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NASA's Webb Telescope unveils farthest supermassive black hole, Parker Solar Probe, more

Let's catch up on some exciting news from NASA this week!

| Updated on: Jul 08 2023, 22:57 IST
History meets tech at Red Fort! Projection movies to Augmented Reality, this museum has everything
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1/7 Dalmia Bharat's 'Monument Mitra' project has developed a series of major attractions – The Red Fort visitor centre, Matrubhumi-projection mapping, and Jai Hind sound and light show. One of which, the Red Fort visitor centre, housed in the 19th century British Barrack, is a museum with a fusion of tech and historical tales.  (HT Tech)
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2/7 Apart from the fun activities of building the Red Fort structure to a walkthrough of Chhatta Bazar, what grabs the attention was a 360-degree projection movie that shows the rise of the Red Fort.  (HT Tech)
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3/7 While the Augmented Reality (AR) photography room offers to personalize visitors' experience while taking photos  of various fascinating locations such as Rang Mahal, or the ramparts of the Fort.  (Dalmia)
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4/7 The walkthrough in the tech museum takes you to an interesting musical wall that is equipped with touch sensors to let you play multiple Indian instruments and make live music for Vande Mataram.  (HT Tech)
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5/7 Moreover, the museum uses the latest tech to present a map of the flow of the Yamuna River around the Red Fort.  (HT Tech)
6/7 In addition to the museum, Red Fort visitors can witness "Jai Hind" – a light and sound show - that uses hi-tech projection mapping technology and live actors.  (HT Tech)
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7/7 The light and sound show brings key episodes in history - from the tussle between Mughal princelings Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb, the massacre by Nadir Shah at Shahjahanabad, the rise of Marathas, the Indian Army, the Independence struggle and more.  (HT Tech)
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Amazing discoveries from the early universe - this week at NASA. (Nasa, Adriana Manrique Gutierrez.)

NASA had some incredible updates to share this week, including the Parker Solar Probe's journey around the Sun, the James Webb Telescope's newest find and the communication with the Mars helicopter. Let's dive into the details!

Webb Telescope spots farthest active supermassive “Black Hole” ever

Scientists used the James Webb Space Telescope to find the farthest active supermassive black hole discovered so far. This black hole is smaller than any other black hole found in the early universe. It was located in a galaxy that formed just over 570 million years after the Big Bang.

Parker Solar Probe completes 16th orbit around the Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe successfully finished its 16th orbit around the Sun. During this orbit, the probe came incredibly close to the Sun's surface, reaching a distance of only 5.3 million miles. In August, the Parker Solar Probe will pass by Venus, utilizing the planet's gravity to get even closer to the Sun in the future. These close approaches will provide us with valuable information about heliophysics, the science of the Sun.

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Ingenuity Mars helicopter reestablishes contact

After about 63 days of being unable to communicate, contact with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has been reestablished. During its recent flight, Ingenuity went behind a hill, which interrupted the communication between the helicopter and the Perseverance rover, acting as a relay between Ingenuity and Earth. However, when the Perseverance rover moved up the hill and returned into Ingenuity's line of sight, contact was restored.

NASA's X-59 nears first flight

NASA is making progress with the X-59 aircraft, which has been moved from the construction site to the flight line at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Southern California. This step marks an important milestone in preparing the plane for its inaugural flight. The X-59 is designed to demonstrate the ability to fly at supersonic speeds without producing the loud sonic boom typically associated with supersonic flight. Instead, it produces a much quieter sonic thump.

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First Published Date: 08 Jul, 22:57 IST