Monthly Archives: November 2008

Is Pluto a planet?

Found some interesting material on Science on the controversy of Pluto being a planet. Though it is settled, the opposing viewpoints remain there in the scientific community. Give these a thought and your views. Viewpoint: Yes, Pluto’s status as … Continue reading

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Australian rescuers save 11 whales after mass stranding

Australian wildlife rescuers on Sunday said they successfully returned a small number of pilot whales to the ocean after a mass stranding in Tasmania. Chris Arthur, who coordinated the rescue effort, said 11 of the 64 animals found stranded on … Continue reading

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Landslide and other gravity movements

Gravity is the physical force of attraction between any two objects in the universe. One of the four fundamental forces (the others are electromagnetism and the strong and weak forces), gravity affects all objects on Earth. From the largest mountains … Continue reading

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Chandrayan Mission:Indian Tricolour Placed on the Moon

In a historic event, the Indian space programme achieved a unique feat on November 14, 2008 with the placing of Indian tricolour on the Moon’s surface on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday. The Indian flag was painted on the sides of … Continue reading

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