Science

Sunday was a rare day, a palindrome

Palindrome derives from the Greek word for running back again, and defines a number, word or phrase that is the same read forward and backward.

India to send female robot to space

Vyommitra, a combination of two Sanskrit words Vyoma (Space) and Mitra (Friend), was unveiled at the inaugural session of the Human Spaceflight and Exploration — Present Challenges and Future Trends in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

NASA and SpaceX pass critical final test

“This critical flight test puts us on the cusp of returning the capability to launch astronauts in American spacecraft on American rockets from American soil,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Oldest material known to exist on Earth discovered

Scientists from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago discovered presolar grains in their sample from the Murchison meteorite and said that it was the oldest ever discovered. Some grains were believed to be more than 5.5 billion years old - before the Sun was created.