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Images sent by Chandrayaan-1 indicate possible impact of Earth's atmosphere on Moon

New Delhi/UNI: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and MoS Space, Dr Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that ISRO’s maiden mission to the Moon has sent images, which show that Moon may be rusting along the poles.

Asteroid 2011 ES4 to make closest approach to Earth  on Sept 1

Hyderabad/UNI: Asteroid 2011 ES4 will make the closest approach to the Earth and will be closer to our planet than the moon on September 1.

‘Near-unlivable’ heat for one-third of humans within 50 years if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut, warns study

Washington/IBNS: Areas of the planet home to one-third of humans will become as hot as the hottest parts of the Sahara within 50 years, unless greenhouse gas emissions fall, according to research by scientists from China, United States and Europe published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today.

Earth-size, habitable zone planet found hidden in early NASA Kepler data

Washington/IBNS: A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water.

Blueprint launched to manage Earth’s fragile peatland carbon sinks

New York/IBNS: A blueprint for how countries can keep carbon in fragile land-based carbon sinks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been unveiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

India's Chandrayaan 2 leaves Earth's orbit, now moves towards moon

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IBNS): India's major lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 left the Earth's body and is now heading towards  the moon after a maneuver performed by the Indian Space Research Organisation.  

UN Youth envoy launches coding competition to help solve climate crisis and ‘Reboot the Earth’

New York, July 23 (IBNS): Can young coders help solve the climate crisis? The UN’s Youth Envoy launched a global competition earlier this month, “Reboot The Earth”, in collaboration with the Office of Information & Communications Technology, to try and answer that question, fostering collaboration between the United Nations, academia, civil society, and young people to address the climate emergency.

The sun's impact on Earth and weather celebrated, as planet marks World Meteorological Day

New York, Mar 23 (IBNS): Against a background of serious warnings against the effects of climate change, World Meteorological Day this year celebrates the crucial role played by the sun in powering all life on Earth, and in driving the weather, ocean currents and the hydrological cycle.

Earth’s largest extinction likely took plants first: Study says

Washington, Feb 2 (IBNS): Little life could endure the Earth-spanning cataclysm known as the Great Dying, but plants may have suffered its wrath long before many animal counterparts, says new research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Soil pollution ‘jeopardizing’ life on Earth, UN agency warns on World Day

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Soil is a “treasure beneath our feet,” essential to human lives and well-being, a senior United Nations official has highlighted, warning, however, that this invaluable resource is under constant threat from the little-understood phenomenon of soil pollution.

World simply ‘not on track’ to slow climate change this year: UN weather agency

New York,Nov 30 (IBNS) The world is heading in the wrong direction to slow climate change after another year of near-record temperatures, the head of the UN’s weather agency said on Thursday.

NASA, ULA launch mission to track Earth's changing ice

Washington, Sept 17 (IBNS): NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy.

Study finds a timescale for the origin and evolution of all of life on Earth

New York, Aug 25 (IBNS): Palaeontologists have long sought to understand ancient life and the shared evolutionary history of life as a whole.

Earth at risk of entering a hothouse climate: Study

Sydney, Aug 11(IBNS): An international study has found the Earth is at risk of entering a hothouse climate that could lead to global average temperatures of up to five degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial temperatures and long-term rises in the sea level of between 10 and 60 metres.

Research finds quakes can systematically trigger other ones on opposite side of Earth

New York, Aug 5 (IBNS): New research shows that a big earthquake can not only cause other quakes, but large ones, and on the opposite side of the Earth.