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Naming a star after your loved one during the lockdown? Here's why it's a bad idea to do this online

A lot of online services these days let you name a star after you or your loved ones. They also send you the star's location and a certificate  

Published on 12th May 2020
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In a first, NASA measures wind speed on a brown dwarf

Officially named 2MASS J10475385+2124234, the target of the new study was a brown dwarf located 32 light-years from Earth

Published on 10th April 2020
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28 students of FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh Centre, New Delhi earn prestigious KVPY Fellowship

Harshvardhan Agarwal, resident of Sonipat in Haryana, studying in Class XII, secured All India Rank 3, this year 28 students secured KVPY fellowship from FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh Centre

Published on 7th April 2020
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Astronomers spot far-away planet that could possibly support life

K2-18b is a newly discovered exoplanet that is potentially habitable with hydrogen-rich atmosphere and a significant amount of water vapour

Published on 27th February 2020
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These 60 kids are falling in love with astronomy at BMBSC. Do you know how?

BM Birla Science Centre in Hyderabad is playing host to students from across India for their annual Winter School on Astronomy that will conclude on February 21, 2020 

Published on 20th February 2020
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In this Risa Astronomy's 'hands', astronomy isn't rocket science for students of all ages

We speak to Anish Kumar who conducts workshops and classroom sessions for those who are interested in Astronomy and space. He shares some of the interesting differences that we get to see in the sky

Published on 21st February 2020
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Narendra Modi to inaugurate Centre for Vedic Sciences at BHU

The Centre has been set up to explore Vedic corpus for knowledge, related to various sciences, and conduct multi-disciplinary research and promote scientific approach into the vision of seers

Published on 13th February 2020
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How astrophysicist Ajay Tannirkulam abandoned a lucrative opportunity abroad to help small farmers in Tamil Nadu

The organisation he co-founded, Magasool, procures technological solutions that help improve yield and reduce the use of pesticides and makes them available to farmers in 9 districts of Tamil Nadu

Published on 16th January 2020
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These profs from Udupi are teaching kids about solar eclipses. Here's why

Retired Professor A P Bhat and young lecturer Atul  Bhat from Poorna Prajna College in Udupi are on a journey to create awareness about the Annular Solar Eclipse which will occur on December 26, 2019

Published on 22nd November 2019
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To infinity and beyond: This 19-year-old from a Delhi slum is now building low-cost astronomy labs in schools

Aryan Mishra, 19, will now be building low-cost labs in schools across India under a government initiative. We find out more about his dreams and aspirations

Published on 27th November 2019
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These government school kids are gearing up to watch PSLV launch live

A group of five students from Municipal Middle School are set to watch the PSLV C47 launch live from Sriharikota on November 27

Published on 25th November 2019
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Raman effect: On his 49th birth anniversary here are some interesting facts about Nobel Prize winner CV Raman

If you didn't manage to catch the Dev Patel film on Raman here's a quick look into the award-winning scientist

Published on 21st November 2019
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These Chennai school kids created a satellite that plug holes in the ozone layer

We talk to T Mohamed Nadhim who was part of the duo that created a cool satellite model that they believe can literally undo the damage done to the ozone layer!

Published on 11th November 2019
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This ex-IIT researcher's nanosatellite telescope can get better photos of space and is cheaper

The new technology could revolutionise the economics and imagery available from space-based cameras and even Earth-based telescopes

Published on 21st October 2019
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'First discovery of many potentially habitable planets': Researchers discover vapour in exoplanet's atmosphere

The search also detected signs of water vapour in the atmosphere and Earth-like temperatures that could potentially support life

Published on 12th September 2019

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