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Earth receives tonnes of dust each year, thanks to asteroids

Earth receives tonnes of dust each year, thanks to asteroids

According to a study, around 5,000 tonnes of extraterrestial dust head toward our home planet when astronomical objects like comets and a...Read More

Comets brought carbon to Earth, Mars: Study

Comets brought carbon to Earth, Mars: Study

Comets could have been an essential source of carbon on planets like Earth and Mars during the early formation of the solar system, says ...Read More

This hot, rocky 'super-Earth' is bigger than our planet

This hot, rocky 'super-Earth' is bigger than our planet

The planet, called Gliese 486b, is a 'super-Earth': that is, a rocky planet bigger than Earth but smaller than ice giants like Neptune an...Read More

Astronomers discover three planets orbiting younger Sun-like star

Astronomers discover three planets orbiting younger Sun-like star

An international team of astronomers has discovered a trio of hot worlds larger than Earth orbiting a much younger version of our Sun cal...Read More

Indian-origin scientist may have found
a clue to how life began on Earth

Indian-origin scientist may have found a clue to how life began on Earth

Researcher Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy has found that a mix of DNA and RNA led to the formation of building blocks which later evolved an...Read More

NASA shares image of how the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter looked like from Moon

NASA shares image of how the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter looked like from Moon

Jupiter and Saturn merged in the night sky on Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo's time in the 17th cen...Read More

Earth-sized rogue planet found floating in the Milky Way

Earth-sized rogue planet found floating in the Milky Way

Rogue planets are a bit uncommon as although many of the known exoplanets discovered so far do not resemble those in our solar system, th...Read More

Pluto's mountains are snowcapped but not like Earth's

Pluto's mountains are snowcapped but not like Earth's

Earlier in 2015, the New Horizons space probe discovered spectacular snowcapped mountains on Pluto, which seemed strikingly similar to mo...Read More

Mars to be opposite, closest to Sun on October 13

Mars to be opposite, closest to Sun on October 13

On that date, Mars will be at opposition -- opposite the Sun in the sky. Earth will be situated directly between Mars and the Sun.

Airplane-size asteroid to cross Earth's orbit on Wednesday

Airplane-size asteroid to cross Earth's orbit on Wednesday

According to NASA which expects that the space rock will not cause any harm to our home planet.

Some planets may have more suitable conditions for life than Earth: Study

Some planets may have more suitable conditions for life than Earth: Study

The researchers from the Washington State University (WSU) in the US noted life could more easily thrive on planets that circle more slow...Read More

'Mighty mice' stay musclebound in space, a boon for astronauts

'Mighty mice' stay musclebound in space, a boon for astronauts

The findings hold promise for preventing muscle and bone loss in astronauts on prolonged space trips like Mars missions, as well as peopl...Read More

Perseverance Mars rover's twin ready to roll on Earth: NASA

Perseverance Mars rover's twin ready to roll on Earth: NASA

The US space agency has readied an Earthly twin of the six-wheeler in a bid to avoid as many unexpected issues as possible after the rove...Read More

Bacteria could survive journey to Mars, suggests new study

Bacteria could survive journey to Mars, suggests new study

The study showed that thick aggregates, or colonies that the bacteria form, can provide sufficient protection for the survival of bacteri...Read More

A new study reveals, exploding stars may have caused mass extinction on Earth

A new study reveals, exploding stars may have caused mass extinction on Earth

The paper has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

'Dent' in Earth's magnetic field slowly expanding: Scientists

'Dent' in Earth's magnetic field slowly expanding: Scientists

Earth's magnetic field acts like a protective shield around the planet, repelling and trapping charged particles from the Sun.

Tiny asteroid buzzes by Earth - the closest flyby on record

Tiny asteroid buzzes by Earth - the closest flyby on record

At roughly 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) across, asteroid 2020 QG is very small by asteroid standards: If it had actually been on an impa...Read More

Bend it like Mother Earth: Our planet's gravity bends asteroid just 2,950 kilometers above its surface

Bend it like Mother Earth: Our planet's gravity bends asteroid just 2,950 kilometers above its surface

Reports around an asteroid which came very close to planet Earth on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 12:08 a.m. EDT have surfaced the internet....Read More

NASA sounding rocket finds helium structures in Sun's atmosphere

NASA sounding rocket finds helium structures in Sun's atmosphere

Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen

Scientists use Earth as a proxy for detecting signs of life on exoplanets

Scientists use Earth as a proxy for detecting signs of life on exoplanets

Washington: As scientists search for signs of life on planets outside our solar system, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope h...Read More

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