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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.

Saturn and Mars team up to make their closest approaches to Earth in 2018

Washington, July 27 (IBNS): NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed Saturn and Mars near their closest approaches to Earth in June and July 2018.

NASA uses Earth as Laboratory to study distant worlds

New York, June 30 (IBNS): The study of exoplanets -- planets that lie outside our solar system -- could help scientists answer big questions about our place in the universe, and whether life exists beyond Earth.

From low-earth orbit, ‘envoys’ of humanity join UN space forum

New York, June 21 (IBNS): Floating in near zero-gravity, 400 kilometres above the Pacific Ocean and flying at over 28,000 kilometres per hour, the six crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS) joined the key United Nations forum on outer space affairs via video link on Wednesday, to discuss the importance of working together.

Study suggests water may exist in Earth’s lower mantle

Washington, Mar 18 (BNS): Water on Earth runs deep – very deep. 

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to fly safely past Earth on Feb 4

Washington, Jan 22 (IBNS): Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make a close approach to Earth on Feb. 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST / 21:30 UTC).

NASA Science to return to Earth aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

Washington, Jan 13 (IBNS): SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft is scheduled to splash down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, Jan. 13, west of Baja California, with approximately 4,100 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station.

NASA-funded simulations show how massive collisions delivered metal to early Earth

Washington, Dec 6 (IBNS): Planetary collisions are at the core of our solar system’s formation. Scientists have long believed that after the Moon’s formation, the early Earth experienced a long period of bombardment that diminished about 3.8 billion years ago.