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Science  /  Published 05.01.20

Eclipse hunters

Life evolved on Mother Earth not only because of the water and oxygen available here but also for other not-so-obvious reasons. One of them is the ionosphere, which absorbs harmful ultra-violet (UV) a...
By Sandip Chakrabarti in Calcutta

Science  /  Published 14.07.19

India's space missions are not about scientific endeavour

If everything goes to plan, India’s ambitious Chandrayaan 2 lunar mission has already taken off. And, three months after the launch, a lander and a rover stacked in the rocket will land gently near ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Science  /  Published 15.12.19

Christmas comet

Comets are mysterious and not-so-rare cosmic visitors. We see them — if not always their bright, long tails — once every decade or so, often with the naked eye. The most interesting aspect of a co...
By Sandip Chakrabarti in Calcutta

Science  /  Published 24.11.19

Can we call mission Chandrayaan-2 successful when it failed to land?

The saga of Vikram, the lander of Chandrayaan-2, seems never-ending. Like a long-running TV soap we were told for the last 10 years that this remarkable mission to the moon would reveal many unknown s...
By Sandip Chakrabarti in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 04.11.19

Far space, near space

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By Prasun Chaudhuri in


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