Biological annihilation: Earth undergoing sixth mass extinction

Calling the loss of wildlife a "biological annihilation" that represents a "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilisation", they say billions of regional or local populations have been lost.

Jul 11, 2017, 15:38 PM IST

NASA plans to save Earth by knocking asteroid off its orbit

The target for the first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defence -- the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) -- is an asteroid that will have a distant approach to Earth in October 2022, and then again in 2024, NASA said. 

Jul 09, 2017, 22:18 PM IST

Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life

Greenland sharks, the longest living vertebrates on Earth which live for up to 400 years, could hold the secret to long life, geneticists mapping their DNA say. 

Jul 08, 2017, 22:01 PM IST

Huge asteroid Apophis is coming to Earth – How safe are we?

Apophis asteroid will speed past Earth on April 13, 2029, at just 18,600 miles away – which is less than one-tenth the distance between the Earth and the moon.

Jun 29, 2017, 10:58 AM IST

NISAR mission: NASA, ISRO begin work on joint project; on course for 2021 launch

The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, or NISAR, satellite will provide an unprecedented detailed view of Earth by using advanced radar imaging.

Jun 21, 2017, 11:40 AM IST

NASA’s MAVEN reveals how Sun stripped Mars' atmosphere

Since its launched in November 2013, MAVEN has come up with multiple discoveries, revealing how the Sun stripped Mars of most of its atmosphere.

Jun 17, 2017, 22:33 PM IST

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth growing, warn astronomers

The astronomers, from the Czech Academy of Sciences, drew their conclusion after analysing 144 bolides - large meteors that explode in the atmosphere - from the Taurids and detecting a new branch with at least two asteroids measuring 200-300 metres (220-330 yards) in diameter.

Jun 07, 2017, 09:31 AM IST

DNA: ISRO launches India’s heaviest rocket GSLV Mk III

This segment of DNA brings to you the India's accomplishment in the field of space technology. The country will now be able to carry out the launches of heavy satellites without any external help.

Jun 06, 2017, 00:21 AM IST

After spending 196 days in space, astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Oleg​ Novitskiy returns to Earth!

The two astronauts landed their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Friday at approximately 10:10 am EDT.

Jun 02, 2017, 22:32 PM IST

LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US made the detection on January 4 this year, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened.

Jun 01, 2017, 23:45 PM IST

British company comes up with satellite network to take HD images, videos of Earth

A prototype spacecraft is set to be launched later this year for testing. Five more such platforms will follow in 2019.

May 31, 2017, 13:42 PM IST

Bizarre discovery! Scientists say Earth was a 'donut-shaped' mass of hot, vaporised rock

Current theories of planet formation hold that rocky planets such as the Earth, Mars and Venus formed early in the existence of our solar system as smaller objects collided with each other. 

May 23, 2017, 23:48 PM IST

Lava within Earth's mantle still as hot as it was 2.5 billion years ago!

A mantle plume has been discovered – an upwelling of hot material from deep inside the Earth towards the surface – that still seems to be bubbling away even after 2.5 billion years.

May 23, 2017, 22:56 PM IST

Titan evolved more like Mars than Earth, show river maps

The environment on Titan may seem surprisingly familiar. Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes. 

May 19, 2017, 20:06 PM IST

NASA probes detect man-made bubble around Earth

The impact of such communications extend out beyond our atmosphere, creating a bubble surrounding Earth, NASA`s Van Allen Probes, which study electrons and ions in the near-Earth environment, have revealed. 

May 18, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

India to launch Rs 10,000-crore Deep Ocean Mission

 India plans to launch a Rs 10,000-crore Deep Ocean Mission in December to carry out research to harness ocean resources in a "responsible manner", an official said on Tuesday.

May 10, 2017, 00:48 AM IST

US Air Force's secret space plane lands after 2-year mission

The X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, landed yesterday morning at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the Air Force said.

May 08, 2017, 21:31 PM IST

Scientists call for more precision in global warming predictions

A new, more precise way to measure the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth`s climate in an article was published on Thursday in the academic journal Science.

May 05, 2017, 01:10 AM IST

Revealed- How world's biggest volcanoes are formed

 The study found that the volcanoes were formed along twin tracks due to a shift in the Pacific plates direction three million years ago.

May 04, 2017, 22:11 PM IST

Not just craters, meteorite impact can trigger long-lived volcanic eruptions on Earth

The researchers studied rocks filling one of the largest preserved impact structures on the planet, located in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. 

May 04, 2017, 16:30 PM IST