earth and the moon

Huge asteroid hurtles past Earth


June 15th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) A giant asteroid about 700 metres wide flew past Earth early Friday, Daily Mail reported.The chunk of space rock - dubbed 2012 LZ1 - passed Earth ... Read more...

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Asteroid to have a near miss with Earth


January 27th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have assured that there is no cause for alarm despite the fact that an asteroid will be coming very close to the earth. In fact at ... Read more...

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Total lunar eclipse Dec 10


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Sky gazers are all set to witness a celestial event involving the Moon, the Earth and the Sun as the second total lunar eclipse of the ... Read more...

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Star attacks planet with radiation


September 14th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A nearby star is bombarding its companion planet with a barrage of X-rays, hundred thousand times more intense than the earth receives from the Sun, a ... Read more...

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A solar eclipse for penguins, sea leopards?


July 1st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Sky gazers in India and around the world will be a disappointed lot as they won't be able to witness the partial solar eclipse occurring ... Read more...

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India to miss partial solar eclipse


May 31st, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Sky gazers in India will miss the year's second partial solar eclipse Wednesday as it will not be visible in the country.The partial solar eclipse ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft closing in on huge asteroid Vesta


May 4th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): NASA spacecraft Dawn has reached a new phase of its mission to the asteroid Vesta, and will begin using cameras for the first time to aid navigation for ... Read more...

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Plans afoot for astronauts to orbit moon’s far side


November 26th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Scientists want to explore the far side of the moon using a manned spacecraft for the first time since the Apollo landings of 1968.Engineers with aerospace giant Lockheed ... Read more...

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Design moon rocket, win $65 mn


October 28th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 28 (IANS) Russia's space agency Roscosmos is offering two billion rubles ($65 million) as an award for the best design of a moon-landing spaceship, a media report said.Roscosmos announced an ... Read more...

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Elusive green comet Hartley 2 will be visible today


October 20th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Hartley 2, the comet that was discovered in 1986 by Australian astronomer Malcolm Hartley, has been shrouded in mystery for a very long time, but today it ... Read more...

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Planet Neptune didn’t knock out Cold Classical Kuiper Belt


October 6th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Challenging popular theory about how part of our solar system formed, a University of Victoria PhD student has found evidence that the planet Neptune can't have knocked a ... Read more...

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Asteroids 2010 RF12 & 2010 RX30 Both Pass Relatively Close to Earth Today


September 9th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two small asteroids who are on totally different orbits will have passed between the moon and the earth today (Wednesday) with one passing by early this morning and ... Read more...

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Asteroid 2010 RX30 misses Earth by a whisker


September 9th, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An asteroid just passed between the Earth and the moon and astronomers say there is another asteroid that is also making the approach to pass. Scientists ... Read more...

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India to miss total solar eclipse


July 11th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) This year's total solar eclipse on Sunday will be missed by sky gazers in India as the celestial phenomenon will not be visible in Asia. The eclipse will ... Read more...

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Earth Is Younger Than You Thought, Study Reveals


June 13th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez June 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems the mystery surrounding Earth and its origin is far from over, if revelations of a recent study is taken into consideration. A research which ... Read more...

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Planetary collision created Earth and Moon


June 8th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) The Earth and Moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus, research says. The research from the ... Read more...

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The Earth, moon were created much later than previously thought


June 8th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): The Earth and moon were thought to have been formed nearly 4,537 million years ago but new research suggests they were created much later.The Earth and Moon ... Read more...

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Asteroid 2010 GA6 Will Fly By The Earth Today


April 9th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Okay everyone, get out your trusty telescopes and look towards the skies! And no it isn't the return of Jesus just yet (hold on my fellow Christians, it ... Read more...

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Newly discovered asteroid to pass by earth today


April 8th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A newly discovered asteroid is set to pass by earth today, but experts say it poses no danger to the planet.Discovered by astronomers with the Catalina Sky Survey ... Read more...

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Asteroids coming close to Earth can experience strong ’shakes’


January 21st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that asteroids that come relatively close to Earth can experience a strong "seismic shake".The research was carried out by MIT ... Read more...

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World’s first thermal images of Moon’s dark side unveiled


October 8th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 8 (ANI): The world's first thermal images of the dark side of the moon have been unveiled.According to a report in the Telegraph, the pictures were captured by a specialist ... Read more...

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NASA’s Moon mission successfully completes lunar maneuver


June 24th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, successfully completed its most significant early mission milestone on June 23 with a lunar swingby and calibration of its ... Read more...

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Watch the brightest full moon of 2008 tonight!


December 12th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Sky watchers around the world will witness tonight the biggest and brightest full moon of 2008.According to a report in National Geographic News, although a full ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 enters lunar orbit


November 8th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru, Nov.8 (ANI): An official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday confirmed that the spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 had entered the lunar orbit successfully. S. Satish, spokesperson of ISRO said ... Read more...

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NASAs Deep Impact films Earth as an alien world


July 18th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): NASAs Deep Impact spacecraft has filmed the moon passing in front of the Earth as seen from the spacecrafts point of view 31 million miles away, which ... Read more...

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Lazy pulsar orbits a faster and more energetic companion in binary system


June 24th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, June 24 (ANI): Astronomers have spotted an extremely rare sight of two pulsars orbiting each other in a binary system, in which a slowly-rotating lazy pulsar or neutron star (Pulsar ... Read more...

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Earth might have had multiple moons in the past


May 7th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by admin
London, May 7 (ANI): A new model developed by scientists has suggested that the ancient catastrophe that led to the creation of the moon may have produced additional satellites that lingered ... Read more...

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