'Jesus lizard' walked on water 48 million years ago

Scientists have discovered a 48-million-year-old fossil of a 'Jesus lizard', known for its ability to walk on water, in the US State of Wyoming.

340 undiscovered meteorite impact sites on Earth

A total of 188 meteorite impact sites on Earth have been confirmed so far, and 340 are still awaiting discovery, a first-of-its-kind study has found.

Gear up for an amazing celestial show as Venus, Jupiter to converge!
Gear up for an amazing celestial show as Venus, Jupiter to converge!

Stargazers and astronomer are in for this year’s most amazing celestial show: the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will seemingly collide in the night sky!

ISS astronauts to get virtual reality headsets
ISS astronauts to get virtual reality headsets

Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) are all set to receive two virtual reality headsets that will help them beam back to Earth what they see in space.

Continents rose above oceans earlier than thought
Continents rose above oceans earlier than thought

Continents may have first risen above the oceans about three billion years ago -- about a billion years earlier than geoscientists thought -- reveals a study.

First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission
First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission

The first of five instruments for a spacecraft that will collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth has arrived at Lockheed Martin for installation onto NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx).

Why June 30 will be a bit longer

Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. On June 30, the day will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or "leap" second will be added and NASA has an explanation for this.

NASA may use nukes against stray asteroids
NASA may use nukes against stray asteroids

If a large interplanetary rock veers onto a collision course with the Earth, how would we defend ourselves? Well, scientists are not really sure, but one solution could be using nuclear weapons to destroy them.

Hunt for life beyond Earth may soon be possible
Hunt for life beyond Earth may soon be possible

A new research has suggested that nonphotosynthetic pigments can be biosignatures of life on other worlds.

'Lakes' found on Saturn's moon Titan
'Lakes' found on Saturn's moon Titan

 A study using data from the joint NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini mission suggests the Saturn moon Titan's surface indentation that is similar to creation of sinkholes on the Earth.

Summer Solstice: The longest day of the year is here!
Summer Solstice: The longest day of the year is here!

Yes, today is the longest day of the year as June 21 marks the summer solstice. It’s the day when there are the most hours of sunlight.

NASA's Odyssey set to complete record 60000th Martian orbit sans pit stops
NASA's Odyssey set to complete record 60000th Martian orbit sans pit stops

 NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft will complete its 60,000th orbit today since arriving at the Red Planet in 2001.

First direct evidence of 'key ingredient' for first life on Earth identified
First direct evidence of 'key ingredient' for first life on Earth identified

Scientists have discovered the first direct experimental evidence showing the "key ingredient" at the dawn of life on Earth.

Earthquakes occur on moon too: Study
Earthquakes occur on moon too: Study

An analysis has shown the presence of tectonic plates inside the moon's surface whose movement causes earthquake similar to that on our planet.

Returned ISS crew help advance NASA's journey to Mars
Returned ISS crew help advance NASA's journey to Mars

The three ISS crew members who returned to Earth had at least one important experiment waiting for them on the ground, which could help advance NASA's journey to Mars.

 Uranus will be eclipsed on June 11
Uranus will be eclipsed on June 11

 Uranus, as viewed from Earth, will disappear behind a very large, obnoxious interloper on Thursday, June 11th, at 12 pm PDT / 3 pm EDT / 19:00 UTC.

Earth's oldest organisms can survive on Mars: Study
Earth's oldest organisms can survive on Mars: Study

According to a new study, Earth's oldest and simplest organisms called methanogens, are capable to survive on Mars.

Asteroid to wipe out humanity by September 2015, NASA trashes claims
Asteroid to wipe out humanity by September 2015, NASA trashes claims

Yet again, conspiracy theorists have claimed that a cataclysmic climate event will destroy civilisation in just three months time.

Experience 'Pluto time' with new NASA tool
Experience 'Pluto time' with new NASA tool

 Ever wondered how bright is the day on Pluto, which is around five billion km away from us? Now you can experience a Pluto day here on the Earth thanks to a new NASA tool.

Mysteries of Earth's ancient core unraveled

 Though old rocks hold on to their secrets, a geophysicist has unlocked clues trapped in the magnetic signatures of mineral grains in those rocks.