Astronomers have discovered 139 small bodies circling the sun that are neither official planets nor comets, in the dark, frigid depths beyond Neptune's orbit.
The new additions represent nearly 5% of the current trans-Neptunian object (TNO) tally, which stands at about 3,000.
The scientists pored over data gathered by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) during its first four years of operation. As the project's name implies, the main goal of the DES involves shedding light on dark energy.
Delhi declared Covid-19 an epidemic and ordered all cinema halls shut, Mumbai banned all public events, and at least four states said they were suspending regular classes in schools and colleges.
The Delhi administration also directed made it mandatory for all offices, shopping malls and other public spaces to be disinfected on a daily basis.
As a related measure, Rashtrapati Bhavan will remain closed for exploratory tour visits from March 13 till further notice. In addition, the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex and the Change of Guard ceremony will also not be open to public.