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Exercise :: Science - Latest Current Affairs

  • Science - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who will launch SPHEREx Mission to investigate Universe?

A. NASA
B. ISRO
C. SpaceX
D. JAXA

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

NASA has announced a new space telescope mission dedicated to understanding the origins of life and the universe. It's called the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer or SPHEREx, for short. The space agency is aiming for a 2023 launch. Once SPHEREx is in orbit, it will observe and collect data on over 300 million galaxies, some as far as 10 billion light-years away from Earth, and 100 million stars in our own Milky Way every six months. The space telescope's main goals, though, are to search for water and organic molecules within the Milky Way. It will also look for those ingredients of life in regions where stars are born.

2. 

What is the name of the new white dwarf galaxy that was found by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope?

A. 90377 Sedna
B. NGC 6752
C. 9048 Orcus
D. Triton

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study white dwarf stars within the globular cluster NGC 6752.

3. 

GSAT-31, which is in news recently, is launched from which of the following places?

A. Sriharikota
B. Moscow
C. French Guiana
D. Florida

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace's rocket from Kourou Launch Base in French Guiana on February 6, 2019. The Ariane-5 vehicle (Flight VA247) also carried Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 along with GSAT-31.

4. 

Name the new dwarf spheroidal galaxy discovered by astronomers from Italy, the UK, Germany and the United States, using Hubble Space Telescope, on 31st January 2019?

A. Jincig 1
B. Bedin 1
C. Nostro 1
D. Ginnie 1

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

On January 31,2019, astronomers from Italy, the UK, Germany and the United States discovered newly discovered galaxy consists of red giant particles. Bedin 1 is a new dwarf spheroidal galaxy. This ancient galaxy is one of the oldest galaxy and was named after Luigi Bedin, a researcher at Italy's National Institute for Astrophysics. Bedin 1 is located 28.38 million light years from Earth.

5. 

How many companies were shortlisted by ISRO to transfer its Lithium-ion cells technology?

A. 10
B. 18
C. 25
D. 52

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) selected 10 companies jointly with the NITI-Aayog from a list of 141 companies for transfer of its Lithium-ion cells technology developed by the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thumba. ISRO developed Li-ion cells with capacities ranging from 1.5 Ah to 100 Ah for use in launch vehicles and satellites.