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Countdown begins to longest-ever lunar eclipse in the universe

Friday will turn into a day to remember, as the world will witness the longest lunar eclipse to date, which will last for an hour and forty-five minutes.According to CNN, the moon will be in perfect alignment with the sun and Earth, with the moon in the middle of the Earth and the sun. Coupled with

Earth Resides in Oddball Solar System

Earth Resides in Oddball Solar System

Earth Resides in Oddball Solar System : Our solar system may be an oddball in the universe. A new study using data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope shows that in most cases, exoplanets orbiting the same star have similar sizes and regular spacing between their orbits. By contrast, our own solar system has a range

Exploding stars influence Earth's weather

Read out! How exploding stars influence Earth’s weather

Exploding stars influence Earth’s weather: A DTU lead team of scientists have found a missing link between exploding stars, clouds and the Earth’s climate. The findings have just been published in the journal Nature Communications. The scientists call the new discoveries ‘a breakthrough’ in the understanding of how cosmic rays from supernovae can influence Earth’s cloud

Mars: Not as dry as it seems

Although today’s Martian surface is barren, frozen and inhabitable, a trail of evidence points to a once warmer, wetter planet, where water flowed freely. The conundrum of what happened to this water is long standing and unsolved. However, new research published in Nature suggests that this water is now locked in the Martian rocks. Scientists

End of Earth to begin on Sept 23?

A video has been shared on YouTube which claims that the end of the Earth will begin on Saturday (September 23). This video has claimed that the descriptions given in the Bible have been cited. A self-proclaimed Christian researcher David Myde has made this claim in the video. The video has been seen by 27 million people

NASA discovers 120,000 km-wide hole on the sun

Nasa has confirmed the appearance of a 75,000-mile-wide (1, 20,701 km) hole on the Sun that could affect the Earth.Sunspots are darker, cooler areas on the surface of the sun, caused by interactions with the sun’s magnetic field.They tend to appear in regions of intense magnetic activity, and when that energy is released, solar flares

Asteroid hitting Earth very much possible, warns scientist

Asteroid hitting Earth much possible, warns scientist. London, June 21 (IANS) The world must be prepared for an asteroid strike, which is just a matter of time, warns a leading astrophysicist from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. It is a case of when an asteroid collision will happen, rather than if it will happen,

I am committed to make Earth a better planet: PM Modi

I am committed to make Earth a better planet: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the need for nurturing a better planet on World Environment Day today. He also saluted those working towards protecting the environment.Modi said this year’s theme of ‘connecting people to nature’ was nothing but a way “getting connected with ourselves”. “World Environment Day is the right time to reaffirm our commitment

Big asteroid to fly ‘very close’ to Earth in mid-April: NASA

Washington: A large near-Earth asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will fly safely past Earth on April 19th, US space agency NASA has said. The space rock, known as 2014 JO25, is estimated to be 2,000 feet in size. It is expected to fly by Earth at a safe distance of about 1.1 million miles

Four persons buried alive under mound of earth

Khagaria(Bihar):  Four persons, including a woman and three girls, were buried alive today as a mound of earth caved in and fell on them in Khagaria district, a police officer said. The incident took place at Akaha village as a chunk of earth caved in trapping five persons under rubble while they were digging soil

Moon was born when space rock hit Earth 4.5 bn years ago

Washington:  The moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, say researchers who studied a layer of iron and other elements. The authors argue this was the same impact that sent a great mass of debris hurtling into space, creating the moon. The scientists used laboratory simulations

‘Earth’s carbon came from smash up with Mercury-like planet’

Washington: Most of the Earth’s life-giving carbon may have come from a collision about 4.4 billion years ago between our planet and an embryonic planet similar to Mercury, scientists, including one of Indian origin, have found. Rajdeep Dasgupta from Rice University in the US and his colleagues studied how carbon-based life developed on Earth, given

Earth-Like Planet Found Orbiting the Nearest Star to the Sun

The next star over has a planet that’s kinda like ours. Astronomers just discovered the closest possible Earth-like planet outside our solar system. It orbits our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri. The planet is warm enough for liquid water, is almost certainly rocky and terrestrial, and could even have an atmosphere. At just 4.2 light years

Breaking- Earthquake tremors felt in Amritsar

Amritsar: Earthquake tremors were felt in Punjab’s Amritsar on Sunday. The tremors were felt at around 5:24 pm. According to reports, the intensity of the tremors was light. The magnitude of the earthquake was 4.4 on Richter scale. The epicenter was 37 km away from Lahore. The depth was 10 kms. No report of damage