women scientists who are doing phenomenal work

Nine women scientists who are doing phenomenal work

These nine women scientists have aimed for the moon, dissected the brain and shattered glass ceilings.

Government developing satellite mechanism to monitor forestation

Government developing satellite mechanism to monitor forestation

"We are also making an effort in this direction by developing a mechanism for the minute detailing of the forestation at the (given) geo-coordinates and monitoring of growth of the planted saplings, with the use of satellite. Twelve crore saplings were planted in last five years. Data on the growth of these saplings will be available in public domain. We are developing a mechanism of their inspection through satellite," Javadekar said.

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