Tag: Earth

2 Very Earthlike Exoplanets Spotted Just 12.5 Light-Years From Our Solar System

Teegarden b and Teegarden c both sit within the habitable zone of their host star. According to scientists, the newly discovered exoplanets in orbit around a nearby dwarf star might have the right conditions to support life.

Space June 19, 2019

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Moves Closer Than Ever To Bennu Asteroid

NASA's OSIRIS-REx performed a maneuver that brought it closer to the surface of the asteroid Bennu. For the next couple of weeks, it will collect look for sites where it can safely retrieve a sample.

Space June 17, 2019

LOOK: Stunning Time-Lapse Video Of Earth Captured By Astronaut Aboard The ISS

Have a look at the time-lapse video showing the stunning beauty of Earth viewed from the International Space Station. One can see the cloudy sky over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Space May 31, 2019

Scientists Find 18 New Earth-Like Exoplanets From Old Kepler Data Using New Search Algorithm

Scientists used a more sensitive algorithm to reanalyze the data collected by the now-retired Kepler Space Telescope. They found 18 additional exoplanets, one of which is in the habitable zone.

Space May 24, 2019

All Water On Earth Originated From The Moon’s Formation, Says Study

New research showed evidence that the same cosmic collision that created the moon also brought water to Earth. It means that life on Earth can be traced to this single collision 4.4 billion years ago.

Space May 22, 2019

Earth's Core Shares Odd Similarity With Salad Dressing: Study

For the first time, researchers have offered proof of the immiscibility of molten metal alloys at extreme temperatures. The experiment offers an insight into the inner processes that take place within Earth and the evolution of the magnetic field.

Space May 7, 2019

A Look Into The Deepest Hole Bored By Humans

The Kola Superdeep Borehole is still the deepest man-made hole on Earth. The project began in the 70s in an effort to study the inner makeup of the planet and was halted in the early 90s.

Earth/Environment May 6, 2019

Group Of Researchers Stresses Importance Of Dynamics That Make Planets Habitable

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science said that the inner composition of a planet is equally important in determining the potential for life. They explained that the processes that take place underneath can also affect conditions on the surface.

Space May 4, 2019

Researchers Find Neutron Star Collision That Could Have Birthed Plutonium On Earth

Scientists claimed that a neutron star collision near the early Solar System triggered the process that created plutonium and other heavy elements on Earth. In a study, they detailed how the event shaped the composition of the solar system.

Space May 2, 2019

Moon Formed When Mars-Size Rock Collided With Young Earth Still Covered With Magma Ocean, Theory Suggests

Researchers propose a new theory on how the moon formed. They propose that the moon formed after the giant rock Theia collided with Earth when our planet was still covered in ocean magma.

Space April 30, 2019

Dust From Dying Star Found In Antarctica May Offer Clues To How Life Started On Earth

Beating all odds, alien dust hitched a ride on a meteor to make its way to Earth. Here's what a single grain of stardust can tell us about the origins of life.

Space April 30, 2019

Continents And Islands Smashing Into One Another Can Trigger Ice Ages Says Study

Ice Age periods are triggered whenever land masses and volcanoes collide every few millennia. It's the Earth's natural carbon sequestration system, the planet's way of balancing the carbon dioxide found in the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment April 14, 2019

First Life Forms On Earth May Have Emerged From Primitive Ponds, Not Oceans

Scientists found new evidence that the earliest life on Earth could have formed in shallow waters and not in oceans as previously thought. The study also indicated that nitrogenous oxides played a role as life-catalyzers.

Earth/Environment April 13, 2019

Amateur Astronomer Ken Lawson Captures Photo Of International Space Station In Front Of The Moon

An amateur astronomer was able to take a photo of the International Space Station as it passed by the moon. It took Ken Lawson a simple camera, a manual telescope, and eight years of waiting.

Space March 30, 2019

Astronomers Announce New List Of Stars That Could Be Home To Earth-Like Planets

A team of astronomers has identified nearly 2,000 exoplanets that are similar to Earth in size and irradiation. They believe that the catalog will aid in finding habitable planets outside of the Solar System.

