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Two planets that could support life discovered

Images captured at the Calar Alto Observatory in Almeria, southern Spain, and two other Spanish telescopes allowed researchers to analyse, in great detail, the Teegarden star a cold red dwarf only around 12.5 light years away from our solar system, Efe news reported.

Jun 19, 2019, 12:28 PM IST

NASA's Mars 2020 rover to explore ancient life

The goal of the Mars 2020 rover is to look for signs of ancient life. It will be the first spacecraft to collect samples of the Martian surface, caching them in tubes that could be returned to Earth on a future mission, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.
 

Jun 14, 2019, 11:35 AM IST

NASA study confirms global warming quicker than expected

AIRS (Atmospheric Infra-Red Sounder) shows Earth's surface has been warming up 'more quickly than previously thought' in the past 15 years.

Apr 17, 2019, 13:40 PM IST

NASA's planet-hunting probe discovers Earth-size world outside solar system

Located outside of our solar system, the new 'Earth' size world is likely rocky and circles very close to its star, completing one orbit in just under eight days, says NASA.

Apr 16, 2019, 13:29 PM IST

Earth may not appear as blue in another 80 years: Study

The findings showed that climate change has been significantly affecting phytoplankton -- the tiny sea creatures -- in the world`s oceans, which will lead to the change in colour -- intensifying its blue and green regions. 

Feb 07, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

MIT study claims that earth may not appear as blue by 2100. Here's why

The findings showed that phytoplanktons in the oceans across the world are significantly affected by the climate change.

Feb 05, 2019, 20:09 PM IST

Citizen scientists find new planet, twice Earth's size, using NASA telescope

Located 226 light-years away in the constellation Taurus, the planet lies in a stellar system known as K2-288.

Jan 10, 2019, 16:43 PM IST

Pune man 'spots' alien object outside his window, writes to PMO

He felt certain that this "alien object" was sending critical information about Earth to its home planet,

Dec 28, 2018, 10:08 AM IST

Earth's oldest known evolved rocks result of collision of asteroids

The oldest evolved rocks on Earth are the consequence of asteroids colliding with the planet 4 billion years ago, an Australian research released on Tuesday revealed.

Aug 14, 2018, 09:30 AM IST

Mars closest to Earth in 15 years, watch it live on your mobile phone

In October 2020, such a phenomenon will again take place.

Jul 31, 2018, 12:52 PM IST

Mars to be closest to the Earth today in 15 years, spectacle to be visible from India

Mars which is already brighter than usual, will shine even more and will appear to be bigger on Tuesday. 

Jul 31, 2018, 10:54 AM IST

NASA's newest planet hunter begins search for more planets around nearby stars

TESS is NASA`s latest satellite to search for planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets. 
 

Jul 29, 2018, 12:57 PM IST

Aliens on Mars? Liquid lake discovered on the Red Planet

The researchers said it could take years to verify whether something is actually living in this body of water that resembles a subglacial lake on Earth.

Jul 26, 2018, 10:02 AM IST

Quadrillion tons of diamonds may be hidden in Earth, far from anyone's reach

Shaped like inverted mountains, cratons can stretch as deep as 200 miles through the Earth’s crust and into its mantle, geologists refer to their deepest sections as “roots.”

Jul 23, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years, next month

Perihelic opposition will occur on July 27 and bring Mars closest to Earth.

Jun 18, 2018, 21:30 PM IST

Evidence of stars forming only 250 million years after Big Bang found by astronomers

Scientists are said to have found traces of first stars which suggests that they winked to life roughly 250 million years after the Big Bang. 

May 24, 2018, 00:45 AM IST

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries` time, a scientific study said on Thursday.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:16 AM IST

Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:20 AM IST

Huge asteroid gives Earth surprise flyby

If you are not aware that a giant asteroid the size of a football field flew past Earth over the weekend, you are not alone as even NASA scientists got to know about the flyby only a few hours before it happened, media reported.

Apr 17, 2018, 11:25 AM IST

NASA to study tiny sea creatures to understand Earth's atmosphere and climate

For the first time, scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are studying the tiny sea creatures called phytoplankton and their impact on the atmosphere and climate of the Earth.

Apr 11, 2018, 12:57 PM IST