Pacific Ocean

Frenchman swimmer Ben Lecomte begins Pacific Ocean crossing attempt

Frenchman swimmer Ben Lecomte begins Pacific Ocean crossing attempt

Long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte set off from Japan’s east coast on Tuesday in his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.

Jun 05, 2018, 12:49 PM IST
Indian armed forces building partnerships in vital Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

Indian armed forces building partnerships in vital Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

India is an active member in the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia.

Jun 03, 2018, 18:18 PM IST
Japanese island's mud could alter global economy: Study

Japanese island's mud could alter global economy: Study

An estimated 16 million tonnes of mud containing massive, "semi-infinite" stores of valuable rare earth minerals, found in a small Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean could alter global economy, a new study has revealed.

Apr 17, 2018, 11:56 AM IST
India, France ink key security accord to counter China's influence in Indian Ocean

India, France ink key security accord to counter China's influence in Indian Ocean

Under the deal, India and France will open their naval bases to warships from each other, a move seen as an attempt to undermine Chinas territorial ambitions.

Mar 10, 2018, 17:27 PM IST
Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, dozens injured

Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, dozens injured

A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning.

Jan 14, 2018, 21:31 PM IST
United States Navy calls off search for 3 missing sailors

United States Navy calls off search for 3 missing sailors

The US Navy on Friday called off its search for three sailors missing since two days when a transport plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean on its way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

Nov 24, 2017, 19:29 PM IST

North Korea's threat of atmospheric nuclear test should be taken literally: Official

The North Korean foreign minister's warning of a possible atmospheric nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean should be taken literally, a senior North Korean official told CNN in an interview aired on Wednesday.

Oct 26, 2017, 00:05 AM IST
There's a graveyard for space debris on Earth; NASA calls it 'spacecraft cemetery'

There's a graveyard for space debris on Earth; NASA calls it 'spacecraft cemetery'

NASA calls it the perfect dumping place for dead and dying spacecraft.

Oct 24, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
15 Indians rescued, search on for 11 after ship sinks off Japan island: External Affairs Ministry

15 Indians rescued, search on for 11 after ship sinks off Japan island: External Affairs Ministry

A 33,205-tonne cargo vessel with 26 Indians on board sent a distress signal on Friday as a typhoon churned in the region

Oct 13, 2017, 19:29 PM IST
Volcanic eruptions can trigger El Nino events

Volcanic eruptions can trigger El Nino events

Enormous eruptions trigger El Nino events by pumping millions of tonnes of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere, which form a sulfuric acid cloud, reflecting solar radiation and reducing the average global surface temperature.

Oct 04, 2017, 14:33 PM IST
US THAAD missile hits test target amid growing pressure from North Korea

US THAAD missile hits test target amid growing pressure from North Korea

The United States said it shot down a medium-range target ballistic missile in its latest test of the country`s THAAD missile defense program, which is designed to protect the country against potential threats from countries such as North Korea and Iran.

Jul 30, 2017, 20:02 PM IST

Hurricane Fernanda strengthens in Pacific, no threat to land

The US National Hurricane Center reports that the storm's maximum sustained winds are at 145 mph (230 kph).

Jul 15, 2017, 20:27 PM IST
Chinese research vessel embarks on 240-day expedition

Chinese research vessel embarks on 240-day expedition

The vessel departed from China's southern province of Guangdong, heading for the Western Pacific to conduct deep-sea geological surveys for climate change, biological and environmental research, the report said.

Jun 27, 2017, 19:09 PM IST
Seven sailors missing as US Navy destroyer collides with ship off Japanese coast

Seven sailors missing as US Navy destroyer collides with ship off Japanese coast

Seven US sailors have been missing after a U.S. Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan.

Jun 17, 2017, 08:58 AM IST
Revealed- How world's biggest volcanoes are formed

Revealed- How world's biggest volcanoes are formed

 The study found that the volcanoes were formed along twin tracks due to a shift in the Pacific plates direction three million years ago.

May 04, 2017, 22:11 PM IST
How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

The discovery of the Slims River diversion away from the Bering Sea into the Kaskawulsh River was published on Tuesday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Apr 19, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
Scientists discover signs of life below worlds deepest point

Scientists discover signs of life below worlds deepest point

Scientists have discovered potential signs of life ten kilometres below the sea floor in the the deepest part of the worlds oceans, Mariana Trench.

Apr 12, 2017, 23:35 PM IST
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft returns to Earth with Pacific Ocean splashdown

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft returns to Earth with Pacific Ocean splashdown

The Dragon cargo craft returned to the Earth with approximately 3,600 pounds of science experiments and other gear from space station.

Mar 20, 2017, 10:04 AM IST
In a first, scientists discover banned toxic chemicals in deepest reaches of ocean

In a first, scientists discover banned toxic chemicals in deepest reaches of ocean

As per a new study, this is the first time that scientists have uncovered the evidence that man-made pollutants have now reached the farthest corners of our Earth.

Feb 14, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
SpaceX shares stunning photo of its rocket landing captured just before touchdown – See pic

SpaceX shares stunning photo of its rocket landing captured just before touchdown – See pic

On January 14, 2017, the Falcon 9 rocket successfully deployed 10 satellites in low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications.

Jan 20, 2017, 09:27 AM IST

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