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Scientists detect crack in Earth’s magnetic field, here is how it will affect you

earth crack
A breach in the protective magnetic shield of the earth has been observed by the largest and the most sensitive cosmic ray monitor in the world, the GRAPES -3 muon telescope located in Ooty. The telescope detected a burst of the galactic cosmic radiation,...

Ancient Earth had multiple magnetic poles one billion years ago, reveals Study

We know that our planet has two poles, and the magnetic field between the poles protect us from cosmic rays and solar winds. However, a recent study has revealed that there was a period in the planet's history when it had multiple poles, and...

Oceans in Europa might have Earth-like properties : NASA

Time & Again, Jupiter’s moon Europa has exhibited Earth-like ‘life favouring’ properties. It is almost a little difficult to find a place that shares so many similarities with our planet. A subsurface ocean covers its surface and a thick crust of ice is protecting it...

French researchers source comets to natural particles that made Earth habitable

According to findings of a new study published in the Science Journal, one of the building pieces of genetic material in living beings may have framed in cometary frosts. The researchers propose that comets could be source of the natural particles that made life...

China successfully launches SJ-10, a retrievable scientific research satellite (+Video)

SJ-10 Satellite
In combined efforts, China and Europe have set up mission that attempts to help geologists find more oil on earth. The duo will be launching crude oil into space through an experiment that will measure how oil molecules move under intense pressure. The scientists will...

NISAR: NASA-ISRO to launch satellite to study earthquakes and climate change

Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) and its U.S. equivalent, NASA, have come together to develop a satellite that will be dedicated to the study of climate change with a special focus on earthquakes and their patterns. The climate change satellite program marks the first...

New study shows human activities turning Earth into a ‘plastic planet’

Earth also known as plastic planet
A new study says hundreds of years after the human race have become extinct; the plastic garbage will still prevail creating a geological stratum. The ocean-floor is already covered with long-lived plastics, and more are being rolled out. The scientists suggest that instead of...

NASA formalised Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) to find and track Near-Earth objects

NASA NeoShield program
The European Union sponsored a program called NEOShield, which is developing methods of using nuclear weapons to deflect rogue asteroids that will one day cross the path of Earth and lead to a cataclysmic collision, wiping out life from the planet, much akin to...

Earth Crust heat loss mystery finally solved by scientists

For long scientists have been baffled by the difference between the theoretical rate at which the Earth’s crust is cooling at seafloor spreading ridges, and the measured readings. However, the mystery will soon be resolved with the discovery of a new type of hydrothermal...

Global warming might affect Oxygen level to cause mass mortality on Earth, says research

Global Warming could cause fall in oxygen
A terrifying new research has discovered that global warming could stop the tiny phytoplankton from carrying out the process of photosynthesis that will result in a fall in oxygen levels necessary to sustain life on planet Earth. NASA is even keeping an eye on the...

NASA Cassini’s CIRS camera captures unusual ice cloud covering Saturn’s moon, Titan

ice cloud on Titan
WASHINGTON, D.C: NASA’s Cassini mission has captured images that show a massive cloud covering the south pole of Titan, which is the largest of the moons that orbit planet Saturn. According to NASA, the rare ice cloud covering on Titan hovers at an altitude...

Unidentified Space Junk ‘WTF’ to hit Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka today

Unidentified Space Junk 'WTF' to hit Earth surface near Sri Lanka next month
Scientists have identified the mysterious object heading towards the Earth as space debris, probably an old rocket that was sent into space long ago. Creating a lot of buzz over the Internet, the object was initially thought to be a UFO probably carrying alien...

Earthquakes can alter or damage elastic properties of Earth’s crust, says study

According to new studies conducted by Kevin Chao - a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, an earthquake can change or damage the elastic properties of the Earth’s crust. If the earthquake is strong enough,...

Asteroid 2015 TB145 dubbed ‘Great Pumpkin’ will fly past Earth on Halloween

Asteroid 2015 TB145
Asteroid 2015 TB145 also dubbed 'Great Pumpkin' will fly past Earth on Halloween. Space buffs will be in for a treat as the asteroid could be visible from Earth with the aid of a telescope. Astronomers estimate the diameter of the asteroid to be...

Old igneous rocks reveal inner core of Earth formed 1-1.5 billion years ago

Earth Inner Core Magnetic Field
London, October 8: Researchers from the University of Liverpool, analyzed magnetic records from old igneous rocks and discovered that there was a sharp search in the Earth's magnetic field strength within 1 and 1.5 billion years ago. The boosted magnetic field is a probable...

Critters triggered Earth’s first mass extinction, not the catastrophe

Evidence gathered from recent researchers confirms that animals caused the first mass extinction event that took place on our planet 540 million years ago. Scientists had, till this evidence came along, attributed the catastrophe to a meteorite impact or massive volcanic eruption but they...

NASA debunks rumors of Asteroid hitting Earth next month

California, United States: Nasa has called a hoax the recent speculation regarding a huge asteroid crashing into the Earth in September. A rumor has been floating around the Internet that an asteroid is scheduled to impact Earth between September 15 and 28 devastating the...

Kepler-452B: A new unspoiled Earth discovered by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope

Kepler - 452B
NASA has announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, made by Kepler Space Telescope, its planet-hunting mission. It seems quite exciting for the astronomers because it could be our potential new home and brings the total number of planets so far discovered to 1,030. It has...

Tiny oxygen aberration in air started animal evolution on Earth says study

animal evolution
A small aberration of oxygen kick started the process of animal evolution. A recent study revealed the fact that a trivial jinx of oxygen was responsible for starting animal life on earth. The study envisaged calculating the oxygen levels by estimating iron obtained from shale...

NASA discovers Kepler 452b, exoplanet most akin to Earth 1400 Light years away

NASA continues its quest for Earth-like planets with the aid of its planet-hunting spacecraft, Kepler. Astronomers have recently discovered a planet much akin to Earth. The said planet is 1.5 times larger than Earth. The planet takes 385 days to orbit its star that is...

Asteroid with Platinum core worth over trillions of dollar passes by Earth

Asteroid UW-158
The Asteroid UW-158 passes by at a distance from Earth that is less than the closest planet. The asteroid is said to be having a Platinum core of over 90 million tonne. Platinum is one of the costliest and rarest metal we have on Earth,...

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