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NASA's OSIRIS-REx captures Earth in all its glory while on its way to Bennu – See pic

While whizzing past our home planet, the MapCam camera on the spacecraft looked towards Earth to capture a color composite image, which NASA has now released.

Sep 27, 2017, 09:44 AM IST

NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft slingshots past Earth

NASA`s asteroid sample return spacecraft flew past Earth on Friday on its way to asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August.

Sep 23, 2017, 12:34 PM IST

This is how stars cause comets to strike Earth! - Read

The team predicted that within the next million years between 19 and 24 stars will come within 3.26 light years of the Sun ? close enough to deflect comets from their original paths

Sep 04, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

NASA's asteroid-bound probe to approach Earth for gravity assist

Using the Earth as a slingshot, the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security - Regolith Explorer) will receive an assist to complete its journey to the asteroid Bennu.

Sep 02, 2017, 12:05 PM IST

Gigantic asteroid 'Florence' safely zooms past Earth

This is the closest by this asteroid since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until after 2500.. 

Sep 01, 2017, 12:32 PM IST

Dino-killing asteroid plunged Earth into darkness

The asteroid triggered global wildfires that lofted into the air tremendous amounts of soot.

Aug 22, 2017, 15:13 PM IST

NASA launches 'TDRS-M' satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

The US space agency NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites to ensure the astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) can communicate with Earth.

Aug 18, 2017, 22:32 PM IST

Asteroid Florence to whizz past Earth at a safe distance on Septmeber 1, says NASA

The 2017 encounter is the closest by this asteroid since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until after 2500. 

Aug 18, 2017, 16:52 PM IST

Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth

A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the first animals appeared on earth, according to a study led by Australian researchers.

Aug 17, 2017, 20:25 PM IST

Mystery busted! This is how first animals appeared on Earth

The mystery behind how the first animals appeared on planet Earth has finally been busted.

Aug 17, 2017, 14:22 PM IST

NASA to study Earth's ionosphere during total solar eclipse

The Moon's shadow will block the Sun's light, and weather permitting, those within the path of totality will be treated to a view of the Sun's outer atmosphere, called the corona.

Aug 11, 2017, 19:19 PM IST

NASA to hire new 'planetary protection officer' for protection of Earth from aliens

The US space agency NASA is hiring a new planetary protection officer to defend Earth from aliens and it comes with a six-figure salary.NASA

Aug 03, 2017, 14:08 PM IST

Iran successfully tests satellite launch rocket

The Simorgh satellite carrier would be able to put satellites weighing as much as 250 kg at an orbit about 500 km above the Earth's surface, according to Tasnim news agency.

Jul 28, 2017, 00:55 AM IST

Want to know Moon's role in Solar Eclipse? Watch the video

According to NASA, the Sun take most of the attention in a Solar Eclipse, but the moon also plays a pivotal role.

Jul 22, 2017, 21:35 PM IST

Humans turning Earth into 'plastic planet', says study

Researchers, including those from the University of Georgia (UGA) in the US, found that by 2015, humans had generated 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics, 6.3 billion tonnes of which had already become waste.

Jul 21, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion

Three space-based observatories Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble Space Telescope and a ground-based observatory HARPS have simultaneously detected a massive coronal explosion on the nearest planet-hosting star 'Proxima Centauri', a top scientist revealed here on Wednesday.

Jul 20, 2017, 00:08 AM IST

Life on Earth began on land, not sea: Scientists

The findings pushes back the time for the emergence of microbial life on Earth by 580 million years.

Jul 19, 2017, 22:24 PM IST

Earth may have had muddy origin, says study

Scientists have long held the belief that planets - including Earth - were built from rocky asteroids, but new research challenges that view.

Jul 15, 2017, 13:58 PM IST

Scientists in China teleport first object 300 miles into space!

Last month, the Chinese team demonstrated they could send entangled photons from space to Earth. The latest work does the reverse: they sent photons from the mountaintop base to the satellite as it passed directly overhead.

Jul 13, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

How hidden stars may impact search for Earth-like planets

In the search for planets similar to our own, an important point of comparison is the planet's density.

Jul 13, 2017, 00:22 AM IST