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Planet Earth to reach Closest point to Sun on Jan 2 : PSI - United News of India
Hyderabad, Jan 1 (UNI) Planet Earth will reach the closest point to Sun on Saturday, Planetary Society of India (PSI) said on Friday.
Hyderabad, Jan 1 (UNI) Planet Earth will reach the closest point to Sun on Saturday, Planetary Society of India (PSI) said on Friday. PSI Director N Sri Raghunandan Kumar in a release here said Earth revolves around Sun in an elliptical orbit. Hence, at one point of time during its journey around the sun, it will be at the closest point it can get (perihelion) and at one point of time during the year it would be at the farthest point (aphelion). He said at 7.27 pm, Planet Earth will reach the closest point to Sun in its annual elliptical orbit around Sun at 0.9832571 AU i.e. at 14,70,93,168 km from Sun. Astronomically this phenomenon is known as “Perihelion”. Whereas on July 6, 2021 at 3:46 a.m. (IST) Earth will be at Aphelion at 1.0167292 AU (15,21,00,523 km) from Sun that is which is the farthest point from Sun. In other words, due to Perihelion on January 2, Earth, tomorrow will be 50,07,355 km closer to Sun compared to July 6, Mr Kumar said, adding that people will not be able to notice or observe this celestial event. This event is of greatest importance with educational potential for students and the public to understand temperatures or Seasons on Earth which are not dependant on the distance of Earth to the Sun but axial tilt during its journey around the Sun. MORE UNI CS 1547
BITM to organise observation of unique celestial event of great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn - United News of India
Kolkata, Dec 18 (UNI) The up-coming great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will be on 21 December 2020, which also happens to be the Winter Solstice.
More News18 Dec 2020 | 11:27 PMPatna, Dec 18 (UNI) Rashtriya Lok Samta party (RLSP) today filed a defamation suit against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and two officials of microblogging site Twitter India before the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) in Patna. see more.. 18 Dec 2020 | 10:49 PMGangtok, Dec 18 (UNI) Speaker of Sikkim Legislative Assembly LB Das today attended the Himalayan Chef Competition season-1 finale as chief guest. see more.. 18 Dec 2020 | 10:40 PMRanchi, Dec 18 (UNI) The ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha on Friday came to the rescue of the state government over the issue of panchayat elections as it said that due to no leader of opposition the post of state election commissioner was vacant which was creating obstacles in conducting the panchayat polls. see more.. 18 Dec 2020 | 10:38 PMRanchi, Dec 18 (UNI) BJP national general secretary and in charge of party affairs in Jharkhand Dilip Saikia on Friday said that BJP will play the role of positive opposition and will strongly oppose the anti-people policies of the state government. see more.. 18 Dec 2020 | 10:35 PMKolkata, Dec 18 (UNI) In a significant development and in line with the commitment to skill development and vocational training, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, the Ministry of National Education and Youth, Government of the French Republic and Schneider Electric, today announced the inauguration of first Center of Excellence (CoE) for skill development in power sector in the campus of National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) at Gurugram to create a robust cadre of certified trainers and assessors across the country. see more..
SpaceX deploys 60 Starlink satellites to orbit - United News of India
Washington, Nov 25 (UNI) SpaceX has deployed 60 Starlink satellites to orbit using a Falcon 9 carrier rocket, the US aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company said in a statement.
Washington, Nov 25 (UNI) SpaceX has deployed 60 Starlink satellites to orbit using a Falcon 9 carrier rocket, the US aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company said in a statement. "Deployment of 60 Starlink satellites confirmed," SpaceX said on Twitter. "Falcon 9 launches Starlink to orbit – the seventh launch and landing of this booster," it said. This is the sixteenth Starlink constellation that SpaceX is putting into orbit. With 60 new satellites, the total number of Starlink communication satellites will be 955. UNI XC-RHK1027
WHO calls for more research on asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 - United News of India
Geneva, Jun 11 (UNI) The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that more research needs to be done to better understand the extent to which COVID-19 is being spread by people who don''t show symptoms.
Geneva, Jun 11 (UNI) The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that more research needs to be done to better understand the extent to which COVID-19 is being spread by people who don't show symptoms."Since early February, we have said that asymptomatic people can transmit COVID-19, but that we need more research to establish the extent of asymptomatic transmission," the WHO chief said at a virtual press conference on Wednesday."That research is ongoing, and we're seeing more and more research being done," he added.Saying that the world has been achieving a lot in knowing the new virus, the WHO chief told reporters that "there's still a lot we don't know", Xinhua reported. "WHO's advice will continue to evolve as new information becomes available," he said.Tedros stressed that the most critical way to stop transmission is to find, isolate and test people with symptoms, and trace and quarantine their contacts."Many countries have succeeded in suppressing transmission and controlling the virus doing exactly this," Tedros said.Meanwhile, Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, said that the COVID-19 pandemic is still evolving."If we look at the numbers... this pandemic is still evolving. It is growing in many parts of the world," he said. "We have deep concerns that health systems of some countries are struggling, under a huge strain and require our support, our help and our solidarity," he added. UNI XC AVK 0652