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Solar storm to hit Earth today, likely to impact cellphone, GPS signals worldwide

Solar winds gathering high speed is likely hit Earth on Wednesday, as per a report by Spaceweather.com. It was earlier predicted to reach our planet sometime between Sunday and Monday (July 11 to 12). 

Jul 14, 2021, 18:15 PM IST

Solar storm headed towards Earth, could impact cellphone, GPS signals, experts caution

Solar winds - a stream of highly charged particles from the Sun is hurtling towards the Earth and is expected to reach in the next 12 hours to 24 hours, and could affect cellphone, GPS signals.

Jul 11, 2021, 17:44 PM IST

We consider sacred Earth as our mother: PM Narendra Modi at UN High-level dialogue on land degradation, check key highlights

The Prime Minister stated that India is on track to achieve its national commitment of land degradation neutrality.

Jun 15, 2021, 06:34 AM IST

'Sun's halo’ witnessed in Hyderabad, see stunning photos of rare event

Hyderabad witnesses rare '22 degree Sun's halo’ phenomenon on Wednesday morning. The rare optical and atmospheric phenomenon takes place due to the dispersion of light and is called ‘22 degree circular halo' as a ring with an apparent radius of approximately 22° around the Sun or Moon. People took to social media to report the marvellous event as the ‘halo’ appeared around the sun.

Jun 02, 2021, 17:59 PM IST

Hyderabad witnesses rare '22 degree Sun's halo’ phenomenon, here's what it means

The rare optical and atmospheric phenomenon takes place due to the dispersion of light is called ‘22 degree circular halo' as a ring with an apparent radius of approximately 22° around the Sun or Moon. 

Jun 02, 2021, 17:14 PM IST

Solar system have more than 180 moons

पृथ्वी के पास एक चांद है जो बेहद खूबसूरत है लेकिन पूरे सौर्यमंडल में 180 से ज्यादा चांद हैं.

Mar 26, 2021, 14:44 PM IST

Curious about how sunrise and sunset will look from space? Well, feast your eyes here

Have you ever thought how the same Sun would look when you are not on Earth?

Jan 16, 2021, 17:20 PM IST

NASA approves 2 missions to explore Sun, Earth's aurora

NASA has approved two missions to explore the Sun and the system that drives space weather near Earth.

Dec 30, 2020, 15:18 PM IST

Indian-origin chemist Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy finds new clue to how life began on Earth

Adding a fresh viewpoint to the origin of life on Earth, an Indian-origin researcher Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy from Scripps Research in California have made a discovery that a DNA-RNA mix began the first life form on our planet.

Dec 29, 2020, 13:54 PM IST

NASA shares view from space: Bright city lights of New Delhi, snow-covered Himalayas

NASA has shared a breathtaking picture of the Earth as seen from space.

Dec 16, 2020, 17:26 PM IST

Object temporarily orbiting Earth is not an asteroid; here is what NASA says

Scientists collected data using Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) and orbit analysis from CNEOS at NASA`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to confirm that Near-Earth Object (NEO) 2020 SO is not an asteroid.

Dec 05, 2020, 17:29 PM IST

Earth just got 2000 light-years closer to supermassive black hole in the centre of our galaxy

Did you know that Earth just got 7 km/s faster and about 2000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy?

Dec 02, 2020, 00:44 AM IST

Earth had a minimoon for around 3 years before it drifted away few months ago

The minimoon has now drifted away but astronomers said that more such minimoons will be found orbiting Earth in the future.

Nov 25, 2020, 10:31 AM IST

Asteroid as big as Burj Khalifa to fly by earth at 56,000mph on November 29

NASA has confirmed that the asteroid named 153201 2000 WO107, will barrel past Earth on Sunday, November 29 and is currently speeding though space at a whopping 56,000mph.

Nov 24, 2020, 10:26 AM IST

In a first, NASA gets ready to bring rock samples from this planet to Earth

NASA had launched its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover in July and the rover is now more than halfway to the planet.

Nov 14, 2020, 20:51 PM IST

Asteroid, size of a Boeing-747, heading towards Earth

According to asteroid monitoring centre of NASA, the asteroid named 2020 RK2 is expected to cross the Earth's orbit.

Oct 06, 2020, 18:38 PM IST

Asteroid, the size of a Boeing-747, may collide with Earth's orbit on October 7, but here's the good news

World's premier space agency NASA has said that an asteroid may collide with the Earth's orbit on Wednesday (October 7). According to asteroid monitoring centre of NASA, the asteroid named 2020 RK2 is expected to cross the Earth's orbit but it will be about 2,380,000 miles away from our planet. 

Oct 06, 2020, 08:32 AM IST

School bus-sized asteroid to fly past Earth on September 24, but here's the good news

World's premier space agency NASA has said that an asteroid, roughly the size of a school bus, is set to zoom past Earth on Thursday (September 24) at a distance of about 22,000 kilometres above the surface of earth.

Sep 24, 2020, 12:43 PM IST

India has 49 satellites in Earth's orbit, four more ready for launch, says senior ISRO official

India currently has 49 satellites serving various applications in Earth’s orbit and four more are ready for launch in 2020. Dr. P Kunhikrishnan, Director of ISRO’s UR Rao Satellite Centre said on Friday. The Bengaluru-based facility is responsible for building India’s satellites and all associated technologies. 

Sep 18, 2020, 15:14 PM IST

Asteroid twice the size of Pyramid of Giza to fly past Earth on September 6, but here's the good news

World's premier space agency NASA has said that an asteroid, twice as big as famous Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, would cross Earth's orbit on Sunday (September 6). The diameter of the asteroid named 465824 (2010 FR) is expected to be between 120 m and 270 m.

Sep 06, 2020, 10:59 AM IST