NASA has successfully launched the Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph, or CHESS, payload aboard a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket to peer at a place where new stars are born.
India`s hopes for a medal was all but over, while Armenian Grandmaster Robert Hovhannisyan maintained the sole lead with 10 points to have a shot at the title in the SDAT-Ramco 50th World Junior Chess Championship on Sunday.
Fighting off his last round blues, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the Dubai International open chess tournament and the Indian said it was a "decent comeback" after a series of recent final round hiccups.
World Champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a major defeat at the hands of Vassily Ivanchuk of
Ukraine to slip to the third position after the sixth round
in the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess tournament here.
Two-time world under-8 chess champion Ivana Furtado secured her Woman FIDE Master (WFM) title after winning a silver medal in under-12 girls category at World Youth Chess championship in Greece recently.