Space March 27, 2019

New Calculations Reveal Venus Is Not The Closest Planet To Earth

Scientists found that contrary to popular belief, the Earth's closest neighbor is not Venus. The formula used to measure distances between planets were not as accurate as people thought it was.

Space March 16, 2019

Yale Researchers Find Reason Behind Odd Exoplanet Configurations

Yale University astronomers have found a surprising link between exoplanet pairs' axial tilt and their orbit. The discovery provides an answer to a mystery that has been baffling scientists since Kepler's launch in 2009.

Space March 5, 2019

Scientists Nickname Most Distant Object In Our Solar System 'FarFarOut'

FarFarOut is 140 times farther away from the sun than Earth, according to scientists. The new object could help scientists finally confirm the existence of the hypothesized ninth planet of the solar system, Planet X.

Space February 22, 2019

Planetary Collision That Created The Moon May Have Brought Life To Earth

A collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object 4.4 billion years ago formed the moon. Researchers now propose this same event brought the ingredients of life on Earth.

Space January 28, 2019

Scientists Confirm Existence Of Dust 'Moon' Floating Around Earth

A team of astronomers has just proven the existence of Kordylewski clouds decades after it was proposed by Kazimierz Kordylewski. In a study, they confirmed that the dust clouds are located within the L5 between the Earth and the Moon.

Space October 27, 2018

Moonception: Study Shows Bigger Moons Can Have Moons Of Their Own

The moon has the right conditions to have its own moon. According to a new study, while it has not been observed in the Solar System, moons can have their own submoons or moonmoons.

Space October 11, 2018

Ancient Geological Process Of Rock Sinking Into Earth's Core Has Stalled Says Researchers

Scientists ran simulations and made the conclusion that a layer of rock has caused slabs of oceanic plates to stagnate. The process halted what is called mantle convection which involves rocks rising and sinking into the planet's core.

Earth/Environment October 9, 2018

Human Activity Partly Responsible For Wobble Detected As Planet Earth Spins

According to a new study by NASA, the Earth has drifted about 10 meters from its axis in the past century. Scientists blamed global warming, causing a redistribution of weight on the surface of the planet, as a primary source.

Earth/Environment September 25, 2018

Worlds Entirely Covered In Deep Ocean Could Be Habitable To Alien Life: Study

An earth clone, one with some land and a shallow ocean, may not be necessary for alien life to survive. Here's how water worlds covered in deep oceans could be able to keep their climate stable and support life.

Space September 2, 2018

New Study Suggests The Earth Has More Than 1 Moon

Scientists have discovered that mini-moons are orbiting the Earth. Researchers believe that it could provide a better understanding on what makes up asteroids. However, finding the objects could be a challenge because of its small size.

Space August 17, 2018

Earth At Risk Of Heading Into Hothouse State: Here’s The Potential Aftermath

According to a new perspective article by scientists, if global warming isn’t curbed any time soon, we might eventually enter a ‘hothouse Earth.’ Rising temperatures will apparently trigger a series of events that will bring Earth into hothouse conditions.

Earth/Environment August 7, 2018

Carbon Dioxide Leak May Have Led To The Rise Of Human Civilization

The world’s southernmost ocean leaked carbon dioxide into the air, causing an increase in CO2 that created warmer climates. This led to the rise of human civilizations, according to researchers.

Earth/Environment July 31, 2018

The Edge Of Space Just Got Closer To Earth By 12 Miles

A Harvard astrophysicist said that outer space is a little bit closer to Earth than previously believed. Mathematical modeling showed that space is just 50 miles above the surface of the Earth.

Space July 26, 2018

Diamonds Are Not So Rare, If You Look Deep Inside Earth

Diamonds are not as rare as previously thought when taking a look at the entire geological picture of the planet. Scientists have discovered over a quadrillion tons of diamonds hidden deep inside the Earth.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2018

Alien Planets Without Oxygen Could Still Be Home To Extraterrestrial Life

Scientists should not quickly rule out planets without oxygen in the quest for alien life. Researchers said these no-oxygen worlds could in fact be filled with microbial life.

