The largest asteroid to sweep past Earth this year will make its closest approach on Sunday. But scientists have told people not to panic as it poses no threat to the planet. The giant space rock that researchers call 2001 FO32 has a diameter of several hundred metres and will[…]
The space station, an orbital laboratory about 400 kilometres (250 miles) above the Earth, will be their home for the next six months when they will be replaced by another group of astronauts on a Crew Dragon capsule. The rotation will continue until Boeing joins the programme with its own[…]
On December 18, 2018, the third largest meteor explosion in the last century occurred and almost no one noticed despite it emitting the equivalent energy of 173 kilotons of TNT – 10 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb. The airburst explosion happened in the skies above the Bering Sea,[…]
The US space agency Nasa has landed a new robot on Mars after a dramatic seven-minute plunge to the surface of the Red Planet. The InSight probe aims to study the world’s deep interior, and make it the only planet – apart from Earth – that has been examined in[…]
Thirty-nine unreported sites emitting toxic sulfur dioxide were discovered this week using a new satellite-based method that may help identify sources of pollution in the future, thanks to NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities. The new method of finding toxic leaks has already shed light on discrepancies[…]
NASA announced on Monday that liquid saltwater exists on the surface of Mars – a discovery that scientists say indicates the “potential” for life on the planet. The historic findings by scientists from NASA and several US universities are based on research on dark, narrow and elongated streaks that appear[…]
Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA has said. Named Kepler 452b, the planet is about 60 percent larger than Earth. It could have active volcanoes, oceans and sunshine[…]
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