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 Do you know how precious metals like gold came to Earth? Here's the answer

Do you know how precious metals like gold came to Earth? Here's the answer

The team determined the total amount of material delivered to Earth may have been two to five times greater than previously thought, and the impacts altered Earth in a profound way while depositing familiar elements like gold.
 

Dec 06, 2017, 12:33 PM IST

Gold set for first monthly drop since Dec as Fed rate hike likely

Gold fell for a third day on Wednesday, set for its first monthly drop since December, as US economic data boosted the case for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve next month.

May 31, 2017, 11:03 AM IST
Platinum-rich 'trillion dollar baby' asteroid worth $5 trillion whooshes past earth

Platinum-rich 'trillion dollar baby' asteroid worth $5 trillion whooshes past earth

Sunday night brought with it a celestial delight as an asteroid with a 90-million tonne platinum-core worth five trillion dollars hurtled past earth.

Jul 20, 2015, 04:42 AM IST
Asteroid worth $7 trillion to whizz past Earth: Watch the first images!

Asteroid worth $7 trillion to whizz past Earth: Watch the first images!

Tonight an asteroid is set to whizz past Earth. This particular one, called asteroid 2011 UW-158, which measures around 452 metres by 1,011 metres is thought to harbour an estimated $US5.4 trillion worth of platinum.

Jul 19, 2015, 22:37 PM IST
Asteroid UW-158 with platinum worth $5 trillion set to pass by Earth

Asteroid UW-158 with platinum worth $5 trillion set to pass by Earth

Stargazers are in for a treat as a huge asteroid is set to pass by the Earth at 11 p.m (London time) on Sunday.

Jul 18, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

Two new Delhi Metro stations get green awards

Delhi Metro's two new stations -- Janpath and Mandi House -- have been awarded the platinum (highest) rating for adherence to green building norms, it was announced here on Friday.

Jun 12, 2015, 18:52 PM IST

Mary Kom, Onler celebrate love with platinum bands

Love was in the air when M.C. Mary Kom and her supportive husband Onler Kom exchanged Platinum Love Bands to celebrate their togetherness in the capital. India's five-time boxing world champion says her love for her husband is growing stronger like the metal.

Mar 05, 2015, 19:11 PM IST

South Africa platinum mineworkers return to work

Thousands of miners on South Africa`s platinum belt streamed back to work on Wednesday after reaching a wage deal with leading global producers that ended a crippling five-month strike.

Jun 25, 2014, 17:32 PM IST

South Africa strike against world's top platinum producers over

A five-month strike against the world's biggest platinum producers is over, union leaders said today, ending a stoppage that has battered South Africa's economy.

Jun 24, 2014, 02:15 AM IST

S.Africa`s platinum strike could end this week: Advisor

South Africa`s protracted platinum strike could be called off this week after trade union leaders responded positively to a wage offer by producers, a source close to the talks said Tuesday.

Jun 17, 2014, 21:59 PM IST

Vidya Balan dons `Nouveau-Traditions` design trend in platinum

This season, Vidya Balan dons a distinct look with the vintage meets modern range of precious platinum jewellery by Ranka Jewellers.

Mar 06, 2014, 21:23 PM IST

Climate friendly fuel cells for hydrogen cars come closer to reality

Researchers have shown how to build fuel cells for hydrogen cars, which produce as much electricity as current models, but require less of the rare and valuable metal platinum.

Jul 22, 2013, 17:05 PM IST

Now it`s platinum locks for Lady Gaga!

Singer Lady Gaga has tried lots of colours on her tresses - purple, pink and even green.

Apr 25, 2013, 15:33 PM IST

South Africa mourning upended by fiery politician

Julius Malema was applauded when he said the government has not intervened in the mines "because our leaders are involved in these mines”.

Aug 24, 2012, 09:28 AM IST

New oxide can help slash diesel pollution

Researchers have identified a material that can slash pollution levels caused by diesel-powered vehicles by up to 45 percent.

Aug 19, 2012, 18:21 PM IST

S Africa police `killed 34 miners`; Zuma orders inquiry

South African President Zuma announces inquiry into deaths of 34 miners killed by police at Lonmin`s mine.

Aug 17, 2012, 14:05 PM IST

Gold, platinum on Earth came from space: Scientist

The gold and platinum that we see on Earth today may have come from outer space following a mammoth meteorite shower more than four billion years ago, scientists have claimed.

Sep 08, 2011, 22:44 PM IST

Alien platinum ``stirred`` into Earth`s interiors 1.5 bn years ago

A new research has determined that meteorites raining down on Earth 1.5 billion years ago created a debris rich in platinum, which ‘stirred’ down into the interior of the Earth.

Aug 01, 2009, 13:43 PM IST