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Exercise :: Science - Latest Current Affairs

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Scientists discovered possible signs of life on which planet?

A. Mars
B. Venus
C. Jupiture
D. Neptune

Answer: Option B


The discovery of Phosphine gas on Venus as a potential sign of life on the glittering planet has made many scientists and astronomers ecstatic, but on the contrary to it, a significant question arises whether we are alone in this solar system or is there any form of life substantially existing elsewhere.


Which organisation successfully tested scramjet technology for hypersonic missiles?

D. None of these

Answer: Option B


Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested a Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), which is an unmanned scramjet vehicle with the ability to travel at six times the speed of sound. The test was conducted from Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Launch Complex at Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha. Now, India has joined the elite club of the United States, Russia and China to develop and successfully test Hypersonic Technology.


Chandrayaan- 3 likely is to launch in which year?

A. 2020
B. 2021
C. 2022
D. 2023

Answer: Option B


The Union Minister of State for Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh informed on September 6, 2020, that Chandrayaan-3, India's mission to Moon, is likely to be launched in early 2021. The Union Minister also added that unlike Chandrayaan-2, this mission will not have an orbiter but it includes a rover and a lander.


Who discovered the accelerated formation of the stars of Dwarf Galaxies?

D. None of these

Answer: Option C


ARIES astronomers Dr Amitesh Omar and Dr Sumit Jaiswal from the Department of Science and Technology of Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital discovered the aberration in the formations of the stars in dwarf galaxies while studying several such galaxies.


What is the name of baby galaxy founded by The Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute of Astrophysics?

B. SPT0418-47
C. Virgo A
D. Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy

Answer: Option B


The Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute of Astrophysics found a baby galaxy called "SPT0418-47" a look-alike of the Milky galaxy at 12 billion light-years away using the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array(ALMA) Telescope.