Space July 12, 2018

World’s Oldest Color Discovered In Rocks Deep Beneath Sahara Desert

A team of international scientists led by researchers from Australia found the oldest color in Earth’s geological record. The ancient pigment found in rocks beneath the Sahara desert could be ten times older than the T-rex.

Ancient July 9, 2018

Nitrogen Is In Liquid Metal Form Inside Earth’s Core

Researchers found that nitrogen inside the Earth’s core is in liquid metal form. Nitrogen, which makes up more than three-fourths of the atmosphere, often exists as a gas.

Earth/Environment July 9, 2018

Global Warming May Actually Be Twice As Hot As Climate Models Projected

Global warming may bring about the heat that’s twice as bad as what climate models project. In this scenario, polar ice caps could collapse and the desert could become green – effects that are underestimated in current forecasts.

July 6, 2018

Molten Rock Turns Into Granite At Temperatures Much Lower Than Previously Thought

Ninety million years ago, granite found underneath the Sierra Nevada Mountains crystallized at temperatures cooler than scientists thought. The new finding changes practically everything we know about how the Earth formed.

Earth/Environment June 28, 2018

How Cold Can It Get In The Coldest Place On Earth? Even Colder Than We Thought

Scientists took another look at data that marked the coldest place on Earth. They discovered that it is even colder there, with temperatures that fell to as low as negative 148 degrees Fahrenheit, or negative 100 degrees Celsius.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2018

Bogong Moths Travel 600 Miles At Night With The Help Of Earth's Magnetic Field

Scientists have proven that Bogong moths use the Earth's magnetic field as a compass in navigating long-distance migrations. This ability allows the insects to find specific caves in the Australian Alps even if they have no memory of the place.

Animals June 22, 2018

Here's What NASA Will Do To Stop Asteroids From Hitting Earth

An 18-page document released by the White House outlined five goals in protecting the Earth from asteroid crashes. One of the things that NASA will do is to enhance the asteroid detection and tracking capabilities of the United States.

Space June 21, 2018

Mars Will Appear Brighter In The Night Sky Than It Has Been In 15 Years

Mars and Earth will get closer to each other than they have been in the past 15 years. The event will take place throughout the month of July as a result of a unique phenomenon known as a 'perihelic opposition.'

Space June 18, 2018

Americans Want NASA To Focus On Saving The Earth, Not Space Exploration

NASA is currently focused on missions that will send humans to the Moon and Mars. A survey, however, revealed that Americans think NASA should instead focus on studying climate change and monitoring asteroids that may crash into Earth.

Space June 7, 2018

Moon Falling From Sky Video Not A Hoax: Here's What's Happening

A video showing the moon falling to Earth looks like it came from a movie, but no editing was done to it by Daniel Lopez, the photographer who recorded the footage. Here's the explanation for the amazing and scary scene.

Earth/Environment June 7, 2018

Earth Days Getting Longer, Thanks To The Moon

Days on Earth are getting longer due to the moon's effects on how to Earth spins on its axis. However, it will take some time before days are recalculated to 25 hours.

Space June 5, 2018

Asteroid Crashes Into Earth Atmosphere Just Hours After It Was Discovered

An asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere over Africa just hours after it was first spotted. Should there be concerns that a bigger, more destructive asteroid will impact the planet without being detected?

Space June 4, 2018

Earth Looks Amazing In Pictures Taken By New NOAA Weather Satellite

The Earth looks amazing in pictures taken from space by GOES-17, which was launched by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on March 1. The weather satellite was able to take the stunning images despite a cooling system malfunction.

Space June 1, 2018

Astronaut Ordered Pizza While On Space Shuttle So It Could Be 'Hot And Ready' When He Landed

An astronaut decided to order pizza while his space shuttle is on its descent to earth. The astronaut recalled the story after the screening of the National Geographic documentary, "One Strange Rock".

Space May 30, 2018

Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs Caused Global Warming For The Next 100,000 Years

The asteroid that led to a mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs also had consequences on Earth's climate. For 100,000 years following the impact, temperatures rose dramatically.

Ancient May 25, 2018

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