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Dark Matter darker than previously thought, say astronomers

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought. This finding narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be. “Dark matter is an enigma we have long sought to unravel. With the ...

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Tapan Mishra Steps Into the Shoe of A.S. Kiran Kumar as ISRO application centre chief

Senior ISRO scientist Tapan Mishra moved into the post of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad as its chief A.S. Kiran Kumar moved to Bangalore to head the nation’s space agency ISRO. Born in 1961 in Raigada, Orissa, Mishra graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta in 1984 as J C Bose National Talent Search (JBNSTS) Scholar. ...

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Space scientists feel honoured on getting Padma Shri

India’s two space scientists who played an important role in the country’s two inter-planetary missions Sunday said they felt deeply honoured and happy on being conferred with the Padma Shri. “I feel deeply honoured. All in the family are also elated. It is the recognition for the team members,” S. Arunan, project director for India’s Mars mission, told IANS. The ...

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