People took to Twitter with images and videos they captured of Jupiter along with its four largest moons.
Apart from 2005 RX3, the four asteroids which are headed toward Earth this week are 2020 PT4, 2022 QD1, 2022 QB37 and 2022 QJ50.
In December 2020, a capsule that had been carried on a six-year mission by Hayabusa2 delivered more than 5.4 grams of surface material to Earth from the Ryugu asteroid, located over 300 million km away.
Europa is a rocky world about the size of the Earth's moon that is surrounded by a global ocean and a miles-thick ice shell.
Asteroids are rocky fragments left over from the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago.
Bhubaneswar: Researchers in climate science are studying coastal inundation for developing a Land-Ocean-Atmospheric Modeling System to make prediction in case of extreme weather events, Prof UC Mohanty, Professor of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences at IIT, Bhubaneswar said. As climate change and global warming had been triggering erratic and extreme weather events, the coastal states […]
Nilagiri: The Balasore district administration has asked fire officials to examine an area in Baunsabania village under Nilagiri police limits in the district after the people of the village found smoke billowing out of the earth last evening. Talking to media persons, Bikash Kumar Sahu, a resident of Baunsabania village, said some people of the […]
Washington: Breaking a space exploration record on New Year’s Eve, NASA’s first asteroid-sampling mission, OSIRIS-REx, entered into orbit around the Bennu, making it the smallest object ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Inching around the asteroid at a snail’s pace, OSIRIS-REx’s first orbit marks a leap for humankind. Never before has a spacecraft from […]
New York: The Earth formed relatively quickly from a cloud of dust and gas around the sun, trapping water and gases in the planet’s mantle, according to a study. Besides determining Earth’s origins, the study led by a team from the University of California Davis could also help in identifying extrasolar systems that could support […]
Washington: A NASA spacecraft designed to bring a small sample from asteroid Bennu to Earth is on course to arrive at its destination on December 3, the US space agency has said. Launched in September 2016, the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has been slowly approaching Bennu, NASA said on Thursday. […]
Washington: US-based space agency NASA’s Mars InSight lander, due to arrive on the Red planet’s surface on Monday night, may teach us more about Earth. It is going to use seismometers to study the planet’s interior so we can learn more about how it formed and why it’s so different from Earth, BBC reported on […]
Geneva: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday said the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people. In a report, the IPCC said that governments around the […]
Jakarta: A strong earthquake located far below the Earth’s surface shook an area in Indonesia’s Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage, officials said. The US Geological Survey said the quake yesterday had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and was located 109 kilometers northwest of the village of Kampungbajo in central Indonesia at […]
New Delhi: If you missed the trilogy of supermoons earlier this year, the Lunar eclipse — the longest of the 21st century — set to occur on Friday, will offer you a rare celestial treat. The celestial spectacle, which would be seen in its entirety from all parts of India, last for 1 hour 43 […]
Bangkok: Thailand’s space research agency on Friday announced plans to send the durian fruit which is known for its strong, stinky smell, to space by July, as part of a project to produce Thai food suitable for future space travel. The baked durian will stay in space for five minutes before coming back to Earth, […]