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Want to know Moon's role in Solar Eclipse? Watch the video

Want to know Moon's role in Solar Eclipse? Watch the video

According to NASA, the Sun take most of the attention in a Solar Eclipse, but the moon also plays a pivotal role.

Humans turning Earth into 'plastic planet', says study

Humans turning Earth into 'plastic planet', says study

Researchers, including those from the University of Georgia (UGA) in the US, found that by 2015, humans had generated 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics, 6.3 billion tonnes of which had already become waste.

Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion

Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion

Three space-based observatories Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble Space Telescope and a ground-based observatory HARPS have simultaneously detected a massive coronal explosion on the nearest planet-hosting star 'Proxima Centauri', a top scientist revealed here on Wednesday.

Life on Earth began on land, not sea: Scientists

Life on Earth began on land, not sea: Scientists

The findings pushes back the time for the emergence of microbial life on Earth by 580 million years.

Earth may have had muddy origin, says study

Earth may have had muddy origin, says study

Scientists have long held the belief that planets - including Earth - were built from rocky asteroids, but new research challenges that view.

Scientists in China teleport first object 300 miles into space!

Scientists in China teleport first object 300 miles into space!

Last month, the Chinese team demonstrated they could send entangled photons from space to Earth. The latest work does the reverse: they sent photons from the mountaintop base to the satellite as it passed directly overhead.

How hidden stars may impact search for Earth-like planets

How hidden stars may impact search for Earth-like planets

In the search for planets similar to our own, an important point of comparison is the planet's density.

Biological annihilation: Earth undergoing sixth mass extinction

Biological annihilation: Earth undergoing sixth mass extinction

Calling the loss of wildlife a "biological annihilation" that represents a "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilisation", they say billions of regional or local populations have been lost.

NASA plans to save Earth by knocking asteroid off its orbit

NASA plans to save Earth by knocking asteroid off its orbit

The target for the first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defence -- the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) -- is an asteroid that will have a distant approach to Earth in October 2022, and then again in 2024, NASA said. 

Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life

Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life

Greenland sharks, the longest living vertebrates on Earth which live for up to 400 years, could hold the secret to long life, geneticists mapping their DNA say. 

Huge asteroid Apophis is coming to Earth – How safe are we?

Huge asteroid Apophis is coming to Earth – How safe are we?

Apophis asteroid will speed past Earth on April 13, 2029, at just 18,600 miles away – which is less than one-tenth the distance between the Earth and the moon.

NISAR mission: NASA, ISRO begin work on joint project; on course for 2021 launch

NISAR mission: NASA, ISRO begin work on joint project; on course for 2021 launch

The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, or NISAR, satellite will provide an unprecedented detailed view of Earth by using advanced radar imaging.

NASA’s MAVEN reveals how Sun stripped Mars' atmosphere

NASA’s MAVEN reveals how Sun stripped Mars' atmosphere

Since its launched in November 2013, MAVEN has come up with multiple discoveries, revealing how the Sun stripped Mars of most of its atmosphere.

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth growing, warn astronomers

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth growing, warn astronomers

The astronomers, from the Czech Academy of Sciences, drew their conclusion after analysing 144 bolides - large meteors that explode in the atmosphere - from the Taurids and detecting a new branch with at least two asteroids measuring 200-300 metres (220-330 yards) in diameter.

DNA: ISRO launches India’s heaviest rocket GSLV Mk III

This segment of DNA brings to you the India's accomplishment in the field of space technology. The country will now be able to carry out the launches of heavy satellites without any external help. To know more about India's newly gained ability, watch DNA.

After spending 196 days in space, astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Oleg​ Novitskiy returns to Earth!

After spending 196 days in space, astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Oleg​ Novitskiy returns to Earth!

The two astronauts landed their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Friday at approximately 10:10 am EDT.

LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time

LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US made the detection on January 4 this year, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened.

British company comes up with satellite network to take HD images, videos of Earth

British company comes up with satellite network to take HD images, videos of Earth

A prototype spacecraft is set to be launched later this year for testing. Five more such platforms will follow in 2019.

Bizarre discovery! Scientists say Earth was a 'donut-shaped' mass of hot, vaporised rock

Bizarre discovery! Scientists say Earth was a 'donut-shaped' mass of hot, vaporised rock

Current theories of planet formation hold that rocky planets such as the Earth, Mars and Venus formed early in the existence of our solar system as smaller objects collided with each other. 

Lava within Earth's mantle still as hot as it was 2.5 billion years ago!

Lava within Earth's mantle still as hot as it was 2.5 billion years ago!

A mantle plume has been discovered – an upwelling of hot material from deep inside the Earth towards the surface – that still seems to be bubbling away even after 2.5 billion years.