Jet Fuel From CO2? Breakthrough Could Make Air Travel Carbon Neutral

Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 18:07:40 +0530 - science

The team of researchers have discovered a way to use low-cost iron catalysts to convert CO2 in the atmosphere into synthetic fuel for airplanes. The conversion reaction also produces other by-products which are important raw materials for the petrochemical industry and are presently also only obtained from fossil crude oil.

Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission’s Initial Data Released, Shows ‘Excellent Capability’ to Achieve Goal: ISRO

Posted on Fri, 25 Dec 2020 12:58:57 +0530 - science

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it has released the first set of data from the country's second mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2, for the general public.

AI-Designed Serotonin Sensor May Help Scientists Study Sleep, Mental Health

Posted on Fri, 25 Dec 2020 12:28:29 +0530 - science

In an article in Cell, National Institutes of Health-funded researchers described how they used advanced genetic engineering techniques to transform a bacterial protein into a new research tool that may help monitor serotonin transmission with greater fidelity than current methods.

China's New Medium-Lift Rocket Long March 8 Makes Maiden Flight Carrying 5 Satellites

Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2020 17:36:56 +0530 - science

China’s medium-lift Long March 8 Y-1 rocket took its first flight on Tuesday, December 22, under a long-term plan to develop reusable launch vehicles aimed at reducing mission costs and speeding up launch schedules for commercial clients.

Winter Solstice Great Conjunction Today: Where, When, and How to Watch

Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2020 16:48:10 +0530 - science

Winter Solstice this year will see a rare astronomical event - the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Google is also celebrating the Winter Solstice and the Great Conjunction with its latest doodle. You might be able to catch a glimpse of the Great Conjunction, happening for the first time in 400 years today, without any special equipment.

ISRO Successfully Launches CMS-01 Communication Satellite on Board PSLV-C50 Rocket

Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 17:51:20 +0530 - science

India successfully launched its latest communication satellite CMS-01 on board its Polar rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport, the second and last launch this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

China to Share Moon Samples Brought to Earth by Chang’e 5 Probe With Other Countries

Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 17:03:11 +0530 - science

China will share data and samples from the Moon obtained by its Chang'e 5 probe on the basis of international conventions though "unfortunate" US restrictions on cooperation might prevent it getting any, the deputy head of its space agency said.

NASA’s Aretmis Moon Mission to Have First Canadian Astronaut in 2023

Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 11:45:18 +0530 - science

A Canadian astronaut will take part in a lunar mission for the first time in 2023, as part of the NASA-led Artemis project, the minister for innovation, science and industry announced Wednesday.

China’s Chang’e 5 Probe Carrying Lunar Samples Returns Safely to Earth, State Media Reports

Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 10:47:16 +0530 - science

Chang’e 5, the unmanned Chinese spacecraft carrying rocks and soil from the Moon, returned safely to Earth in the first mission in four decades to collect lunar samples, the Xinhua news agency said.

China Prepares for Chang’e 5 Probe’s Return With First Moon Samples in Over 45 Years

Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 16:11:27 +0530 - science

Chinese ground crews are standing by for the return of a lunar probe bringing back the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 45 years.

Russia Angara A5 Heavy-Lift Space Rocket Successfully Test-Launched for Second Time

Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020 13:08:12 +0530 - science

Russia successfully test-launched its heavy-lift Angara A5 space rocket for the second time, the country's military and space officials said.

UK to Build Spacecraft to Chase, Map Comet From Distant Space

Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020 10:46:07 +0530 - science

UK engineers will soon begin work on a comet-chasing spacecraft that will track down and map one of the celestial objects in three dimensions.