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Largest known asteroid to fly past Earth in 2021: All you need to know about the March 21 event

The US space agency NASA has said that about 25,000 NEOs have been identified till now.

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China’s Mars probe Tianwen 1 sends its first image of Red Planet, readies itself for entering planet’s orbit

So far, the Tianwen 1 has been flying for 197 days and has covered over 465 million kilometres.

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NASA’s Cygnus spacecraft, named in memory of Kalpana Chawla, to depart from ISS; Check time for live telecast

Before the scheduled departure, the crew aboard the international space outpost would pack the spacecraft with the SharkSat hosted payload

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The Great Conjunction 2020: This Australia-based Indian photographer’s image has gone viral! Details

Christmas Star 2020: After a Twitter user from Sydney, Australia, shared the image on the microblogging site two days ago, the image has been liked 1.3 million times.

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Christmas Star 2020 tonight! Jupiter, Saturn to align together in closest rendezvous in 400 years

Great Conjunction 2020: Though Jupiter and Saturn pass each other and align in the sky roughly every 20 years, tonight would still mark a unique event of Great Conjunction.

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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.

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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 Toky

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.

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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

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.

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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-s

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 we

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 al

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

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 an

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.

Meteorite death in India: Man in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore not killed by meteorite, says NASA

Meteorite death in India: Scientists at the US space agency NASA have discounted reports that an Indian bus driver in Tamil Nadu was killed by a meteorite, saying he was likely hit by a land based explosion.

Rocky exoplanets have Earth-like interiors: Study

The interior structure of rocky exoplanets orbiting other stars will have interiors very similar to Earth -- a thin outer crust, a thick mantle, and a Mars-sized core, researchers have shown using a computer model.

New fossil fish species living 92 mn years ago with giant mouth discovered

Researchers have discovered two new fossil fish species that could swing the jaws open extra wide, like a parachute, from the Cretaceous Period, about 92 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed Earth.

Asteroid ‘TX68’ to pass by Earth on March 5 at 9,000-17,000 km distance: NASA

An asteroid, named 'TX68', is expected to make its closest approach to Earth on March 5 will pass peacefully without disturbing our world at a distance of between 9,000-17,000 km, says NASA.

US space agency NASA’s deep space rocket to launch small satellites, Orion spacecraft

The US space agency NASA on Tuesday said its new rocket for deep space mission, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 small satellites along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft during its first flight in 2018.

Stress buster in space for astronauts – space gardening!

Activities like growing plants in space can help astronauts reduce stress, suggests NASA's Behavioural Health and Performance team after pictures of the solitary orange zinnia astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted last week caught th

Is there a real 9th planet 10 times Earth in size beyond Pluto in the solar system?

Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology claim to have find an evidence of a new giant planet that has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and can bring the tally of planets in our solar system back to nine.

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