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Digging Deep: Deltas losing land due to rising sea levels and rivers changing course

August 12, 2022 1:24:28 pm

Rising sea levels and human intervention in rivers are rapidly changing river-dynamics across the world. Read more below in today's edition of Digging Deep.

NASA's Fermi telescope

Scientists use NASA’s Fermi data to find source of extreme high-energy cosmic particles

August 11, 2022 4:32:09 pm

A study using 12 years of data from NASA's Fermi telescope helped scientists understand PeVatrons, or the source of a kind of extremely high-energy cosmic particles.

A full moon behind the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft during testing for the Artemis I mission.

NASA to roll out Artemis I spacecraft to launchpad and discuss science payloads

August 11, 2022 7:43:12 pm

NASA plans to roll out the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft to the launchpad on August 18. The space agency will also hold three teleconferences to discuss the mission's scientific payloads.

Satellite imagery shows Antarctic ice shelf crumbling faster than thought

August 11, 2022 7:43:06 pm

The first-of-its-kind study raises new concerns about how fast climate change is weakening Antarctica's floating ice shelves and accelerating the rise of global sea levels.

Dark matter: An invisible glue that may not even exist

August 11, 2022 7:43:03 pm

There's something in the universe that seems to hold everything together, a dark matter like glue. We can't see it, and yet it's got to be out there, right?

Perseid meteor shower 2022: How to live stream the ‘shooting stars’, what to expect

August 11, 2022 9:15:45 am

This year, the annual Perseid meteor shower is coinciding with a full moon. But here is how you can still catch a glimpse of the meteor shower no matter where you live.

‘The Sacrifice Zone’: Myanmar bears cost of green energy

August 11, 2022 7:43:09 pm

There is a name for what Myanmar has become: A “sacrifice zone,” or a place that destroys itself for the good of the world.The sacrifice is visible from the air, in toxic turquoise pools that dot the landscape.

Northrop taps rocket startup Firefly to replace Antares’ Russian engines

August 10, 2022 1:05:56 pm

Northrop Grumman is partnering with rocket startup Firefly Aerospace to build a new version of its workhorse Antares rocket without Russian-made engines.

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Russia launches Iranian satellite into space under shadow of Western concerns

August 10, 2022 12:42:49 pm

A Russian rocket carrying an Iranian satellite successfully launched into space as Moscow and Tehran seek to build closer ties in the face of Western sanctions.

Bees, climate change

Bees have a secret survival weapon that might surprise you

August 10, 2022 10:34:29 am

Bees can control temperature in astounding ways — from keeping cool during heat waves to cooking their enemies alive.

Another SSLV flight soon: Space Commission member

August 9, 2022 3:23:21 pm

Space Commission member A S Kiran Kumar who was present at the Sriharikota spaceport said all the three stages of ISRO's newest rocket performed well and the primary objectives of the launch vehicle were demonstrated well.

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Failure of maiden SSLV flight likely to affect US firm’s launch booking on ISRO rocket

August 8, 2022 1:36:19 pm

In 2019, the SSLV received a commercial booking from US-based Spaceflight Inc in anticipation of the quick development of the rocket by ISRO. However, delays on account of the pandemic and the failure of its maiden flight may now result in Spaceflight Inc having to wait longer for its commercial launch.

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ISRO says satellites launched by SSLV ‘no longer usable’: Top points to note

August 7, 2022 7:15:36 pm

ISRO's SSLV D1 mission lifted off successfully from the spaceport at Sriharikota but suffered from a "data loss" almost immediately. Not much later, ISRO announced that the "two satellites are no longer usable."

ISRO SSLV Maiden flight: 3 propulsion stages performed well, problem was in identifying sensor failure

August 8, 2022 9:13:13 am

After cheering and clapping for the lift-off and performance of the various stages of the rocket, there was a silence in the mission control room after the separation of the satellites on board at 738 and 788 seconds after the lift-off.

As satellites and space junk proliferate, U.S. to revise rules

August 7, 2022 5:13:25 pm

The Federal Communications Commission said it would begin revising decades-old rules on getting rid of space junk and on other issues such as satellite refueling and inspecting and repairing in-orbit spacecraft.

Space news weekly recap: Space force rocket launch to maiden SSLV rocket launch

August 7, 2022 2:30:26 pm

From the United Launch Alliance's launch of a Space Force satellite to ISRO's maiden SSLV launch, here is some of the biggest space news that happened over the last week.

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Satellites ‘no longer usable’ as ISRO’s first SSLV launch develops glitch

August 8, 2022 9:27:35 am

ISRO SSLV launch: While the three solid fuel-based propulsion stages worked normally, the satellites were injected into a wrong orbit, due to failure of logic to identify a sensor failure.

ISRO’s SSLV satellites placed in wrong orbit; no longer usable

August 7, 2022 7:17:56 pm

ISRO's SSLV D1 mission placed satellites into elliptical orbit instead of a circular orbit, leaving the satellites unusable.

Higher temperatures do not necessarily mean darker wings, study on Australian moth species shows

August 8, 2022 2:34:05 pm

A study found that temperature had no effect on wing colour in either wild or laboratory moths. Populations under examination continued to maintain their wing pattern variation.

A ULA Atlas V rocket launching with a space force SBIRS geo 6 satellite

United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket launched with US Space Force satellite

August 4, 2022 6:04:18 pm

United Launch Allaince's Atlas V launched with the US Space Force's SBIRS GEO 6 satellite from the

How scientists fixed the Lucy probe’s solar array while it was in space

August 4, 2022 1:47:21 pm

The Lucy spacecraft is designed to probe the Trojan asteroids that travel in Jupiter's orbit around the sun. Here is how project engineers were able to solve a problem with its solar array over months.

Volcano near Iceland’s main airport erupts again after pause

August 4, 2022 12:40:03 pm

The eruption in an uninhabited valley is not far from Keflavik Airport, Iceland’s international air traffic hub.

A ‘reversible’ form of death? Scientists revive cells in dead pigs’ organs

August 4, 2022 2:24:37 pm

Sixty minutes after stopping the heart in the anesthetized animals, Yale researchers were able to restart the circulation using a specialized machine and a synthetic fluid carrying oxygen and other components that promote cellular health and suppress inflammation.

Water vapour sent into stratosphere by Tonga eruption could temporarily heat up Earth

August 3, 2022 4:48:14 pm

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano eruption sent enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools into the stratosphere.

First brain-computer interface implanted in a human patient

August 3, 2022 3:02:58 pm

A brain-computer interface (BCI) from endovascular BCI company Synchron was implanted in a human patient for the first time in the United States.