Tag: Earth

Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA

Washington: NASA’s New Horizon probe, set for a Pluto flyby on July 14 has confirmed that there is frozen methane on Pluto’s surface. The Earth-based astronomers first observed Methane on Pluto in 1976. “We already knew there was methane on Pluto but these are our first detections,” said Will Grundy, team leader with the Lowell […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Young solar system around nearby star discovered

Washington: An international team has discovered a young planetary system that shares remarkable similarities to our own early solar system. The images reveal a ring-like disk of debris surrounding a Sun-like star, in a birth environment similar to our Sun. The disk appears to be sculpted by at least one unseen solar system-like planet, is […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
NASA seeks robotic spacecraft for asteroid mission

Washington: NASA is seeking ideas from US companies for a spacecraft design that can be used for its ambitious Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit. The US space agency plans to launch the unmanned ARM in early 2020s. This will use a robotic spacecraft to capture a large […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
New technique to hunt for Earth-like planets

German researchers have developed a new technique that will help astronomers hunt for Earth-like planets around distant stars with ease

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
'Earth on track to warmest year on record'

The globally averaged temperatures for October as well as the January-to-October period were both the highest on record since record keeping began in 1880, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has said

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Asteroid to fly by Earth safely Jan 26

Washington: An asteroid will safely pass about three times the distance of the Earth to the Moon Jan 26, NASA reported.

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
NASA discovers three new Earth-size planets in habitable zone

Washington: In a major find, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has discovered three new Earth-size habitable or “Goldilocks” zones around Sun-like stars. Of the three, two are likely made of rock like our Earth. Of more than 1,000 verified planets found by Kepler, eight are less than twice Earth-size and in their stars’ habitable zone. All […]

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
2018 fourth hottest year on record: NASA

Washington: Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880 and the planet will warm further, especially since greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have said. Global temperatures in 2018 were 0.83 degrees Celsius warmer than the 1951 to 1980, according to […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Earth is flat, said YouTube

San Francisco: In a major goof-up, popular video-sharing platform YouTube projected it upon impressionable minds that — the Earth is flat — raising the number of people who now seriously believe the planet to be a flat unending stretch of land, a study said. The fact which is to the contrary was proved almost five […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
NASA's new mission to study space weather from ISS

Washington: NASA has selected a new mission that will help scientists understand and, ultimately, forecast the vast space weather system around our planet. The Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) mission will cost $42 million and is planned to launch in August 2022, attached to the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station (ISS), the US space […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Moon's crust hides early history of Sun: NASA scientists

Washington: A team of astrophysicists, including one of Indian origin, has found that the Moon, where NASA will be sending astronauts by 2024, contains clues to the ancient mysteries of the Sun, which are crucial to understanding the development of life. Our natural satellite took shape when a Mars-sized object smashed into Earth about 4.5 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
'207 feet' Asteroid To Move Towards Earth Today; Will It Harm Us?

A huge asteroid named 2019 NJ2 with a diameter of nearly 2017 feet will move towards Earth today. According to the NASA’s CNEOS(Center For Near Earth Studies), asteroid 2019 NJ2, will reach its closes distance to Earth today at 7.53 pm (Standard Time). Reports claim that the asteroid 2019 NJ2 is currently moving at a speed […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Moon may have more frozen water than previously thought

Washington: Earth’s Moon and Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may have far more water ice than previously thought, new evidence suggests. “If confirmed, this potential reservoir of frozen water on the Moon may be sufficiently massive to sustain long-term lunar exploration,” said Noah Petro, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Odisha Fixes Eyes On Sky To Witness 2019's Last Solar Eclipse Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With only a few hours left for the rare annular solar eclipse tomorrow, people across Odisha are all geared up to witness the celestial phenomenon. From telescopes to special eye glasses, protective devices have been kept for visitors at the Pathani Samanta Planetarium and APJ Abdul Kalam Planetarium in Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur, respectively. “Nobody […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Earth May Have Been Wet Ever Since It Formed

Washington: Earth’s water may have come from materials that were present in the inner solar system at the time the planet formed, suggests a new study. The findings of this study, published in the journal Science, are surprising because the Earth’s building blocks are often presumed to be dry. “Our discovery shows that the Earth’s […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021