SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                               

VOLUME 45                                                         NUMBER 3                    March 2008

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Chandrayaan—Destination Moon!

N. RATHNASREE

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Asteroids – The Killers from Space

D. P. SINGH

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMETS—HEAVENLY VISITORS

S.A. MOHAN KRISHNA

23

Lightning on Venus

B.N. Dwivedi

 

28

The Mysteries of Black Holes

SHIBU JOSEPH S.J.

 

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32

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION                                    …23

iNDUSTRIAL Toxicology Research centre (itrc), lucknow

 

38

SCIENCE FICTION

Voodoo - The Mind Controlling Chip

Soumyashant Nayak

 

 

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS            

5

SPECTRUM         

16

BIOPROFILE:

33

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Nuclear Deal With US Will Be Beneficial For India

 

47

 

 

FUN QUIZ

 

50

CROSSWORD     

52

STRANGE PLANTS: Pitcher Plant

53

IN THE PICTURE: Mars Mysteries Revealed

54

 

WHAT’S NEW

56

 

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR            

62

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 March 2008, pp 9-15, 27

Chandrayaan—Destination Moon!

N. RATHNASREE

There is so much more of Moon science to be discovered by

ISRO’s Chandrayaan mission to be launched soon

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 March 2008, pp 19-22

Asteroids – The Killers from Space

D. P. Singh

Asteroids are thought to be primordial material growing

into a planet-sized body when the Solar System was born.

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 March 2008, pp 23-26

 

                                               COMETS—HEAVENLY VISITORS

S.A. MOHAN KRISHNA

These dirty snowballs are the least predictable members of the solar system

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 March 2008, pp 28-30

Lightning on Venus

B.N. Dwivedi

Electrical activity in the Venusian atmosphere is providing new

clues to understanding terrestrial lightning.

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 March 2008, pp 32-35

The Mysteries of Black Holes

SHIBU JOSEPH S.J.

The mysteries of the black holes throw up endless possibilities.

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 March 2008, pp 38-41

 

                                               CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow
A CSIR laboratory that has the health of the nation at the core of its agenda.