Sun's oldest twin found

Event Diary – 2nd September 2013, Monday

8.2 billion year old solar twin found

Astronomers have discovered an 8.2 billion-year-old solar twin, which provides a secret look of Sun in future i.e. how the sun would look like in future. A very large ESO’s telescope was used by the Brazilian astronomers to study the oldest solar twin known till date. The star HIP 102152 is 8.2 billion years old, compared to our Sun which is only 4.6 billion years old. This start was found in the constellation of Capricornus (The Sea Goat). This discovery will help the scientists to better predict as to what will happen to the Sun, when it grows this much older.

Sun's oldest twin found
Sun’s oldest twin found

Napolean Bonaparte III epoch coins found in Andhra temple

A historic discovery of four French gold coins has been made. The coins were found in the Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy temple at Palacole in West Godavari district equipped with the image of Napoleon Bonaparte-III (military general and the first emperor of India)

State-of- the- art prison ready at Tripura

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday at October 2, North-east’s first state-of-the art prison near Agartala will be inaugurated

Proposal to close petrol pumps at night

Petroleum and natural gas minister M.Veerappa Moily said that petrol pumps remain shut at the night time to taper fuel demand as it looks at ways to cut the massive oil import bill

G-SAT 7, Navy’s first communication satellite entered in space

The country’s first advanced and full-fledged military communications satellite which was launched from Kourou space port of French Guiana space in South Africa is now in space.

Verizon and Vodafone announces $130 billion US deal

Verizon communications was poised to finally take full control of its US wireless business worth $130 billion deal with Vodafone and bring to end of a decade-long corporate standoff.

Obama’s decision, a face saving maneuver against Syria

Syria has called U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision as a congressional approval for a military strike like a face-saving maneuver to avoid chaotic conflict with Damascus.

TCS to execute NCB’s core Banking platform

To offer and to develop electronic services and ensures quality services across all channels, National Commercial Bank has chosen TCS services to implement new core banking platform.

Japan resumes talks on civil nuclear deal in India

In a relief to India, Japanese Govt., under its nationalist PM Shinzo Abe, had suggested that it may restart talks on civil nuclear deal which had remain stalled since Fukushima disaster in early 2011.

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