NASA soil moisture mission begins beaming key science
NASA soil moisture mission begins beaming key science

NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed has begun science operations.

'Advanced' ancient civilisation fell victim to comet 13,000 years ago

New evidence suggests that an advanced ancient race on Earth fell victim to a comet 13,000 years ago.

Earth's capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study
Earth's capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study

There are some good and bad news for climate change enthusiasts. 

'Newly identified' 100 Million-year-old grass could be the oldest on Earth!

Scientists have found a 100 million-year-old specimen of grass preserved in amber in Myanmar.

Overcast morning, scorching afternoon is daily forecast for alien planets
Overcast morning, scorching afternoon is daily forecast for alien planets

Weather on Earth is way better that on some alien worlds, because as per a new report, there the daily forecast is cloudy, overcast skies in the morning and scorching heat in the afternoon.

Huge asteroid to pass close to Earth on Thursday
Huge asteroid to pass close to Earth on Thursday

A giant asteroid, measuring over a kilometer across, will pass very close to the Earth on Thursday (May 14, 2015), according to NASA.

God will judge you on whether you cared for Earth: Pope

Pope Francis has warned the rich and powerful that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth.

As global CO2 breaks records, India faces dilemma

During the week of April 6 to 12, average carbon dioxide (CO2) levels touched 404.02 parts per million (ppm), the highest-ever in recent human history - and 15 percdent above the levels of 350 ppm scientists say is ideal for Earth.

Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets
Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets

Mercury's magnetic field is almost four billion years old, data from NASA's Messenger probe has revealed. It orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet last week.

Earth-like oceans may be common on other planets

Water delivery via asteroids or comets is likely taking place in many other planetary systems, just as it happened on Earth, according to a new research that suggests Earth-like oceans may be common on other planets.

'Missing link' microbes may help explain how we evolved from single cells

Newly discovered microbes can explain evolution of animals from single-celled organisms.

Asteroids contain water essential for life on planets
Asteroids contain water essential for life on planets

Water delivery via asteroids or comets is most likely taking place in many other planetary systems just as it happened on Earth, British astronomers say.

Doomed Russian spacecraft may crash into the Earth Friday
Doomed Russian spacecraft may crash into the Earth Friday

A Russian spaceship that spun out of control since launching last week may re-enter the atmosphere and crash into the earth Friday, according to scientists.

First proof of planetary system under formation

Researchers from the University of Toronto have offered first-ever proof of a planetary system under formation.

Astronomers make breakthrough by discovering farthest galaxy
Astronomers make breakthrough by discovering farthest galaxy

Astronomers have set a new distance record by unveiling the farthest galaxy, which may be over 13 billion years old.

Astronomers spot huge lava lake on Jupiter's moon

An extremely powerful telescope on Earth has revealed in detail a huge lava lake on Io - the innermost of the four moons of Jupiter discovered by Italian scientist and scholar Galileo (Galilei) in 1610.

 

 

 

''Dinosaur-killing'' asteroid may have triggered largest lava flows on Earth
''Dinosaur-killing'' asteroid may have triggered largest lava flows on Earth

A team of geophysicists has suggested that the asteroid that crashed into the Earth 66 million years ago may not have been the sole cause of the end of the dinosaurs; it may in fact have triggered massive volcanic eruptions around the globe that finished the job.

NASA mission to decode Earth and Sun's explosive interplay
NASA mission to decode Earth and Sun's explosive interplay

While NASA has achieved the impossible by flying four identically equipped spacecraft together to capture 3D views of subtle magnetic interactions in space, the $1.1 billion mission is set to beam back valuable data beginning September this year.

NASA balloon leaks, lands in Australia
NASA balloon leaks, lands in Australia

NASA's heavy-lift balloon, which took off from Wanaka airport in New Zealand last month, has come down early over central Australia because of a suspected leak.

New NASA coalition to lead search for life on distant worlds

A new NASA initiative is embracing a team approach to the quest for life on planets around other stars.