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Small asteroid to shoot closely past Earth on Friday

What is interesting to note is that the asteroid was discovered by astronomers at the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona very recently – on February 4.

Feb 08, 2018, 11:38 AM IST

Ozone layer above populated regions is declining, warns study

Ozone in the lower stratosphere is slowly disintegrating, an international team of two dozen researchers warned.

Feb 07, 2018, 14:42 PM IST

NASA to launch GOLD mission to study Earth's boundary with space

It is the first NASA science mission to fly an instrument as a commercially hosted payload.

Jan 25, 2018, 13:11 PM IST

Asteroid, larger than the tallest structure in world, to skim past Earth next month

The space rock has been dubbed 2002 AJ129 and it's bigger than the half-mile tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.

Jan 19, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

'Quasars' help scientists detect the structuring of the universe for the first time

The big announcement was made on Monday by the National Astronomical Observations (NAOC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Jan 16, 2018, 08:40 AM IST

Origin of life on Earth: New recipe for early life discovered by Indian-origin chemist

In previous studies, researchers imagined early life using the same molecules for the citric acid cycle as life uses today. 

Jan 08, 2018, 18:46 PM IST

Global warming targeting 2 degree Celsius may make the world drier: Scientists

Researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China studied projections from 27 global climate models.

Jan 02, 2018, 13:03 PM IST

Cosmic rays from exploding stars affecting Earth's climate: Study

The study showed that high-energy particles from exploded stars knock electrons out of air molecules. This produces ions -- positive and negative molecules in the atmosphere.

Dec 20, 2017, 18:44 PM IST

Life on Earth would have been impossible without fungi, says study

The amount of phosphorus transferred could have been very large under the ancient atmospheric conditions, but fungi had the power to dramatically alter the ancient atmosphere, the researchers said.
 

Dec 19, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

NASA gearing up to explore untouched Antarctic stretch

The team led by two NASA scientists will begin their two- to three-week traverse in an arc around the South Pole on December 21, NASA said.
 

Dec 15, 2017, 15:03 PM IST

Why meteoroids often blow up before hitting Earth

The new research, published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, suggests that Earth's atmosphere is a better shield from meteoroids than previously thought.

Dec 12, 2017, 17:44 PM IST

Scientists discover Earth-like conditions on exoplanet located 111 light-years-away

While looking at the planet's data, the same researchers also discovered for the first time that the planet has a neighbour.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:37 PM IST

Cooking fats can trigger major cooling effect on the planet: Study

Experiments showed that the fatty acids were more resistant to chemical attack by ozone, and therefore can survive longer and travel further in the atmosphere.

Nov 26, 2017, 14:42 PM IST

Distinction between night and day disappearing due to light pollution: Study

From 2012 to 2016, Earth’s artificially lit outdoor area grew by 2.2% per year, with a total radiance growth of 1.8% per year.

Nov 23, 2017, 18:07 PM IST

Doomsday: Has NASA confirmed the possibility of Earth getting hit by an asteroid?

NASA detected the asteroid in 2004 and has been observing the celestial body for the past 13 years, finally concluding that the deadly strike may occur in 2036.

Nov 20, 2017, 13:46 PM IST

See how Earth changed in 20 years through the eyes of NASA

The space-based view of life allows scientists to monitor crop, forest and fisheries health around the globe, NASA said.
 

Nov 19, 2017, 13:31 PM IST

Exoplanet twice the size of Earth may have similar atmospheric ingredients

Due to the intense heat from its host star and its inability to maintain liquid water, the exoplanet doesn't have the potential to support life

Nov 17, 2017, 12:49 PM IST

Cooling Earth artificially could lead to disastrous consequences: Scientists

The research centred on the impact solar geoengineering methods may have on the frequency of tropical cyclones.

Nov 15, 2017, 18:52 PM IST

Earth being driven towards 'tipping points' due to climate change: Report

In relation to climate change, these invisible thresholds are a point-of-no-return beyond which lies a world that could fall rapidly and seriously out of balance.

Nov 15, 2017, 12:41 PM IST

CO2 emissions projected to rise again in 2017 after three-year hiatus: Report

 The figures point to China as the main cause of the renewed growth in fossil emissions -- with a projected growth of 3.5 percent.  

Nov 14, 2017, 19:27 PM IST