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Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years, next month

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years, next month

Perihelic opposition will occur on July 27 and bring Mars closest to Earth.

Jun 18, 2018, 21:30 PM IST
Evidence of stars forming only 250 million years after Big Bang found by astronomers

Evidence of stars forming only 250 million years after Big Bang found by astronomers

Scientists are said to have found traces of first stars which suggests that they winked to life roughly 250 million years after the Big Bang. 

May 24, 2018, 00:45 AM IST
Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries` time, a scientific study said on Thursday.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:16 AM IST
Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:20 AM IST
Huge asteroid gives Earth surprise flyby

Huge asteroid gives Earth surprise flyby

If you are not aware that a giant asteroid the size of a football field flew past Earth over the weekend, you are not alone as even NASA scientists got to know about the flyby only a few hours before it happened, media reported.

Apr 17, 2018, 11:25 AM IST
NASA to study tiny sea creatures to understand Earth's atmosphere and climate

NASA to study tiny sea creatures to understand Earth's atmosphere and climate

For the first time, scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are studying the tiny sea creatures called phytoplankton and their impact on the atmosphere and climate of the Earth.

Apr 11, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
Australian scientists go deep into caves to study impact of climate change

Australian scientists go deep into caves to study impact of climate change

Scientists from University of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia are moving into caves to understand how climate change and land use are affecting groundwater resources.

Apr 09, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
World's first ever luxury hotel in space 'Aurora Station' to launch in 2021

World's first ever luxury hotel in space 'Aurora Station' to launch in 2021

Want to spend a night up in the sky away from the Earth? Well, this may sound bizarre at first, but your wish may actually come true. 

Apr 06, 2018, 18:04 PM IST
Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study

Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study

Dinosaurs were in trouble long before the massive asteroid - believed to be the primary cause of their extinction - hit the Earth some 65 million years ago, a study suggests.

Apr 05, 2018, 13:52 PM IST
Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe -- a collection of stars born shortly after the Big Bang.

Apr 05, 2018, 11:32 AM IST
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovers 'Icarus', the farthest star ever seen

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovers 'Icarus', the farthest star ever seen

The Hubble Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered the farthest star ever seen, named Icarus.The enormous blue star is located over halfway across the universe.

Apr 03, 2018, 11:40 AM IST
Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth

The eight-tonne Tiangong-1 was mostly burnt up when it entered the Earth's atmosphere in the central region of the South Pacific at around 8:15 am Beijing time, China's Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said.

Apr 02, 2018, 16:04 PM IST
China's space lab 'Tiangong-1' set to re-enter Earth this weekend

China's space lab 'Tiangong-1' set to re-enter Earth this weekend

China's first experimental space lab, Tiangong-1, is expected to plunge back to the Earth's atmosphere this weekend.

Mar 30, 2018, 12:15 PM IST
Astronomers discover hot Earth-sized planet outside our solar system

Astronomers discover hot Earth-sized planet outside our solar system

K2-229b is 20 percent larger than Earth but has a mass 2.6 times greater -- and a dayside temperature of over 2000 degrees Celsius.

Mar 28, 2018, 15:30 PM IST
China's space lab Tiangong-1 is falling to Earth this week

China's space lab Tiangong-1 is falling to Earth this week

Space authorities said that the space lab should burn up in the atmosphere.

Mar 27, 2018, 10:44 AM IST
SpaceX rocket launch creates 60 kilometre-wide hole in Earth's ionosphere

SpaceX rocket launch creates 60 kilometre-wide hole in Earth's ionosphere

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched on August 24, 2017 has created a massive hole in the Earth's ionosphere.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:31 PM IST
61-year-old man launches himself in homemade rocket; lands on Mojave Desert

61-year-old man launches himself in homemade rocket; lands on Mojave Desert

Mike Hughes launched himself into the sky aboard his self-built steam-powered rocket at 325mph on Saturday, March 24.

Mar 26, 2018, 13:41 PM IST
Origin of life on Earth: Cyanide may have been the key ingredient

Origin of life on Earth: Cyanide may have been the key ingredient

A mixture of cyanide and copper, when irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light, may have produced simple sugars that formed a key ingredient responsible for the origin of life on Earth.

Mar 21, 2018, 13:51 PM IST
No movie style rescue, says NASA as Asteroid Bennu continues towards Earth

No movie style rescue, says NASA as Asteroid Bennu continues towards Earth

It is estimated that Bennu, which is the size of the Empire State Building, would unleash 1,200 megatons of energy on impact, 80,000 times that of the Hiroshima bomb.

Mar 17, 2018, 19:52 PM IST
Huge solar storm to hit Earth on March 15, could damage satellites

Huge solar storm to hit Earth on March 15, could damage satellites

The storm can disrupt satellites and various forms of electronic communications, knock out power supplies, and trigger stunning auroras.

Mar 15, 2018, 12:17 PM IST

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