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Chandrayan mission discovers new group of suprathermal protons

Chandrayan mission discovers new group of suprathermal protons

By CNR Vijaykumar Bengaluru, Jun 28 (UNI) A new group of suprathermal protons has been discovered near the Moon by the Sub-keV Atom Reflecting Analyzer (SARA) experiment on Chandrayaan-1 - the first Indian lunar mission.
These protons are found to exist on the sunlit side as well as the night side of the Moon.
These suprathermal protons are not associated with any of the known sources or processes and a detailed analysis showed that the source is located at higher altitude (more than 500 km) above the dayside lunar surface and their density and velocity distribution reveals that they are neither from interplanetary nor interstellar medium and its origin is still an enigma.
The discovery indicated that the knowledge about Moon was still limited and called for further exploration.
'These observations are also important to understand the environment of any non-magnetised body without atmosphere in our solar system as well as Exo-planetary systems' ISRO said in its website.
The SARA experiment on the Chandrayaan-1 mission was an international collaborative research experiment between Space Physics Laboratory (SPL), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Kiruna, Sweden, with participation from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and University of Bern (UBe) Switzerland.
SARA consisted of an ion-mass analyzer, namely SWIM (Solar WInd Monitor), to measure ions in the energy range of 10 to 15000 electron volts and an energetic neutral atom sensor namely CENA (Chandrayaan-1 Energetic Neutral Analyzer) to detect low energy neutral atoms (10 to 3000 electron volts).
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History of modern transfusion medicine

Kolkata, Sep 15 (UNI) The Medical Officer Incharge (MOIC) Blood Bank, Fortis Hospitals, Anandapur here, Dr Avijit Dev today said in ancient literature, there are descriptions of blood oozing and death of suffering humanity owing to that everybody gets a panic whenever sees a person bleeding profusely in front of him.

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Lupin receives FDA approval for generic Flagyl® Tablets

Mumbai, Sep 13 (UNI) Pharma Major Lupin announced that it has received final approval for its Metronidazole Tablets USP, 250 mg and 500 mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a generic version of G.

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Glaucoma is vision thief, Cataract is sight killer: Experts

By Rishira Jain New Delhi, Sep 11 (UNI) Health experts from various eye institutes have blamed Cataract and Glaucoma for around 70 per cent of all eye-related diseases in the country, leading to either temporary or permanent blindness.

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Eliminate Hepatitis from S East Asia: Amitabh Bachchan

New Delhi, Sep 8 (UNI) Making a passionate plea to eliminate viral hepatitis from the South-East Asia region, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, World Health organisation Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in the region , today stressed need for increasing awareness about the preventable disease and ending discrimination against those affected.

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Ajanta Pharma receives final approval from USFDA for Entacapone Tablets

Mumbai, Sep4 (UNI)Pharma Major, Ajanta Pharma has received final approval from US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Entacapone Tablets.

History of modern transfusion medicine

History of modern transfusion medicine

Kolkata, Sep 15 (UNI) The Medical Officer Incharge (MOIC) Blood Bank, Fortis Hospitals, Anandapur here, Dr Avijit Dev today said in ancient literature, there are descriptions of blood oozing and death of suffering humanity owing to that everybody gets a panic whenever sees a person bleeding profusely in front of him.

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

New York, Aug 21 (UNI) Today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout.

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Sri Lankan scientists report having developed a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer – described as nano-particle fertilizer - that could contribute to a second food revolution across the globe.

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.

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