Tag: Earth

Massive swarm of asteroids including a space rock larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza is soaring past Earth

A SWARM of asteroids is currently soaring past Earth with more than a dozen expected to make close passes by the end of the week. An unprecedented eight space rocks will have careened past Earth by Tuesday evening alone – and Nasa has admitted it nearly missed one of them.

Asteroid That’s Nearly the Height of the World’s Tallest Building Is Flying by Earth Soon

A monster of an asteroid that nearly rivals the height of the Burj Khalifa — the world’s tallest building, located in Abu Dhabi — is cruising by Earth in less than a month, according to NASA. The asteroid 2000 QW7 is incredibly bulky, measuring anywhere between 951 and 2,132 feet

Take a road trip through this wild, beautiful French delta

Head to western Europe’s largest delta, where the Rhône River meets the Mediterranean Sea, and you’ll find a lesser known side of Provence. The Camargue spreads like a fan from the ancient Roman city of Arles, and in its folds lie green rice paddies, rose-colored salt flats, grass-filled marshes, and

Our galaxy is due to crash into its neighbour

Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is destined to collide with its largest neighbor, a sparkling collection of stars called the Andromeda galaxy. This cataclysm has been foretold by well-known physics, and astronomers know that when the space dust clears, neither galaxy will look the same: Within a billion years or

Magnetic north just changed. Here’s what that means

Magnetic north has never sat still. In the last hundred years or so, the direction in which our compasses steadfastly point has lumbered ever northward, driven by Earth’s churning liquid outer core some 1,800 miles beneath the surface. Yet in recent years, scientists noticed something unusual: Magnetic north’s routine plod

A cold ‘super-Earth’ may live around a nearby star

A planet three times more massive than Earth may be lurking around the second-closest star system to our cosmic neighborhood. Astronomers say they have found evidence for a so-called “super-Earth” around the famous Barnard’s star — a small, faint dwarf star located less than six light-years away. Though we don’t

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope may be back in action shortly

NASA engineers have figured out how to bring the ailing Hubble Space Telescope back online after troubleshooting an instrument that wasn’t working properly. The observatory, currently in orbit around Earth, has been in safe mode since October 5th when a crucial piece of steering hardware — needed to point the telescope —

Understanding the global carbon cycle: Most CO2 is bound up in Earth’s core, which is why CO2 levels rise when continents move

Mainstream media would have you believe that the fluctuations in the carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere are completely man-made. They insist that technological advances as well as overpopulation have driven our planet to a state of crisis – one evidenced by a rapidly warming atmosphere. However, a basic

Microsoft announces AI for Earth grants to seven recipients from India

Microsoft today announced AI for Earth grant to seven recipients from India. Microsoft’s AI for Earth program offers non-governmental organisations and other groups access to AI tools and services and technical support to enable them to more efficiently and effectively tackle issues related to water, agriculture, climate change and biodiversity.

NASA explores product endorsements and rocket naming rights

NASA’s new leader is gung-ho on privatizing spaceflight, and that could lead to some new approaches to branding… like it or not. Administrator Jim Bridenstine has unveiled a NASA Advisory Council committee that will explore the feasibility of commercializing the agency’s operations in low Earth orbit to lower its costs while its eyes

Scientists detect giant underground aquifer on Mars, raising hope of life on the planet

Mars hosts a huge underground aquifer of liquid water, according to a group of scientists who say they have found convincing evidence. The underground lake hasn’t been seen directly, but if it’s real, it’s a discovery that substantially increases the likelihood that the Red Planet might host life. Researchers detected

NASA may have observed star consuming a planet for 1st time

Scientists believe that NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory may have, for the first time ever, observed a parent star consuming the debris of nearby planets that got destroyed. The parent star, which is roughly 450 light-years from Earth, is believed to have begun consuming the remnant debris following the collision of