Physical sciences: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Breakthrough Listen Project (BLP)

BLP is US$100-million global astronomical initiative launched in 2015 by Internet investor Yuri Milner and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. It has teams from around the world to find signs of intelligent life in universe. The 10-year ..

Glacier Mass Balance

Glacier Mass Balance is the gain and loss of ice from the glacier system. When glaciers lose more mass than they receive, it will be in negative mass balance and so will recede. When glaciers ..

Sentinel-5P Satellite

Sentinel-5P satellite is a European satellite tracking the levels of air pollutants around the world. It focuses on monitoring of trace gas concentrations and aerosols in the atmosphere to support operational services covering air-quality near-real time ..

Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves were for the first time discovered in February, 2016, 100 years after they were hypothesized by Albert Einstein in 1916. These waves were detected by the scientists working at two LIGO (Laser Interferometer ..


Hinode formerly known as Solar-B is an international mission to study our nearest star, the sun. The mission was launched by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Solar mission with United States and United Kingdom collaboration. The main aim of the mission is ..