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Mystery solved! Red patch on Pluto's largest moon Charon caused by trapped gas

Mystery solved! Red patch on Pluto's largest moon Charon caused by trapped gas

The US space agency NASA has released a high-resolution and enhanced color view of Pluto's largest moon, Charon which was captured by New Horizons spacecraft just before closest approach on July 14, 2015.

Slow methane release behind climate change 56 mn years ago

Slow methane release behind climate change 56 mn years ago

The release of methane from the seafloor was much slower than previously thought during a rapid global warming event 56 million years ago, suggests new research led by University of Southampton.

Jaya rakes up Cauvery, methane issues, says DMK 'anti-farmers'

Jaya rakes up Cauvery, methane issues, says DMK 'anti-farmers'

Hitting the campaign trail in Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa alleged that "Karunanidhi and DMK had betrayed Tamil Nadu" ever since the Cauvery issue broke out in the 1960s.

Have scientists solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery?

Have scientists solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery?

Scientists may have solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery after crater discovery.

California methane gas leak 'largest' in US history: Scientists

California methane gas leak 'largest' in US history: Scientists

The methane leak, detected at the gas company`s Aliso Canyon facility, has been described as an environmental disaster.

Saturn seen in wavelengths of light – See pic

Saturn seen in wavelengths of light – See pic

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on September 6, 2015.

'Indian orbiter still searching for methane on Mars'

'Indian orbiter still searching for methane on Mars'

The orbiter's scientific instruments were built to study the red planet's surface, its mineral composition and scan its atmosphere for methane gas in search of life-sustaining elements for at least six months.

New camera can measure greenhouse gases

New camera can measure greenhouse gases

The new camera can be used to measure emissions from many environments including sewage sludge deposits, combustion processes, animal husbandry and lakes.

Greenhouse gas concentrations hit record high

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2014, according to a new report released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Monday.

What waste: Human excrement can fuel developing world

Gas produced by decaying human waste is a potentially major source of energy, providing electricity for millions of homes while improving sanitary conditions in developing countries, says a UN report has said.

New methane organisms discovered

New methane organisms discovered

The research expands the knowledge of diversity of life on the Earth and suggests that scientists are missing other organisms involved in carbon cycling and methane production.

Soon, pill to cut methane gas production by cows

A compound added to the feed of high-producing dairy cows reduces methane emissions by 30 percent and could have ramifications for global climate change, says a new study.

China's new rice to abate global warming?

Report of a new rice cultivated by China is sure to be a welcome news for those worried about global warming and climate change.

Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA

Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA

NASA's New Horizon probe -- set for a Pluto flyby on July 14 -- has confirmed that there is frozen methane on Pluto's surface.

Adani Group mulls Rs 50-K crore investment in Jharkhand

Adani Group mulls Rs 50-K crore investment in Jharkhand

Adani Group is looking to invest Rs 50,000 crore for producing urea, methane, power and substitute natural gas (SNG) in Jharkhand.

Methane in Mars rocks suggests possibility of life

Methane in Mars rocks suggests possibility of life

In a clue to possibility of life below the surface of Mars today, an international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites.

Methane may power future manned mission spacecraft to Mars

Methane may power future manned mission spacecraft to Mars

Scientists are planning to develop new next-generation rocket engines that will help getting mass to Mars and Moon.

Methane-based, oxygen-free aliens may exist on Saturn's moon Titan

Methane-based, oxygen-free aliens may exist on Saturn's moon Titan

Researchers have revealed that Saturn's moon, Titan, could host methane-based and oxygen-free life form.

Methane on Mars hints life existed there: NASA

Methane on Mars hints life existed there: NASA

After an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 Martian days, NASA`s Curiosity rover has confirmed the presence of methane on Mars environment which may hint that life once existed on the Red Planet.

Jupiter looked at as aliens would see it

Astronomers have observed Jupiter for centuries but a new study that looks at the gas giant as if it was an exoplanet could help make more reliable interpretations of Jupiter.