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Summer solstice 2022: What is it and how is it significant?

June 22, 2022 11:40 am

June 21 is the day of Summer Solstice in 2022. But what does that mean?

Earth Day 2022: All you need to know about the history, significance, and theme of the day

April 22, 2022 12:02 pm

This year, the theme of the day is 'Invest in Our Planet' with an aim "to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods".

Earth’s interior is cooling faster than expected, study notes

January 26, 2022 11:17 am

The results showed that the thermal conductivity of bridgmanite was about 1.5 times higher than assumed.

Thomas Lovejoy, biologist who championed biodiversity, dies at 80

December 28, 2021 1:00 pm

Lovejoy’s research brought him to the Amazon in the 1960s and he became a passionate advocate for tropical rainforests.

Winter solstice on December 21: Here is a fun activity you can do today

December 21, 2021 2:30 pm

On December 21, the Northern Hemisphere tilts the farthest away from the Sun

White dwarf with fastest spin: one rotation every 25 seconds

November 24, 2021 12:00 pm

The white dwarf is pulling gaseous plasma from a nearby companion star and flinging it into space at around 3,000 kilometres per second.

Explained: What caused Earth’s first mass extinction

November 09, 2021 3:07 pm

The Ordovician mass extinction that occurred about 445 million years ago killed about 85% of all species.

Is a giant asteroid headed towards Earth? All you need to know

July 21, 2021 4:32 pm

The latest visit by 2008 GO20 was on June 20, 2008, and it is expected to fly past again on July 25, 2034.

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.

EARTH PHOTOS

Lunar Eclipse 2021: Glimpses of the astronomical event from around the world

November 20, 2021 10:22 am

The lunar eclipse was the longest of this century and longer than any other eclipse dating back 580 years.

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.

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