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Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) granted ‘Milestone’ status by IEEE – Key Facts

The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope observatory located in Pune has been provided with the prestigious IEEE milestone status. The status was provided to honour its significant technical achievement, services, its excellence as unique product, patent and seminal papers that aim to benefit humanity. This is the third IEEE milestone recognition being offered to India according ..

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China’s Change-5 Lunar Mission to bring back rock samples from the moon

China recently launched the Change-5 Lunar Mission. The mission is the first probe in four decades to bring back rock samples from the moon from its previously unexplored portions. Change-5 is the first probe to land on the far side of the moon. As the rotation and revolution time period of the moon is same, ..

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Radio burst spotted by NASA for the first time in Milky Way

NASA recently reported that it observed a mix of radio signals and X-ray in Milky Way in April 2020. This has never been observed earlier in the galaxy. NASA has also reported the spotting of Fast Radio Bursts. This was detected by the CHIME telescope. Key Highlights The Fast Radio Bursts were discovered in 2007. ..

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ISRO MOM Study: Mars losing its atmosphere at faster rate than the earth

The ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has found that Mars is losing its atmosphere to outer space at faster rate as compared to that of the earth. The report comes based on the study conducted by MOM and the MAVEN orbiter of the US. Highlights A global dust storm began to encircle the planet Mars ..

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China: World’s First Asteroid Mining Robot to be launched

China is set to launch the first asteroid mining robot in the world by November 2020. The main objective of the mission is to assess capabilities of robots in asteroid mining. The robot will identify and extract valuable resources. Highlights The robot to be sent has been named “Asteroid Mining Robot”. It is to be ..

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