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First Image of the black hole in the Milky Way galaxy
For the first time, astronomers have photographed and revealed the massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
The object, known as Sagittarius A*, is four million times the mass of our Sun.
The picture depicts the centre black zone containing the hole, surrounded by light emitted by super-heated plasma driven by enormous gravitational forces.
The ring is about the size of Mercury’s orbit around our star. That’s around 60 million kilometres (40 million miles) wide.
Fortunately, this monster is a far, long way away – some 26,000 light-years distant. So there’s no chance of us ever coming into contact with it.
A global team of scientists known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration produced the image.
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Musk’s SpaceX launches 53 Starlink Satellites for the broadband
After taking off from California on May 13, a SpaceX rocket lifted 53 satellites for the Starlink broadband network into orbit.
At 3:07 pm, the Falcon 9 booster blasted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, and the first stage landed on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. While the second stage proceeded into low Earth orbit.
Later, SpaceX reported that the satellites have successfully deployed.
Starlink is a space-based technology that SpaceX has been developing for years to provide an internet connection to underserved places worldwide.
Based in Hawthorne, California, SpaceX has hundreds of Starlink satellites circling the Earth at 340 miles in height (550 kilometres).
Moon soil is now becoming plantation soil
Moon soil had taken for growing the plants by the researchers from the University of Florida facilitating space agriculture. It shows one day people will be able to live, plant food, and manufacture water on the moon.
From the University of Florida, researchers claim “the stuff of exploration dreams”. Never before world seen life emerging from this planet, this was the first time witnessed by humans. Moreover, the moon’s surface material on which researchers carried the experiment, known as Regolith.
Indeed, these experiments will lead to future exploration of the moon soil. Furthermore, Journal communications Biology published the findings of the experiments by Anna Lisa Paul as the lead author and co-authors Rob ferl and Elardo.
The lunar soil has collected 50 years ago on three different missions Apollo 11, 12 & 17. Moreover, the first two missions on the year 1969 and the latter in 1972. Of course, on which (12grams of soil) they planted Arabidopsis seeds also known as rockcress. Thus, the research considered critical to NASA by US space agency head, Bill Nelson. As well, it will extend the duration of space trips.
Manufacturing at extra-terrestrial locations by IIT-M
A huge leap in the manufacturing sector by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M). They plan to set up a manufacturing plant on extraterrestrial land. In the manufacturing of satellites and space launch vehicles, India is one of the leading countries.
Space travelling and human settlement are not far future from now. Thus, However, they warned that in the near future, technologies would be needed to manufacture items and components in space and at extraterrestrial places for use as well as in space and on Earth.
According to the researchers, they want to overcome these issues by creating a wide range of manufacturing methods, including diamond single crystals, water-free concrete employing martial soils, 3D printing of metals and functional optical polymers, solar cells, and metal foams.
The Extra-Terrestrial Manufacturing (ExTem) research group will work on the first-ever Microgravity Drop Tower Research Facility in India, which was constructed at the National Centre for Combustion Research and Development at IIT, Madras, and is one of six drop towers throughout the world.
Generates electricity in the total darkness of night
According to a recent study published in the journal ACS Photonics, a group of engineers successfully generated energy using a technique often seen in night-vision goggles termed “nighttime” solar power.
In an early New Atlas study, scientists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) showed practical power generation using “the inverse of a typical solar cell,” which might potentially provide up to one-tenth the power of a solar panel.
Photovoltaic (PV) panels or concentrating solar radiation both transform sunlight into electrical energy. This source’s energy can be utilised to create electricity, or it can be stored in batteries or thermal energy storage devices for later use. Surprisingly, some materials may generate power while radiating heat back into the night air.