India’s first-ever night sky sanctuary in Ladakh

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  • November 29, 2022
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Context: According to sources, the work on India’s first-ever night sky sanctuary in Ladakh will be completed in a month.

About the Sanctuary:

  • It is being set up by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research under Union Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • The proposed Dark Sky Reserve will be located at Hanle in Ladakh as a part of Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is a high altitude wildlife sanctuary located in the Ladakh adjunct of the Changthang plateau.
  • It will boost Astro tourism in India and will be one of the world’s highest-located sites for optical, infra-red, and gamma-ray telescopes.
  • Hanle is located in Ladakh’s cold desert region, away from any form of human disturbance with clear sky conditions and dry weather conditions that exist throughout the year.

Source: The Hindu

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Q.1) Consider the following phenomena

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  2. The Universe is constantly expanding.
  3. Matter warps its surrounding space-time.

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