SCIENCE REPORTER


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ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 42 

NUMBER 10

SEPTEMBER  2005

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

IS THE NEW DISCOVERY A NEW PLANET?

Bimal K. Srivastava                                                                                                                                   9

 

FEATURE ARTICLES

SUPERNOVAE—EXPLOSIONS IN THE COSMOS

P.K. Suresh & V.H. Satheesh Kumar                                                                                                   20

 

DEEP IMPACT

T.V. Venkateswaran                                                                                                                                  23

 

SURVIVING COMETARY IMPACT
K. Sandeep                                                                                                                                                  27

 

BUILDING THE SCIENTIFIC MIND

Parvinder Chawla                                                                                                                                      39

 

 

FICTION

   COMMUNICATION
 
Rakesh Mohan Hallen                                                                                                                                44

 

COLUMN

HEALTH: UV Risks & Exposure                                                                                                              34

 

DEPARTMENTS

READERS WRITE                                                                                                                                       …4

IN FOCUS                                                                                                                                                       …5

SPECTRUM                                                                                                                                                  …16

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

TECHNIQUES IN SCIENCE: Gel Chromatography                                                                        …43

 

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Should Junk Food Be Banned?                                                          …48

 

FUN QUIZ: Famous Astronomers                                                                                                       …50

CROSSWORD                                                                                                                                             …52

 

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Giraffe                                                                                                      …53

 

DID YOU KNOW?: Comet Tales                                                                                                           …54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                                                                                                 …56

PUZZLE CORNER                                                                                                                                    …60

HUMOUR                                                                                                                                                    …62

 

 


Science Reporter

Vol. 42, October 2005, pp 9-15

 

IS THE NEW DISCOVERY A NEW PLANET?

Bimal K. Srivastava

 

The discovery of a new planet in our solar system has left us all wondering on what a true planet is                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, October 2005, pp 20-22

 

SUPERNOVAE—EXPLOSIONS IN THE COSMOS

P.K. Suresh & V.H. Satheesh Kumar

 

Take a look at cosmic explosions of unimaginable magnitude that throw light on stellar evolution

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, October 2005, pp 24-27

 

DEEP IMPACT

T.V. Venkateswaran

 

The crashing of the impactor of Deep Impact onto a comet is poised to unmask many secrets of our solar system

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, October 2005, pp 28-31

                               

SURVIVING COMETARY IMPACT

K. Sandeep

 

What would happen if a giant comet strikes our planet?

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, October 2005, pp 39-42

 

BUILDING THE SCIENTIFIC MIND

Parvinder Chawla

 

It is a challenge to create an environment of creative learning that promotes the development of scientific spirit