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The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential to harbour primitive life, says a study. Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a super-Earth with a minimum of 3.2 Earth masses. It orbits its red star every 233 days near the snow-line, a distance where water freezes.

01:55:01 on 16 Jan

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Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse will take place on January 20 and 21. The phenomenon wherein the Moon will appear reddish and closer to Earth will last for close to three and a half hours. Stargazers will view a trifecta of events which includes a total lunar eclipse, super blood moon, and a “wolf” moon. The Super Blood Wolf Moon will not appear in most parts of Asia.

04:55:01 on 16 Jan

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At first glance, the enormous fibre glass globe appeared to be a map of the Earth as it looked during the period before the super-continent Pangaea split into today’s continental structure. But a closer inspection revealed that while the work was indeed a map of sorts, it wasn’t continents that it detailed. Instead, a network known as the internet of fungus.

03:40:02 on 15 Jan

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Scientists have detected the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded, a discovery that may help determine the origin of these mysterious signals which have been linked with advanced alien technology in the past. Some scientists also believe that FRBs emanate from powerful astrophysical phenomena billions of light years away.

10:55:01 on 10 Jan

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The pieces of rock extracted at Thenpoondipatti in Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu are put to a specific use. Taken to the neighbouring village of Jaderi, they are crushed and soaked in water to obtain a fine paste which goes on to adorn the foreheads of idols, men and temple elephants.

07:49:48 on 08 Jan

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