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Month: June 2017

GSLV Mk III: Isro’s most powerful rocket GSLV Mk III places GSAT-19 communication satellite in orbit

SRIHARIKOTA: Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully launched its most powerful rocket, GSLV Mk III nicknamed 'Fatboy'+ , by firing a high thrust indigenous cryogenic engine in the first developmental flight and placed the country's heaviest satellite in orbit. With the launch, Isro has demonstrated its mastery in developing a cryogenic engine, a technology denied to it years ago. The launch proves the homegrown launch vehicle's capability of hurling up to four tonne payload into higher orbits. It has also laid a strong foundation for its ambitious future projects, including Chandraayan-II and a manned mission, besides venturing into the global heavy payload market. GSLV Mk III launch: 'Fat boy' to pave way for manned mission 01:14 GSL...
What is a Neutron Star?

What is a Neutron Star?

Physics, science concepts
Simply put, a neutron star is the leftover core of a dead star. It gets its name 'neutron' from the fact that the protons and electrons in each atom in the core combine to form neutrons. This also produces some of the densest matter discovered so far. Typical neutron stars have a mass of up to three solar masses (around 5,967,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tn), which is crammed into a sphere with a radius of approximately ten kilometres (our sun's radius measures 695,700 km !). Therefore the material can weigh upto 6 billion tonnes a teaspoon. At this point most feel that, "okay, it's super dense, is that all?". No, its not. Our Earth obtained most of th heavy elements such as gold, silver, platinum when two neutron stars collide. This occurs when two neighbouring stars die together