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Earth 2.0? Astronomers have discovered the nearest-yet potentially-habitable planet with Earth-like temperatures!

In our ongoing search for alien life, astronomers have scoured the cosmos, longing for a connection…

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Atomic oxygen found sandwiched between layers of sulphurous clouds On Venus

Researchers found that the temperature of atomic oxygen on Venus ranged from –120°C on the day side…

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NASA video shows the sun just blasted out 4 eruptions at the same time. The rare event may have sent plasma hurtling toward Earth.

The sun is near the peak of its power, which may explain four solar flares erupting at once. They'r…

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ISRO’s Aditya L1 and Chandrayaan-2 get front-row seats to the strongest solar storm in over 20 years

The Sun has been throwing some major temper tantrums lately, its active sunspot AR13664 directing m…

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Astronomers find planet that seems too humongous to be orbiting its parent star!

A group of astronomers has identified a planet over 13 times the mass of Earth in orbit around an u…

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In Darkness: Here’s what last week’s ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse looked like from space!

The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera, a space-based apparatus from NASA, managed to capture a sna…

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ISRO 'very busy' with various exploration missions in pipeline: Chairman

ISRO has lined up a series of exploration missions including to Mars, Venus and to the Moon again, …

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Solar storms and bad space weather is making migratory birds hesitant and confused, study finds

High geomagnetic disturbances not only reduce the migration intensity (the number of birds within e…

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Major solar storm alert: Third CME this week to hit Earth on May 10-11, possibly affecting satellite communications, GPS and power grids

The Sun has spewed out six X-class flares in the past week, the last three whoppers clocking in at …

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Human activities are changing Earth's spin so much that it might affect how we keep time

Human-driven climate change is causing Earth's poles to lose so much ice it's changing the planet's…

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A geoscientist explains what would happen if Earth suddenly stopped spinning

If you were standing on Earth's equator when it suddenly stopped spinning, you could go flying east…

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Sun smacks Earth with 2 powerful, back-to-back X-class solar flares, knocking out radio signals across the US

The sun flashed back-to-back powerful X-class solar flares at the Earth. X-class flares are the mos…

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Earth receives first transmission via laser beam from 16 million kilometres away!

This achievement marks the first time such capabilities have been demonstrated with near-infrared e…

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Dramatic image shows a 'plasma waterfall' on the sun that's 8 times the size of Earth

The structure, which is around 60,000-miles-tall, is only the latest in a string of stunning solar …

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A dead Russian spacecraft almost collided with a NASA satellite. The crash could have sent 7,500 bits of debris rocketing around Earth.

A dead Russian spacecraft almost crashed into a NASA satellite. The collision would have sent debr…

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A football stadium-sized asteroid will blaze by Earth today. Here's how to watch the potentially hazardous 'city killer' live.

Watch live as a "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of a football stadium whips past Earth to…

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I moved to Finland after reading it was the happiest place on earth. Here are 6 things that surprised me living and working here.

Jorge Reyes moved to Finland because it was the happiest place on earth. He loves Helsinki, but ele…

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Watch the sun show off all year with a total eclipse, strong solar storms, and NASA almost landing on the solar surface

A Helio Year: With a total solar eclipse across the US, a NASA spacecraft "landing" on the sun, and…

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Earth's mysterious core appears to be leaking, leaving scientists baffled

The study suggests the Earth's core may be leaking helium, upheaving the belief that the giant ball…

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Wind is thawing Greenland, but also helping Antarctica retain its ice sheets somehow

Even if you leave the various glacier-laced mountains out of the equation, the ice sheets in Greenl…