• Anand Kumar Sharma

      Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education

    • Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)∗

      Anand Kumar Sharma

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      The present outbreak of the novel coronavirus initially calledas “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV” by the WorldHealth Organization (WHO), is also known as “Wuhan coronavirus”or “Wuhan pneumonia”, as it started in the Wuhancity of China in early December of 2019. This new coronavirusassociatedacute respiratory deadly disease is now officiallynamed as Corona Virus Disease-19 (COVID-19) by theWHO.From China, this epidemic has now spread to all over theworld. On 11 March 2020, the WHO recognised COVID-19as a pandemic. A pandemic refers to a disease that has spreadto several countries, continents, if not worldwide. While theinformation available on this newly identified virus is limitedand evolving, here is a quick run-down of what has been figuredout so far.

    • James Webb Space Telescope

      Anand Kumar Sharma

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      The James Webb Space Telescope, or JWST, or simply Webb, is a large, space-based observatory, designed primarily to con­duct infrared astronomy. The telescope is named after James Edwin Webb (1906-1992), who was the second administrator of NASA during 1961-1968. It is an advanced next-generation telescope that will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope. The JWST has been developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States of America in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). It took over 24 years to place the Webb on the launch pad. The Webb was launched on 25 December 2021 at 7:20 AM (12:20 UTC) onboard ESA's Ariane S rocket from Kourou, French Guiana.

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