Yarkovsky Effect

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Space com  Context: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission successfully collected a sample from asteroid Bennu and is now on an extended mission to study Apophis. The mission was significant for understanding the early solar system, potential asteroid impacts, and the Yarkovsky effect on asteroids.   What is the Yarkovsky effect? The …

NASA’s Perseverance rover finds diverse organic matter on Mars

  Source: DTE  Context: NASA’s Perseverance rover has discovered evidence of organic compounds in a Martian crater, providing insights into the potential habitability of Mars. The study, published in the journal Nature, reveals a more complex organic geochemical cycle on Mars than previously thought, indicating the presence of multiple reservoirs of potential organic molecules on …

TEMPO

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context:  The Tropospheric Emissions Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument is a new device launched by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will enable scientists to track air pollution over North America comprehensively from space, down to the neighbourhood level (i.e. 10sq KM range)   Other features: Coverage area: Greater North …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 27 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 13 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 09 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 7 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 5 January 2023

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 26 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 12 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

NASA’s Gateway Lunar Orbit outpost

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. NASA’s Gateway Lunar Orbit outpost Context: NASA recently finalised the contract for the initial crew module of the agency’s Gateway lunar orbiting outpost. The contract, which is worth $187 million has been awarded to Orbital Science Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Space. What is …