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Explained: Is the 'Burj Khalifa-sized' asteroid approaching Earth a threat?

December 03, 2020 12:11 pm

In reality, a civilisation-threatening risk from space objects is extremely rare – occurring once every few million years, according to NASA.

Colossal asteroid may crash into the Earth in 2068

October 29, 2020 7:18 pm

It is expected that this asteroid will whizz past the Earth on April 13, 2029, when it would be easily visible from the naked eye.

Mars will be closest to the Earth in October -- here's how to spot the Red Planet

October 10, 2020 3:00 pm

NASA in its skywatching guide wrote that October is the best time to view Mars as it reaches its highest point at midnight and then will be visible throughout the night.

A new mini-Moon to join Earth’s orbit; could be space junk from 1960s

September 25, 2020 1:28 pm

As per the information published on CNN website, Dr Paul Chodas of CNEOS, believes that this space object is not any ordinary heavenly body and it may be a lost rocket, launched somewhere in the 1960s.

Explained: Why most asteroids do not pose a threat to Earth

September 07, 2020 8:47 am

Asteroid 465824 2010 FR, “twice as big as the Pyramid of Giza” and expected to cross the Earth’s orbit September 6, has invited similar reactions– clinching alarming descriptions such as “rocky horror” and “dangerous asteroid”.

NASA tracks 'splitting dent' in Earth's magnetic field which can damage satellites

August 19, 2020 6:46 pm

The recent data shows that it is expanding westward and splitting into two lobes which can result in the weakening of the magnetic field and thus creating problems for current and future satellite missions.

NASA sports a tiny asteroid; closest-ever seen passing Earth

August 20, 2020 8:12 am

Asteroid 2020 QG passing Earth: The asteroid was nearly the size of an SUV car as it was roughly 10 to 20 feet across. Even if the asteroid was on the trajectory to hit our planet, it was likely that it would not have had a major impact after becoming a fireball upon entering Earth's atmosphere. 

Venus has 37 active volcanic structures, scientists find

July 21, 2020 5:39 pm

The researchers during the study hunted for young coronae in the imagery of Venus' surface captured by spacecraft like NASA's Magellan probe, which orbited Venus from 1990 to 1994.

Moon is asymmetric: Scientists provide explanation why far and near side are different

June 23, 2020 6:44 pm

The study suggests that the Moon’s KREEP-enriched maria influenced lunar evolution since the Moon formed.

'Wearing a mask', a 2km long asteroid will fly by Earth today

April 29, 2020 1:14 pm

“In 2079, asteroid 1998 OR2 will pass Earth about 3.5 times closer than it will this year, so it is important to know its orbit precisely,” Flaviane Venditti, a research scientist at the Arecibo Observatory said.

EARTH PHOTOS

In pictures: Stunning 'pink supermoon' lights up skies across the world

April 29, 2021 2:52 pm

First supermoon of 2021 light up the skies across the world. In its closest approach to Earth, the bigger and brighter supermoon delighted sky-watchers. Check out these stunning images.

EARTH VIDEOS

Seven countries are home to over half the world's population: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

About 53% of the world population of the world lives in just seven countries. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.

India, US to launch satellite on climate change in 2021

February 26, 2016 5:27 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): India and the United States are collaborating to build a satellite on climate change which will be launched in 2021, said US ambassador to India Richard Verma.Divulging details, Verma said space agencies are developing NASA –ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar project or NISAR and plan to launch it from India’s impressive geo-synchronised satellite launch vehicle in 2021. Verma added that the satellite will use advance radar imaging to provide an unprecedented detail view of earth.