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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

Australian scientists go deep into caves to study impact of climate change

Scientists from University of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia are moving into caves to understand how climate change and land use are affecting groundwater resources.

Apr 09, 2018, 18:13 PM IST

World's first ever luxury hotel in space 'Aurora Station' to launch in 2021

Want to spend a night up in the sky away from the Earth? Well, this may sound bizarre at first, but your wish may actually come true. 

Apr 06, 2018, 18:04 PM IST

Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study

Dinosaurs were in trouble long before the massive asteroid - believed to be the primary cause of their extinction - hit the Earth some 65 million years ago, a study suggests.

Apr 05, 2018, 13:52 PM IST

Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe -- a collection of stars born shortly after the Big Bang.

Apr 05, 2018, 11:32 AM IST

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovers 'Icarus', the farthest star ever seen

The Hubble Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered the farthest star ever seen, named Icarus.The enormous blue star is located over halfway across the universe.

Apr 03, 2018, 11:40 AM IST

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth

The eight-tonne Tiangong-1 was mostly burnt up when it entered the Earth's atmosphere in the central region of the South Pacific at around 8:15 am Beijing time, China's Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said.

Apr 02, 2018, 16:04 PM IST

China's space lab 'Tiangong-1' set to re-enter Earth this weekend

China's first experimental space lab, Tiangong-1, is expected to plunge back to the Earth's atmosphere this weekend.

Mar 30, 2018, 12:15 PM IST

Astronomers discover hot Earth-sized planet outside our solar system

K2-229b is 20 percent larger than Earth but has a mass 2.6 times greater -- and a dayside temperature of over 2000 degrees Celsius.

Mar 28, 2018, 15:30 PM IST

China's space lab Tiangong-1 is falling to Earth this week

Space authorities said that the space lab should burn up in the atmosphere.

Mar 27, 2018, 10:44 AM IST

SpaceX rocket launch creates 60 kilometre-wide hole in Earth's ionosphere

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched on August 24, 2017 has created a massive hole in the Earth's ionosphere.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:31 PM IST

61-year-old man launches himself in homemade rocket; lands on Mojave Desert

Mike Hughes launched himself into the sky aboard his self-built steam-powered rocket at 325mph on Saturday, March 24.

Mar 26, 2018, 13:41 PM IST

Origin of life on Earth: Cyanide may have been the key ingredient

A mixture of cyanide and copper, when irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light, may have produced simple sugars that formed a key ingredient responsible for the origin of life on Earth.

Mar 21, 2018, 13:51 PM IST

No movie style rescue, says NASA as Asteroid Bennu continues towards Earth

It is estimated that Bennu, which is the size of the Empire State Building, would unleash 1,200 megatons of energy on impact, 80,000 times that of the Hiroshima bomb.

Mar 17, 2018, 19:52 PM IST

Huge solar storm to hit Earth on March 15, could damage satellites

The storm can disrupt satellites and various forms of electronic communications, knock out power supplies, and trigger stunning auroras.

Mar 15, 2018, 12:17 PM IST

NASA's 'HAMMER' spacecraft will swat away asteroids before they hit Earth

'HAMMER' stands for Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response.

Mar 13, 2018, 16:55 PM IST

Juno revelation: Jupiter's mysterious jet-streams are 'unearthly'

The findings, based on based on data collected by the Juno mission, will improve understanding of Jupiter's interior structure, core mass and, eventually, its origin.

Mar 08, 2018, 13:25 PM IST

Want to touch the Sun? NASA invites the public for first solar mission

NASA renamed the Solar Probe Plus to Parker Solar Probe in May 2017 to honour astrophysicist Eugene Parker. 

Mar 07, 2018, 12:02 PM IST

Earth's atmosphere may hold key to detecting alien life, says study

The new findings on how life evolves in different atmospheres could lay the foundation for scientists to interpret early biosignatures and signs of life on Earth-size exoplanets.

Feb 20, 2018, 17:25 PM IST

Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought

The study indicates that these events actually occurred a hundred million years earlier, changing perceptions of the evolution of the Earth's biosphere.

Feb 20, 2018, 11:26 AM IST