Outer space

Continents of Earth Created by Giant Meteorite Impacts During First Billion Years of Planet’s History: Research

Washington, August 13: Research suggests the continents of Earth were formed by massive meteorite impacts that were particularly common during the first billion years of our planet’s four-and-a-half billion-year history. Dr Tim Johnson, from Curtin’s School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, said the idea that the continents originally formed at sites of giant meteorite impacts …

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WWE Universe Spots Error With Natalya’s World Record

Natalya was recently presented with three official documents from the Guinness World Records, but eagle-eyed fans have spotted an error in printing. The three-time WWE champion is also one of the most tenured performers in company history. This has led to her earning certain Guinness World Records, the documents for which she received this week. …

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Interesting facts about the asteroid Bennu

Before leaving Bennu, OSIRIS-REx spent more than two years close to the asteroid. It monitored and gathered information about Bennu’s size, shape, mass, composition, spin, and original trajectory. The sample of rock collected from the asteroid’s surface will be delivered to Earth on September 24, 2023, for further scientific investigation. “The OSIRIS-REx data give us …

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An Out-of-this-World Message: Astronaut from International Space Station Congratulates India on 75 Years of Independence

On August 15, 1947, at the crack of dawn, our country kickstarted a whole new journey as the ‘Independent India’. But with freedom came uncertainty and hurdles like lack of resources and internal turmoil, which had the potential to prevent the nation from progressing. Despite these struggles, the newly formed independent India continued to grow …

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Space for Sale Lets You Be a Solar System’s Top Realtor

Build some alien’s dream home! During the August 12 THQ Nordic Showcase, we were introduced to an adorable new builder simulator game. Published by THQ Nordic and developed by Mirage Game Studios, Space for Sale gives you, a petite intergalactic property developer, the chance to make the big bucks. It turns out that buying a …

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Which diet will help save our planet: Climatarian, flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan?

By Mark Maslin, UCL for The Conversation The food we consume has a massive impact on our planet. Agriculture takes up half the habitable land on Earth, destroys forests and other ecosystems and produces a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Meat and dairy specifically account for around 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. …

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Astronomers say they may have found the youngest planet in the galaxy

More than 5,000 planets exist beyond our solar system, according to NASA, and this week astronomers announced they may have discovered the youngest one yet. Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile report in the journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters the first-ever detection of gas in a circumplanetary disk, collections of dust …

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‘Bouncing’ universe theory still can’t explain what came first

New research highlights a troubling problem with concepts of a cyclical universe that experiences infinitely alternating periods of rapid expansion and contraction, known as ‘bouncing universe’ models. These bouncing universe models suggest the cosmos has no beginning, eliminating the need for a troubling singularity prior to the initial period of rapid inflation — commonly known …

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