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InSight lander detects space rocks hitting Mars

NASA’s InSight lander has detected seismic and acoustic waves caused by the impact of four meteoroids and found the location of the craters left by these space rocks. Key facts For the first time, scientists were able to calculate the locations of craters left by meteoroids on the Martian surface based on seismic and acoustic ..

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NASA’s Perseverance finds organic matter on Mars

The Perseverance Rover has collected samples having high concentration of organic matter from the Martian surface. Key facts The Perseverance Rover has collected several organic rock samples from an ancient river delta on Mars. These samples are currently stored for collection by future Mars missions that would return them back to the Earth. These rock ..

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World’s First Cloned Arctic Wolf

Scientists in China have successfully cloned wild Arctic Wolf for the first time Key facts A Beijing-based gene firm had succeeded in cloning the Arctic Wolf to prevent the endangered species from going extinct. The newly cloned wolf was named Maya, which means good health. The donor cell of the wolf came from a skin ..

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UAE to launch its first lunar rover in November

The UAE is expected to launch the Rashid rover in November this year aboard a Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket. Key facts The United Arab Emirates will launch its first lunar rover named Rashid from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida in November 2022. The rover would reach the Lunar surface aboard the Hakuto-R lander of Japan’s ..

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INSPIRE Awards conferred to 53,021 students across India

Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh has recently provided financial aid to around 53,000 students under the INSPIRE Scheme. What is INSPIRE Scheme? The Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) scheme has been implemented by Indian Government’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) to encourage people aging 10 to 32 ..

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Sova virus in India

CERT-In has given advisory on SOVA virus – a novel mobile banking “Trojan” virus that is currently targeting Indian customers. Key features Sova virus is capable of stealthily encrypting an android phone for ransom. It can add false overlays to a range of apps and mimic over 200 banking and payment applications to con the ..

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