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  • 25 November, 2020

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ASTEROID 16 PSYCHE

ASTEROID 16 PSYCHE

  • NASA has found that 16 Psyche asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter is made of rare metals such as gold, cobalt, platinum, rhenium and iridium.
  • The total worth of the precious metals in the asteroid has been estimated as 10,000 Quadrillion USD by NASA scientists.

About Asteroid 16 Psyche

  • Oxidation is constantly occurring at the surface of the asteroid due to solar winds.
  • Solar winds are stream of charged particles from the hot outer atmosphere of the sun called Corona.

How is earth protected from Solar Winds?

  • Earth protects itself from the solar winds with its magnetic field.
  • The magnetic field of the earth deflects most of the charged particles from the sun.
  • However, some of the charged particles get trapped in the Van Allen Radiation belt.
  • There are two such belts around the earth. They are in the inner regions of the magnetosphere of the earth.

Mission Psyche

  • It is a journey to a unique metal asteroid orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Mars.
  • It has been planned to be launched by 2022.
  • The mission will discover will characterize topography of Psyche.

Source: PIB


Competition Commission of India (CCI)

Competition Commission of India has selected Ansuman Pattnaik as the new head of its investigation’s unit recently. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a statutory body within the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. It was established in 2003, but became fully functional in 2009. The CCI aims to establish a

Connected Lending (CL)

RBI’s move to consolidate the scattered laws on connected lending is welcome. CL refers to persons who are in the position to control the decision of the lender. CL is the extension of credit to individuals or firms connected through ownership or the ability to exert control, whether direct or indirect. CL refers to cases where the

Cosmic Distances

No human probe has travelled much beyond the Solar System, yet we are able to measure distances across billions of light-years. The space beyond Earth is so incredibly vast that units of measure, which are convenient in everyday lives, can become gigantic. Distances between the planets, and especially between the stars, become so big when e

Devil Comet

Mount Everest-sized Devil comet hurtling in Earth’s direction could explode today. Pons-Brooks Comet - Comet 13P/Pons-Brooks, also called the Devil Comet, is about the size of Mount Everest and it is hurtling towards Earth. After an outburst in July, scientists believe that the comet could explode once again today. Ice volcanoe

Kakad Bhairav or Bhilat Baba BHILS

A stone deity worshipped by the Bhils in Madhya Pradesh’s Bagh was recently proved to be a fossilized dinosaur egg. Just like their ancestors worshipped ancient stones as deities, generations of Bhils had worshipped this sunbaked, reddish-brown Kakad Bhairav or Bhilat Baba. Sacrifices of chickens and sheep marked their whispered pleas

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