Showing posts with label Earth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Earth. Show all posts

Monday, March 22, 2021

No threat to Earth as huge asteroid zooms past | Al Jazeera

Asteroid 2001 FO32


The largest asteroid to pass by Earth this year has made its closest approach, posing no threat of a cataclysmic collision but giving astronomers a rare chance to study a rock formed during the beginning of our solar system.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

World’s Oldest Impact Crater May Not Actually Be A Crater - Tasnim News Agency

Maniitsoq structure


(Tasnim) – Meteorites and comets have captured the public imagination for centuries. They inspire awe when we see them shoot across the night sky — and terror at the thought that maybe, just maybe, one of them will collide with our planet.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

New Study Reveals When Earth Will Run Out of Oxygen - Sputnik International

Oxygen is an essential element that is commonly accepted as a possible indicator of life on exoplanets. However, the oxygenated atmosphere of Earth that makes it inhabitable may not be permanent.

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Source of Hazardous High-Energy Particles Located in Sun - Tasnim News Agency

can potentially disrupt satellites and electronic infrastructure

(Tasnim) – The source of potentially hazardous solar particles, released from the Sun at high speed during storms in its outer atmosphere, has been located for the first time by researchers at UCL and George Mason University.

Monday, December 21, 2020

NASA warns of THREE asteroids headed towards Earth, as Japan prepares for next mission to nearby space rock — RT

NASA warns of THREE asteroids headed towards Earth

 As 2020 draws to a close and the number of existential threats to life on Earth appears to diminish at least slightly, NASA is warning about the close flybys of three asteroids over 40 meters in diameter.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

China’s Chang’e 5 mission has returned samples from the moon to Earth | New Scientist

China’s Chang’e 5 mission has returned samples from the moon to Earth

The first samples of moon rocks to come back to Earth since 1976 have landed. On 16 December, the Chinese Chang’e 5 spacecraft brought back about two kilograms of lunar material after a quick mission lasting only about two days on the moon’s surface.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Asteroid the Size of Big Ben Approaching Earth, Says NASA

Asteroid the Size of Big Ben Approaching Earth, Says NASA


At the end of the 20th century NASA launched the Near-Earth Object Programme, aimed at finding and tracking the movement of celestial objects whose orbits could bring them into close proximity to our planet. The space agency so far has found an estimated 25,000 NEOs to date.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Earth Has More Diamonds than Previously Thought

Earth Has More Diamonds
There may be a quadrillion tons of diamonds under the Earth’s surface, according to a study conducted by an international team of scientists and published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

UN marks World Oceans Day amid reports of ocean life killed by plastic trash

UN marks World Oceans Day
In the shadow of reports of whales and other sea life dying after eating plastic trash, including plastic garbage bags, the United Nations marked on Friday World Oceans Day. This year's theme focuses on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean, said UN chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Moons of Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life

Moons of Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life
Researchers have identified more than 100 giant exoplanets that may have potentially life-hosting moons.

Friday, May 18, 2018

1.5 Degree C or Less Would Save Most Species

1.5 Degree C or Less Would Save Most Species
New research finds that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C would save the majority of the world's plant and animal species from climate change.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

China confirms reception of data from Gaofen-5 satellite

Gaofen-5 satellite
The Chinese Academy of Sciences confirmed that one of its institutes has successfully tracked and received the data from the recently launched Gaofen-5, a hyperspectral imaging satellite.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

China launches new Earth observation satellite for environmental monitoring

Gaofen-5
China on Wednesday launched Gaofen-5, a hyperspectral imaging satellite, as part of the country's high-resolution Earth observation project.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Europe Launches Satellite to Start Space Junk Clean-Up Mission

Space Junk Clean-Up Mission
European engineers launched a satellite to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday to track space junk and take it back to the earth, kicking off the Remove Debris project.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Strange phenomenon under Africa threatens to flip Earth’s magnetic field

Earth’s magnetic field
Earth’s magnetic field is decaying at such a rapid rate that scientists think the poles may flip. New research shows the most significant weakening is happening under Africa, in an area called the ‘South Atlantic Anomaly.’

Monday, December 18, 2017

US government admits funding secret UFO programme

US government admits funding secret UFO programme
The US Department of Defense has admitted that it used to fund a covert programme to investigate sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), according to multiple media reports.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Giant 5km-wide asteroid to make closest approach to Earth in 40 years – just week before Christmas

L'astéroïde 3200 Phaeton
A massive asteroid which is about half the size of the space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs is expected to come the closest it’s been to Earth in almost half a century, astronomers say. The celestial body will fly by our planet as early as mid-December.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

'Minute Difference' In Deadly Asteroid's Trajectory Could Have Saved Dinosaurs

Chicxulub crater in Mexico
The asteroid impact which killed the dinosaurs would not have had the same devastating impact had it landed elsewhere on Earth, according to a new study which compares the probability of extinction at different possible sites of an asteroid strike.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Asteroid Size of a Small House to Fly Past Earth Next Week

Asteroid 2012 TC4, approaching Earth at around 30,000 mph (14 km/s)
A huge space rock approaching Earth is set to make a relatively close pass next week when it flies by our planet at about one-eighth of the distance to the moon.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Δημοσιεύτηκε από Geo Kok στις Πέμπτη, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2021