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Ten things you must know about Earth Day!

Here are some informat about the event that takes place on April 22 each year.

Apr 22, 2016, 10:53 AM IST

Earth Day: Offer 'reverence and gratitude' to planet, says PM Modi

Earth Day is being celebrated as an annual event on April 22 since 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Apr 22, 2016, 10:07 AM IST

Earth Day 2016: Simple ways you can help save the planet!

On this day, millions of people led by environmental activists take part in a range of activities from tree planting to picking up litter. 

Apr 22, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

New planet-hunting tool to refine exoplanet search

 A team of scientists has developed a new refined tool to search for exoplanets orbiting distant stars or other planetary detections.

Apr 12, 2016, 15:11 PM IST

Comets, asteroids made Mars habitable

Turns out, massive bombardment that occurred some four billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large as West Virginia may have made Mars more likely to support life.

Apr 06, 2016, 10:18 AM IST

Baby version of Earth on its way?

As per a recent study, a nearby Sun-like star may have its own planet in an Earth-like orbit someday.

Apr 01, 2016, 16:04 PM IST

Temperature map of super-Earth reveals a world of lava - Watch!

The map of super-Earth 55 Cancri e was created using temperature data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mar 31, 2016, 18:55 PM IST

Map of rocky exoplanet reveals lava world

An international team of astronomers has obtained the most detailed 'fingerprint' of a rocky planet outside our solar system to date, and found a planet of two halves: one that is almost completely molten, and the other which is almost completely solid.

Mar 31, 2016, 14:42 PM IST

See pic: This is how Istanbul looks from space!

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Mar 22, 2016, 09:31 AM IST

Planet with eccentric orbit spotted

 A team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen.

Mar 19, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Protective magnetic field helped life begin on Earth

 Not just water and oxygen, life thrived on early Earth thanks to another necessary ingredient: the presence of a protective magnetic field.

Mar 17, 2016, 13:48 PM IST

New NASA technology to better measure Earth's orientation

 The US space agency has deployed an advanced technology to precisely measure Earth's orientation and rotation - information that helps provide a foundation for navigation of all space missions and for geophysical studies of our planet.

Mar 11, 2016, 10:52 AM IST

Earth is special, indeed

The team discovered that if you bring the model forward 13.8 billion, none of the known 700 quintillion possible planets look like Earth.  

Feb 21, 2016, 15:26 PM IST

NASA's Hubble directly measures rotation of cloudy 'super-Jupiter

The planet, called 2M1207b, is about four times more massive than Jupiter and is dubbed a "super-Jupiter."

Feb 19, 2016, 13:50 PM IST

Collision between Earth and forming planet created Moon

The Moon was created when the Earth and forming planet called 'Theia' collided 4.5 billion years ago.

Jan 29, 2016, 12:20 PM IST

Astronomers discover widest known solar system

The planet, known as 2MASS J2126, is estimated to have about 11.6 to 15 times the mass of Jupiter. 

Jan 27, 2016, 23:55 PM IST

'Spiders' spotted on Mars?

Recently, a shape similar to spiders has been spotted on the surface of the Red Planet when NASA spacecraft captured an incredibly close-up image.

Jan 14, 2016, 13:16 PM IST

'Forbidden' substances on super-Earths may help sustain life

"Forbidden" substances can increase heat transfer rates and strengthen magnetic fields on massive Earth-like planets that may eventually help harbour living organisms, scientists say.

Jan 03, 2016, 13:54 PM IST

New way to measure gravity can spot alien life

In a bid to determine whether distant stars with planets orbiting them can harbour life, a global team of astronomers has discovered a new way to measure the pull of gravity at the surface of distant stars.

Jan 02, 2016, 11:32 AM IST

Wish Happy New Year to rare comet on January 1

Did you get a pair of binoculars or a telescope? If so, you can put them to the test by searching the Eastern sky for a view of a fuzzy comet on the first day of 2016.

Jan 01, 2016, 10:47 AM IST