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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

NASA congratulates Indian astronomers on discovery of Star Galaxy

A day after the Indian astronomers discovered one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe estimated to be located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated Indian astronomers on the discovery. 

Sep 02, 2020, 06:54 AM IST

Indian astronomers detect extreme-UV light from galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth

The galaxy called AUDFs01 was discovered by a team of Astronomers led by Dr Kanak Saha from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics(IUCAA) Pune.

Sep 01, 2020, 20:18 PM IST

Earth may have been wet ever since its formation, claims new study

A new study has suggested that the earth`s water may have come from materials that were present in the inner solar system when the planet was formed. The findings of this study are published in the journal Science. It is to be noted that it is widely believed that building blocks of planet earth are presumed to be dry.

Aug 31, 2020, 14:19 PM IST

Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to pass by Earth on September 1: NASA

An asteroid with diameters between 22 and 49 metres will shoot pass Earth in a distance closer than Earth from the Moon on September 1, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Aug 31, 2020, 13:45 PM IST

Tiny asteroid to hit Earth a day before US election, here's the real truth

In yet another bad news in 2020, world's premier space agency NASA has predicted that a small asteroid heading towards the Earth is likely to hit planet Earth one day before the US presidential election that is scheduled for November 3.

Aug 25, 2020, 09:52 AM IST

Tiny asteroid may hit earth on Nov 2, a day before US election, says NASA

NASA scientists have predicted that the asteroid "2018VP1" with a diameter of 0.002 km (about 6.5 feet) will pass near Earth one day before the 2020 US election, reports the CNN.

Aug 23, 2020, 14:42 PM IST

Massive dent in Earth's protective shield and it is getting wider, says NASA

World's premier space agency NASA has said that earth's protective layer is in danger and a massive chunk of the layer has weakened thus causing a dent in the shield of earth.

Aug 19, 2020, 09:33 AM IST

Video : Cracks in Earth's protective shell

NASA scientists expressed concern, cracks in Earth's protective shell increased

Aug 19, 2020, 08:14 AM IST

Huge UFO, 25 times the size of Earth spotted near Sun, claims UFO hunting enthusiast Scott C Waring

Waring, analysed images from NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite to arrive at this conclusion.

Jul 10, 2020, 09:52 AM IST

Reiterate pledge to preserve biodiversity: PM Narendra Modi on World Environment Day

Prime Minister Modi urged people to preserve the planet`s biodiversity on the occasion of World Environment Day.

Jun 05, 2020, 10:31 AM IST

Deepshikha Deshmukh introduces her kids to organic farming amid lockdown

Film producer and the founder of 'Love Organically' brand, Deepshikha Deshmukh, wife of MLA Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh, feels a deep connection with nature. She is all for organic stuff and bats for holistic living.

May 27, 2020, 18:24 PM IST

Earth’s weakening magnetic field impacts satellites, spacecraft: Report

The strength of the magnetic field in the area of anomaly has dropped by 8 per cent between the years 1970 and 2020.

May 24, 2020, 21:23 PM IST

Earth-like planet in ‘one in a million’ discovery by New Zealand astronomers

New Zealand's Antonio Martin, the paper’s lead author, describes the planet-finding discovery as incredibly rare. 

May 12, 2020, 00:04 AM IST

Scientists identify forces behind shifting of Earth’s north magnetic pole from Canada to Russia

The wandering pole is driven by unpredictable changes in liquid iron deep inside the Earth.

May 08, 2020, 11:51 AM IST

Big asteroid 1998 OR2 to fly by Earth on April 29 but it won't hit us

A big asteroid 1998 OR2 will fly by within 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers) of planet Earth on Wednesday morning (April 29). But there is no need to panic as there is zero chance that the asteroid will hit Earth during the fly by. Though it seems like a close shave in the context of the visible universe but the distance is over 90 billion light years.

Apr 28, 2020, 12:22 PM IST

Earth’s core may be leaking heavy isotopes of iron, claims study

A new study conducted by geoscientists from Aarhus University and the University of California, Davis has found that the Earth's molten core may be leaking heavy isotopes of iron.

Apr 19, 2020, 10:26 AM IST