Ultraviolet: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Thirty Meter Telescope Project: Indian Astronomers collaborated with Nobel Laureate

Published: November 10, 2020

The Indian Astronomers have collaborated with 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate Prof Andrea Ghez on the “Thirty Meter Telescope Project”. The telescope is being installed at Hawaii and is to revolutionise the understanding of the universe. Thirty Meter Telescope Project It is an international partnership project between India, China, Japan, California and Canada. About the Telescope ..

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ASTROSAT detected UV light from a galaxy, 9.3 billion light-years away

Published: August 25, 2020

Pune based Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics confirmed that the AstroSat satellite has detected an extreme ultraviolet (UV) ray from a galaxy that is 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth. What is ASTROSAT? Astrosat is the first multi-wavelength space telescope launched by ISRO from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in 2015. It has a set ..

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Goa University discovers pigment in wild edible mushroom that may help fight against cancer

Published: July 12, 2018

Recently, the mycological laboratory of the Department of Botany in Goa University announced the discovery of a new pigment from local wild mushrooms that may help fight against cancer. The result was confirmed after more than two decades of research experience on local wild mushrooms. The chemical nature of the brown or black color pigment ..

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World’s lightest material: Metallic microlattice

Published: January 9, 2012

Metallic microlattice is a metal developed by a team of researchers from University of California at Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology. As shown in the picture, the Metallic microlattice is resting on a dandelion fluff without damaging it. With a density of 0.9 mg/cc, the metal, this Metallic microlattice is the ..

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