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First case of ultrasonic 'distress call' by Brazilian frog species documented in new study

Published on Apr 08, 2024 07:04 PM IST

First case of ultrasonic 'distress call' by Brazilian frog species documented in new study

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Total solar eclipse 2024: ISRO's Aditya L1 won't catch a glimpse, here's why

ISRO's solar probe Aditya L1 won't catch a glimpse of the Total Solar Eclipse today despite being no disfunctions since its launch.

A graphic representation of ISRO’s Aditya L1 mission.
Published on Apr 08, 2024 11:49 AM IST

Total solar eclipse today: ISRO's Aditya-L1 to track Sun during ‘darkness’

Total solar eclipse on April 8: ISRO's Aditya-L1 will track the Sun on Monday as it gets completely cloaked by the Moon during the Total Solar Eclipse.

A graphic representation of ISRO’s Aditya L1 mission.
Published on Apr 08, 2024 06:46 AM IST

This massive, 370-foot asteroid set to come within 3.8 mn miles of Earth today

Dubbed as Asteroid 2024 FH2, this space rock will get as close as 3.8 million miles to Earth.

Asteroid 2024 FH2 will come close to Earth today, says NASA.(Pixabay)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 12:12 AM IST

Scientists await huge star explosion in constellation Corona Borealis

The binary star system in the constellation Corona Borealis -- "northern crown" -- is normally too dim to see with the naked eye.

Sometime between now and September, a massive explosion 3,000 light years from Earth will flare up in the night sky, giving amateur astronomers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness this space oddity. (Representational picture)
Published on Apr 07, 2024 05:46 PM IST
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Solar eclipse 2024 livestreaming: Know when and where to watch Surya Grahan live

Total solar eclipse 2024 livestreaming: Surya Grahan is set to happen on April 8. If you are in India, know here when and where to watch Surya Grahan live.

Solar eclipse 2024 livestreaming: Know when and where you can watch Surya Grahan live In India on April 8.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 12:19 AM IST

After 6-month trip to ISS, NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara, others back on Earth

After a six-month research mission aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara and others are back on Earth.

International Space Station (ISS) crew member, NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara rests after landing in a remote area near Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan,(via REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 07, 2024 01:28 AM IST

Scary 170-foot asteroid set to fly close to Earth; NASA has all the details

An asteroid that is as big as an aeroplane is set to pass Earth tomorrow on April 7, 2024, reveals NASA.

A humongous asteroid is on its way to making a close approach to Earth, reveals NASA.(NASA)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 11:40 PM IST

During this ‘total solar eclipse’, Sun will be in a period of ‘solar maximum’

NASA said that the total solar eclipse on April 8 is occurring during the period of ‘solar maximum’, which increases the possibility of a ‘solar eruption’.

Solar activity has reportedly surged significantly in the past two months. Immense sunspots, frequent X-class solar flares (the most potent type of solar explosion), and towering plasma plumes have been observed.(NASA)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 10:52 PM IST

This solar storm scarred trees on Earth - check out the Carrington event impact

A most dangerous solar storm, known as the Carrington event, caused fires to break out in telegraph offices.

Carrington event: This solar storm is known as one of the strongest to ever hit Earth.(Photo credit: Pexels)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 05:51 PM IST

The Devil Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks and the Total Solar Eclipse-what you should know

The Devil Comet is heading toward the Sun and as the total solar eclipse is coming soon too, know what you can do vis a vis both.

The Devil Comet or the total solar eclipse? Two of the most beautiful spectacles will be on view. (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 05:11 PM IST

4 asteroids set to get very close to Earth, says NASA; know how big they are

NASA has revealed that there are 4 asteroids set to come close to Earth today.

NASA says 4 asteroids that are between bus and house-sized will buzz Earth today.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 05:53 PM IST

Solar Eclipse 2024: Moon set to shade the Sun; know all about this awesome event

Total Solar Eclipse 2024 is on its way and here is everything you need to know including how to watch it safely. Yes, it is dangerous!

Total Solar Eclipse 2024 is on April 8.
(NASA/AP)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 09:26 PM IST

Key to solar storms found? NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Flies into a dangerous CME

Solar storms can be very dangerous and NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has just helped find the key that may help scientists better predict space weather.

