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Dino-killing asteroid plunged Earth into darkness

Dino-killing asteroid plunged Earth into darkness

The asteroid triggered global wildfires that lofted into the air tremendous amounts of soot.

NASA launches 'TDRS-M' satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

NASA launches 'TDRS-M' satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

The US space agency NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites to ensure the astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) can communicate with Earth.

Asteroid Florence to whizz past Earth at a safe distance on Spetmeber 1, says NASA

Asteroid Florence to whizz past Earth at a safe distance on Spetmeber 1, says NASA

The 2017 encounter is the closest by this asteroid since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until after 2500. 

Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth

A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the first animals appeared on earth, according to a study led by Australian researchers.

Mystery busted! This is how first animals appeared on Earth

Mystery busted! This is how first animals appeared on Earth

The mystery behind how the first animals appeared on planet Earth has finally been busted.

NASA to study Earth's ionosphere during total solar eclipse

NASA to study Earth's ionosphere during total solar eclipse

The Moon's shadow will block the Sun's light, and weather permitting, those within the path of totality will be treated to a view of the Sun's outer atmosphere, called the corona.

NASA to hire new 'planetary protection officer' for protection of Earth from aliens

NASA to hire new 'planetary protection officer' for protection of Earth from aliens

The US space agency NASA is hiring a new planetary protection officer to defend Earth from aliens and it comes with a six-figure salary.NASA

Iran successfully tests satellite launch rocket

Iran successfully tests satellite launch rocket

The Simorgh satellite carrier would be able to put satellites weighing as much as 250 kg at an orbit about 500 km above the Earth's surface, according to Tasnim news agency.

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.