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Earth's oldest rock found on Moon: Study

A lunar sample returned from the Moon by the Apollo 14 astronauts is making quite the buzz as it turns out to be the oldest rock from Earth.

The Earth’s shell has cracked, and we’re drifting on the pieces

Scientists are attempting to understand why Earth posses plate tectonics and Venus does not, despite both planets being similar in composition.


NASA's planet-hunting telescope discovers new super-Earth, hot Earth planets

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, better known as TESS, made an early discovery of "super-Earth" and "hot Earth" planets in solar systems at least 49 light-years away

Earth heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' state: Study

A team of scientists showed that even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, there is a risk of Earth entering what the scientists call "Hothouse Earth" conditions.

Study indicates that Earth's first animals caused global warming

This impact of bioturbation on global biogeochemistry likely affected animal evolution through expanded ocean anoxia, high atmospheric CO2 levels and global warming and possibly contributed to a number of mass extinction events.

A giant asteroid almost struck Earth and we had no idea it was coming

The asteroid was around six times as big as the one that slammed into Russia in 2013, injuring over 1,500 people and damaging thousands of buildings. The results would have been devastating if the asteroid had hit us.


Oxygen increase from 400 million years ago led to greater biodiversity: Study

A rapid rise in the oxygen levels over 400 million years ago may have provided a three-fold increase in biodiversity, new research has claimed.

Scientists predict surge in high-magnitude earthquakes in 2018 as earth rotation slows

At the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, a paper presentation by Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana in Missoula poured some light on the link between earth's rotation and seismic activity.

NASA collects 20 years of satellite data, makes video of Earth's transformation

NASA scientists have compiled a captivating video that maps how the Earth’s surface has changed over a span of 20 years, using data from various satellites. In the Northern Hemisphere, ecosystems wake up in the spring and sprout new leaves, while a fleet of Earth-observing satellites track the spread of the newly green vegetation. Meanwhile, […]

Scientists spot comets outside our solar system

These cosmic balls of ice and dust are some of the smallest objects yet found outside our own solar system.

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

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

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.