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China Plans To Bring An Asteroid Down To Earth

Chinese scientists have proposed an ambitious plan to take over a small near-Earth asteroid and transport it to Earth.

2018 Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Takes Over Friday Skies

The longest celestial event of the 21st century entranced skywatchers around the globe on Friday (July 27).

Iran Will Witness 21st Century's Longest Eclipse

Iran will have the opportunity to witness the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century on July 28.

Mars Will Appear Larger and Brighter Next Month

Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in 15 years, making it appear particularly large and bright, astronomers said.

Diamond May Responsible for a Mysterious Glow in the Milky Way

Researchers at Cardiff University have claimed that diamond dust may be responsible for a mysterious glow of the Milky Way galaxy.

GOES-17 Sends First Official Images of Our Planet

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) latest weather satellite, called GOES-17, has sent its first official images of our planet.

How The Earth Looked Like 600 Million Years Ago

Developers of Northern Arizona University have created a website called “Ancient Earth Globe”, which displays a rotating Earth suspended in a star-filled universe.

ESA and NASA to Bring Samples of Martian Soil to Earth

The European Space Agency (ESA) and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have signed a statement of intent to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth.

Iranian Engineer Creates Cooling System For Travel to Mars

An Iranian mechanical engineer in Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts State, Jamal Yaghoubi, has designed a new electric cooling system which is NASA’s serious planning to send astronauts to the Mars.

MIT Researchers Develop Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

Researchers from MIT have proved that even in the most arid places on Earth, there is some moisture in the air, and a practical way to extract that moisture could be a key to survival in such bone-dry locations.

Asteroid May Help Explain How Life Started on Earth

Director of the NSF-NASA Center for Chemical Evolution at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Nicholas Hud, has stated that finding molecules in asteroids provides the strongest evidence that such compounds were present on the Earth before life formed.

NASA’s Gold Instrument Powers On For the First Time

After launching on Jan. 28, 7:23 p.m. EST, NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission powered on the GOLD instrument for the first time.

NASA Tests Its 430,000mph Probe that Will 'Touch the Sun'

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland has begun testing its new probe that will 'touch the sun', when it launches into space this summer.

2017, One of the Earth's Top 3 Hottest Years on Record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, the UK Met Office, and other groups that monitor the planet's thermostat, announced 2017 as the second-warmest year since reliable record-keeping began in 1880, trailing only 2016.

NASA to Demonstrate X-ray Navigation in Space

A team of NASA engineers has demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space which could revolutionize NASA’s ability in the future to pilot robotic spacecraft to the far reaches of the solar system and beyond.

Ozone Layer Closing Up Because Humans Did Something about It

A new NASA study based on data from the Aura satellite confirms the success, so far, through measuring the chemicals that caused the hole in the first place.

Scientists Investigate the Mystery about the Origin of Gold

An international group of scientists, with the participation of the University of Granada (UGR) have studied the origin of gold, one of the most intriguing mysteries for the scientific community.

Periodic Slowing of the Earth’s Rotation Would Cause Big Earthquakes

Scientists have believed that there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year.

Researchers Studying Quakes in Space

Researchers believe that Earth is not the only planet that quakes occasionally, tremendous and prolonged quakes are happening in moon as well.

Master Miniaturist Donates New Work to Mashhad Museum

A master of Persian painting and miniatures, Mahmud Farshchian, has donated one of his new works to the Astan-e Qods Razavi Museum in Mashhad.

An Emotional End to an Important Mission

NASA’s Cassini Probe End Its 20-Year Journey

The vehicle’s signal of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft which has been sent into Saturn’s upper atmosphere, was lost, indicating it had broken apart irrevocably during its rapid descent toward the planet.

A Record-Shattering NASA Astronaut Returned to Earth

Peggy Whitson, a record-shattering NASA astronaut, touched down in Kazakhstan at 9:21 p.m. EDT alongside a fellow American and a Russian in their Soyuz capsule, wrapping up a record-breaking mission.

Scientists Discover Oldest Evidence of Life

In a new study, published online in Nature, scientists studying 3.77-billion-year-old rocks have found tubelike fossils similar to structures found at hydrothermal vents, which host thriving biological communities.

Pan-STARRS Releases Largest Ever Image of Night Sky

Astronomers have released the largest image of the night sky which shows the whole survey space in visible light.

Earth Heading Towards a 25-Hour Day in Future

Scientists have revealed that Earth's rotation is slowing down, gradually increasing the length of the day so our days will be 25 hours long in 200 million years.

The First American to Orbit Earth, Dies at 95

Former astronaut and the first American to orbit the Earth, has passed away at 95.

Sunday Night 'Supermoon', Best Photos from around the World

Early Monday morning or evening, depending on where you live, the largest full moon of the year, called the supermoon, shined its biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years.

Earth, a Desert Compared to the Rest of the Solar System

Our planet, Earth is practically a desert compared to the rest of the solar system.

Earth's CO2 Permanently Crosses 400ppm Threshold

The CO2 levels in Earth's atmosphere crossed the symbolic 400 parts per million threshold this September - possibly forever.

Mars Reaches its Closest Approach to Earth for 11 Years

Mars reaches its closest approach to Earth this evening at 21:35 GMT and it will be just 75 million kilometers away.

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