Scientists discover strange pair of asteroids with comet-like features

A never-seen-before occurrence has been spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope where a pair of asteroids, known after their collective name, 288P, has been exhibiting comet-like features.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 23, 2017 09:55 PM

Octlantis: Scientists discover an underwater ‘octopus city’

In a peculiar discovery, researchers have uncovered an underwater ‘octopus city’ off the coast of Australia. Octlantis, as they call it has become a home for 15 octopuses.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 22, 2017 11:21 PM

MIT scientists predict sixth mass global extinction on Earth by 2100

Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction, the fifth mass extinction, took place about 66-million-years-ago, wiping out some three-quarters of Earth and the animal species on the planet.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 22, 2017 04:28 PM

NASA's Hubble discovers pair of asteroids with comet-like features orbiting each other in the Solar System

To understand this unique phenomenon, there is need to know the formation and evolution of the whole Solar System. Main-belt comets could explain how water came to Earth.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 22, 2017 04:11 PM

Beelzebufo: This gigantic devil frog ate dinosaurs 68 million years ago in Madagascar

The modern Ceratophrys frogs are also known as Pacman frogs for their round bodies. These frogs have comically large mouths sit quietly, wait and snap at anything that passes them.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 22, 2017 04:04 PM

Aerosol: NASA-ISRO study confirms particle's presence over Asia; sensor designer will be awarded $100,000 prize

According to the Indian space agency ISRO, this layer has a distinct size distribution unlike the one seen in background mineral aerosol dust naturally present in the atmosphere.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 21, 2017 01:14 PM

Watch Video: Arctic sea ice shrank to its smallest area of the season at 4.64 million square kilometres

Data centre scientist Ted Scambos said the Arctic sea ice set a record for the smallest winter amount earlier this year and was close to 2012's record low levels through July. Then a cloudy and...

News Nation Bureau | Sep 21, 2017 09:25 AM

Two Indian scientists part of team to discover closest-ever super massive binary black hole

Two Indian scientists are part of the team that have discovered two closest-ever black holes, in a supermassive binary black hole system, located around 400 million light years away from our planet...

News Nation Bureau | Sep 20, 2017 06:01 PM

August-2017 second hottest in 137 years, says NASA

August- 2017 has been recorded as the second warmest August in the last 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to scientists of NASA.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 20, 2017 05:26 PM

Regulus star rotating like mad at 320 kmps speed, confirms Indian physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar's 1946 theory

The phenomenon was first predicted more than 50-years-ago, however, has dodged our instruments until now. Finally, astronomers have now confirmed the crazy spinning speed of Regulus star in light of...

News Nation Bureau | Sep 20, 2017 11:52 AM

Water on Mars discovered: Red planet's environment had liquid water 3.5 billion years ago, says study

These deposits can be observed using satellite images as they have undergone a process known as "topographic inversion." In this process, the deposits filling one topographically low river channels...

News Nation Bureau | Sep 19, 2017 09:21 PM

NASA offering astronaut JOBS: Working at US space agency is no cakewalk because it is SPACEWALK

NASA restricts astronauts from making financial gains. They cannot accept gifts from aerospace companies and can’t earn royalties for writing books. NASA pays between $66,026 and $144,566...

News Nation Bureau | Sep 19, 2017 08:21 PM

190-million-year-old giant sea monster from early Jurassic period found in Germany

According to the researchers, Arminisaurus was only about 3-4 metres long and probably hunted fish, squid and other small prey in the ancient sea that covered during the Jurassic period.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 18, 2017 07:05 PM

'Unexpected and unseen' night side of Venus revealed by researchers

The researchers from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) revealed that the night side of Venus shows unexpected and unseen cloud types, morphologies, and dynamics - some of which appear to be...

News Nation Bureau | Sep 18, 2017 01:05 PM

Six NASA scientists return from Mars-like habitat after 8 months of isolation

After spending eight months of isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano that mirrors a habitat like Mars, six NASA scientists will return to civilization on Sunday.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 17, 2017 03:12 PM