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Earth Day: PM Modi encourages working towards a clean, green planet

With this year's theme for Earth Day being 'Environmental and Climate Literacy', PM Modi hoped that it helps in building awareness on protecting nature and natural resources.

Apr 22, 2017, 15:49 PM IST

Peek-a-boo! NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught planet Earth peering from between Saturn's icy rings – See pic

It's a never-seen-before photograph clicked when Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth.

Apr 22, 2017, 12:30 PM IST

President Trump to make special long-distance call to record breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson

 US President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special long-distance call to NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on Monday, April 24.

Apr 20, 2017, 18:20 PM IST

Close shave- Giant asteroid passes within one million miles of Earth

The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, was about 1.1 million miles away from Earth - about 4.6 times the distance between Earth and the moon - when it passed by at about 8:30 a.m. E.S.T.

Apr 20, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet which is about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth.

Apr 19, 2017, 22:13 PM IST

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet which is about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth.

Apr 19, 2017, 22:13 PM IST

NASA radar spots asteroid 2014 JO25 prior to flyby – See pic

At the time, asteroid 2014 JO25 was 1.9 million miles (3 million kilometers) from Earth.

 

Apr 19, 2017, 14:57 PM IST

Large asteroid set to fly very close to Earth today – How to watch it LIVE

The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, will pass us by at a distance of 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) - or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. 

Apr 19, 2017, 09:24 AM IST

Decoding the mysteries of life: Physical mechanism may unveil secrets of origin, formation!

Identifying the process and mechanism driving this synthesis has been one of the largest questions concerning the origin of life.

Apr 17, 2017, 15:27 PM IST

Ocean worlds in solar system: NASA to reveal all tonight! - This is how you can watch it LIVE!

As per NASA, these new discoveries will also help inform future ocean world exploration.

Apr 13, 2017, 22:14 PM IST

Earth-sized planet similar to Star Wars' 'Tatooine' may support life, says study!

Scientists wondered if an Earth-size planet orbiting two suns could support life.

Apr 13, 2017, 20:17 PM IST

Solar storms can drain Earth’s electrical charge - See video

Now, a new research on solar storms finds they also can do the exact opposite - cause regions that are nearly depleted of electrically charged particles.

 

Apr 12, 2017, 14:15 PM IST

NASA revealing 'big discoveries' about ocean worlds this week – When, how to watch it Live

NASA will discuss new findings about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency's Saturn probe Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope at a new conference on Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. EDT (11.30 p.m. India time).

Apr 11, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

The Earth's mantle still lies untouched; Japanese scientists want to be the first to penetrate it!

The researchers plan to extend the drill 2.5 miles below the ocean’s surface, then bore through 3.7 miles of Earth’s crust and finally gather samples from the mantle.

Apr 10, 2017, 20:01 PM IST

Earth-like planet 'GJ 1132b' outside our Solar System has its own atmosphere

The planet known as GJ 1132b, which is 1.4-times the size of our planet Earth, is orbiting a red dwarf star GJ 1132 in the southern constellation Vela, at a distance of 39 light-years from us. 

Apr 10, 2017, 16:09 PM IST

Giant asteroid to fly 'very close' to Earth on April 19: Five things to know about upcoming approach of space rock

According to NASA, the space rock, a near-Earth asteroid, will fly by Earth at a safe distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometres), or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.

Apr 10, 2017, 12:11 PM IST

Large asteroid to buzz past Earth in April, says NASA

The space rock, known as 2014 JO25, is estimated to be 2,000 feet in size. It is expected to fly by Earth at a safe distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometres), or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.

Apr 08, 2017, 10:00 AM IST

More than 60,000 species of trees call Earth their home, says study

An important factor of the study is the geo-referencing of the tree species, which allow conservationists to locate individual species.

Apr 05, 2017, 23:03 PM IST

April Fool's Day comet set to make closest approach to Earth in more than 100 years

A comet, being called the April Fool`s Day comet, is set to make its closest approach to Earth in more than 100 years, claim NASA officials.

Apr 01, 2017, 12:27 PM IST

Planetary waves above Earth's surface exist on the Sun too!

For a brief period, from 2011 to 2014, scientists had the unprecedented opportunity to see the Sun's entire atmosphere at once.

Mar 28, 2017, 20:59 PM IST