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    Close encounter between Mars and Earth

    Mars and Earth got unusually cozy drawing closer to each other than they have in more than a decade.

  • Study finds answer to why Earth’s atmosphere became oxygenated

    Based on a new model that draws from research in diverse fields including petrology, geodynamics, volcanology and geochemistry, the findings of Earth scientists from Rice University, Yale University and the University of Tokyo offer a new answer to the long-standing question of how our planet acquired its oxygenated atmosphere.

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    April this year was hottest on record: NASA

    Last month was the hottest April on record, according to new data released by NASA, making it the sixth month in a row to have temperatures more than one degree Celsius above the 1951-1980 average.

  • Cosmic dust unveils Earth’s ancient atmosphere

    Ancient Earth’s upper atmosphere contained about the same amount of oxygen as today, according to a new study that challenges the accepted view of our planet’s atmosphere.

  • Small blue galaxy may spill Big Bang clues

    A faint blue galaxy about 30 million light-years from Earth and located in the constellation Leo Minor could shed new light on conditions at the birth of the universe.

  • Young earth’s air weighed less than half of today’s: Study

    Researchers from the University of Washington have shown how the early earth had a thicker atmosphere to compensate for weaker sunlight.

  • Comet craters brought ‘seed of life’ on Earth

    Large meteorite and comet impacts in the sea created structures that provided conditions favourable for life on Earth, reveal geochemists from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland.

  • Microscopic ‘timers’ reveal likely source of cosmic rays: NASA

    Microscopic “timers” have revealed the likely source of galactic radiation that we detect at Earth. Most of the cosmic rays originated relatively recently in the nearby clusters of massive stars, according to new results from NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft.

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    Supernova iron discovered on Earth’s Moon

    This supernova hypothesis was first put forth in 1999 by researchers at the TUM who had found initial evidence in a deep-sea crust.

  • Virtual Earth-space telescope reveals new details of Milky Way galaxy; temp hotter than 10 tn degrees

    Astronomers have created a virtual Earth-space radio telescope more than 100,000 miles across – a super-high resolution that reveals new details of a quasar and our Milky Way. The researchers were surprised when their Earth-space system revealed a temperature hotter then 10 trillion degrees.

  • Earth set for hotter, drier, wetter future: Researcher (March 23 is World Meteorological Day)

    There is strong evidence that the Earth is already one degree Celsius hotter than at the start of the 20th century – and the past four years have been the hottest on record. All this is a a foretaste of a hotter, drier and wetter future, says an international researcher.

  • Gene behind evolution of intelligent life identified

    Scientists have identified a common ancestral gene that enabled the evolution of advanced life more than a billion years ago, and without which life on our planet would probably still be bacterial slime. The gene, found in all complex organisms, including plants and animals, encodes for a large group of enzymes known as protein kinases that enabled cells to be larger and to rapidly transfer information from one part to another.

  • Why no alien has listened to us till date

    Why have we not received any call from the aliens out there yet? What if extraterrestrial observers called but nobody on Earth heard? As scientists step up their search for other life in the universe, two astrophysicists from McMaster University are proposing a way to make sure we don’t miss the signal if extraterrestrial observers try to contact us first.

  • Object located around black hole 5 bn light-years from Earth measured

    A team of scientists has accurately detected a structure in the innermost region of a quasar at a distance of more than five billion light-years from Earth. It’s the most accurate measure achieved until now of such a small and distant object, and it has been achieved thanks to the so-called gravitational microlensing effect, caused by stars belonging to a galaxy between us and the quasar, and which may magnify tiny regions within the quasar.

  • Total solar eclipse coming to Southeast Asia on March 8

    Ever witnessed a total solar eclipse? Here’s a chance for all those space lovers. Come March 8, 2016, the moon will cast its shadow as it is all set to pass in front of the sun, says NASA.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

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