Earth

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

Ice on Mars: The red planet going through an ice age

Mars is going through an ice age, according to a new study. Based on radar data collected by Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers at the Southwest Research Institute have found an increase in ice at Mars' north pole is consistent with the long-term drop in temperature associated with an ice age.

May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016

Kepler telescope discovers 100 Earth-sized planets

Nasa's Kepler telescope has discovered more than 100 Earth-sized planets orbiting alien stars.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

NASA just detected oxygen in the Martian atmosphere

NASA researchers have detected atomic oxygen in Mars' atmosphere for the first time in 40 years, thanks to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) which soars on a plane 13.7 kilometres (45,000 feet) above Earth, reports Science Alert.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

Scientists discover three 'potentially habitable' planets

An international team of scientists said Monday they had discovered a trio of Earth-like planets that are the best bet so far for finding life outside our solar system.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

Scientists now know why North Pole is moving

Scientists thought that they finally came to know the reasons behind the movement of North Pole.It's not terribly unusual for the rotational pole of a planet to shift, especially since the earth is not perfectly spherical. It tends to wobble a little as it spins on its axis, reports Business Insiders.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

Death Valley, driest place in North America, now sea of yellow

A record-breaking rainfall last October has turned the Death Valley, one of the driest and hottest places on Earth, into a sea of yellow.

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

NASA releases recording of 'outer-space type music' from far side of moon

"Did you hear that whistling sound too?" "Sounds like -- you know, outer-space type music." "I wonder what it is." The above conversation between Apollo 10 astronauts Eugene Cernan and John Young, as their craft flew around the far side of the moon remained under wraps for over four decades.

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

Heat goes on: Earth sets 9th straight monthly record

The January figures are in, and Earth's string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASA said January stood out: The temperature was above normal by the highest margin of any month on record.

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016

Hubble Space Telescope Photo Reveals Merging Galaxies

A photo of a galactic merger captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy known as NGC 1487, located 30 million light-years away from Earth, but rather than viewing it as an object, NASA said it can be thought of as an "event."

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Earth, Wind & Fire soul band founder Maurice White dies

The founder of soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, has died in the US, his brother has said. White, 74, died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Thursday. He suffered from Parkinson's Disease.