A new clue has been found by NASA’s Parker Solar Probe about how solar storms form.(via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 04, 2024 08:38 PM IST

World's largest digital camera gets ready for its cosmic photoshoot

Measuring 5.1 feet in width, the optical lens of the camera will capture 15-second exposures of the sky at intervals of 20 seconds.

LSST camera
Published on Apr 04, 2024 04:58 PM IST

Three companies in the running for NASA's next Moon rover

Three companies in the running for NASA's next Moon rover

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Published on Apr 04, 2024 03:39 AM IST
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What is the asteroid belt? Here is all you need to know in brief

The asteroid belt contains millions of asteroids of all sizes, but sometimes they are dislodged from there and head out in unpredictable directions.

Know all about the asteroid belt here.(via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 08:40 PM IST

Water thrice the volume of all oceans found in earth's mantle, says study

The enormous ocean is ensconced within the Earth’s mantle, over 700 kilometres below the surface.

Massive ocean of water estimated to be holding triple the volume of all water on earth's surface oceans has been discovered by scientists from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 04:19 PM IST

A solar storm that will spark an Internet apocalypse? Here is the truth

A solar storm that can cause an Internet apocalypse is increasingly being reported as the Sun heads towards the solar maximum.

Can a solar storm really wreak havoc on the world’s Internet? Know where things really stand and whether you should worry. (Nasa)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 03:16 PM IST

100-foot asteroid set to buzz Earth today; NASA reveals how close it will get

100-foot asteroid will come very close to Earth today, reveals NASA and provides details of this close encounter.

NASA says Asteroid FL3 will get as near as 2 mn miles to Earth.(Twitter/ dlxinorbit)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 10:58 AM IST

In first, US directs NASA to create lunar time standard

In first, US directs NASA to create lunar time standard

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Published on Apr 03, 2024 08:51 AM IST
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NASA wants to come up with a new clock for the moon, where seconds tick away faster

NASA wants to come up with a new clock for the moon, where seconds tick away faster

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Updated on Apr 03, 2024 03:32 AM IST
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NASA collects 'space debris' that crashed into Florida man's home

NASA collects 'space debris' that crashed into Florida man's home

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Published on Apr 03, 2024 01:39 AM IST
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NASA makes stunning move on Asteroid Bennu samples

After trying for a long time, NASA's on team finally opened the container holding Asteroid Bennu samples. Scientists worldwide can access them now.

In this image taken from video released by NASA, the Osiris-Rex spacecraft touches the surface of Asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.(NASA via AP)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 10:12 PM IST

NASA’s DART fallout! Asteroid Dimorphos debris may rain on Mars, says researcher

The consequences of NASA crashing a spacecraft against Asteroid Dimorphos may well lead to changes on the surface of Mars, ESA researcher says.

NASA's DART mission changed Asteroid Dimorphos forever and its debris may well rain down on Mars.(NASA)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 08:36 PM IST

Two 100-foot asteroids set to pass Earth today; NASA reveals details

NASA tracks as many as 4 approaching asteroids, including two 100-foot space rocks. These two asteroids will approach Earth today.

NASA keeps watch as four asteroids, including two 100-foot space rocks, approach Earth today. (Representative image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 07:32 PM IST

Space fizzle! A stunning solar storm that hit Earth, but failed to shock and awe

A powerful solar storm hit Earth but left sky-gazers quite disappointed even though it was billed as the strongest such event in 10 years.

This solar storm failed to live up to its billing. (Reuters/SDO/Nasa/Handout)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 06:24 PM IST

Study reveals new ‘family tree' for all birds living today

The new family tree overturns some previous ideas about bird relationships, while also revealing some new groupings.

American Flamingos (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 03:28 PM IST
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Common household chemicals could harm brain cell development, finds new study

The study found that while genetics play a key role, environmental factors also contribute significantly to neurological diseases affecting millions worldwide.

The study noted that exposure to environmental chemicals can hinder neurodevelopment.
Published on Apr 02, 2024 12:49 PM IST

Total Solar Eclipse 2024 is different from 2017, with longer totality

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: This year's first solar eclipse, on April 8, will be a “total solar eclipse”, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

Solar eclipses come in three types: total, annular, and partial, depending on how the Sun, Moon, and Earth align.(NASA)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 02:01 PM IST
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