Earth was formed by tiny millimeter-sized stones, claims study
Earth was formed by tiny millimeter-sized stones, claims study

Scientists have found that our planet was formed much like asteroids, by cosmic ocean of millimetre-sized particles that orbited the sun.

Moon is 4.47 bn years old: Scientists
Moon is 4.47 bn years old: Scientists

Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science.

Moon formed 4.47 billion years ago: Study
Moon formed 4.47 billion years ago: Study

Moon may have been created about 4.47 billion years ago, according to a new study of meteorites that provides clues to the giant collision which formed Earth and the lunar body.

'NASA MESSENGER' spacecraft to crash into Mercury soon
'NASA MESSENGER' spacecraft to crash into Mercury soon

US space agency NASA said that its 11-year-old MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the surface of Mercury, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of fuel.

Dark matter may not be as dark as previously believed
Dark matter may not be as dark as previously believed

First signs of self-interacting dark matter have suggested that it may not be as dark as previously believed.

'Statue of Liberty' sized asteroid may hit Earth in October 2017

Astronomers have warned that a " Statue of Liberty" sized asteroid may hit Earth in October 2017 that could pt thousands of people in hospital.

Chile to host 70 percent of world's astronomical infrastructure by 2020

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has said that by 2020 Chile should host about 70 percent of the global astronomical infrastructure.

First doughnut launched into space from Norway

Two Swede brothers in Norway have launched the first doughnut into the edge of space, sending the confectionery 32 km above the surface of the Earth in a weather balloon.

Chemical make-up of meteorites reveals Earth's 1st crust formed 4.5b yrs ago
Chemical make-up of meteorites reveals Earth's 1st crust formed 4.5b yrs ago

The chemical make-up of meteorites has revealed that Earth's first crust was formed around 4.5 billion years ago.

`Dwarf planet` Ceres spawns giant mystery
`Dwarf planet` Ceres spawns giant mystery

First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon -- the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes.

How the earth underground resists missile attack

 Hit hard by a missiles or meteor, materials like soil and sand actually get stronger to resist the force from penetrating deeper underground, says new research.

Even small solar eruptions can cause significant damage to planets without magnetospheres
Even small solar eruptions can cause significant damage to planets without magnetospheres

A new study has recently revealed that magnetospheres plays vital role in protecting planets from even small solar eruptions, which can cause significant damages to the planet.

Exquisitely preserved 3.5m yrs-old Terror Bird's fossil uncovered in Argentina

Paleontologists have described a new species of terror bird, dubbed Llallawavis scagliai, which thrived on Earth 3.5 million years ago, based on some of the most complete fossil remains ever recovered for one of these creatures in Argentina.

Research reveals universe's most powerful explosions
Research reveals universe's most powerful explosions

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) in the universe are rare explosions that happen when extremely massive stars go supernova. A study provides an inside look at the most powerful explosions in the universe.

How increased CO2 emission led to greatest mass extinction

In a warning of how lethal increased carbon dioxide emission could be, researchers found the greatest extinction of all time that happened 252 million years ago was due to the huge amount of carbon dioxide the Earth's oceans absorbed from volcanic eruptions.

Solar eruptions can affect planets without magnetic bubble
Solar eruptions can affect planets without magnetic bubble

The Earth's life-sustaining atmosphere would probably have been severely affected by the Sun's flares if the Blue Marble did not have magnetosphere, a NASA study has revealed.

Acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252 million-years-ago
Acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252 million-years-ago

 A new study has revealed that acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252 million-years-ago, which wiped out more than 90 per cent of marine species and more than two-thirds of the animals living on land.

Puzzle of Moon's origin, composition may have been resolved
Puzzle of Moon's origin, composition may have been resolved

The nagging problems at the heart of the leading theory of how the Moon formed and what is it made up of, seems to have been explained away.

Life beyond solar system possible: Study
Life beyond solar system possible: Study

A team of scientists have claimed that life beyond the solar system is possible.

Earth and Moon came from same material: Scientists
Earth and Moon came from same material: Scientists

Sharing a fresh view of how the Moon was formed, a team of scientists at University of Maryland has generated a new isotopic fingerprint -- the geological equivalent of a DNA "fingerprint" -- of the Moon suggesting that the Earth and its satellite were formed from the same foreign body.