NASA drops racially charged nicknames of celestial bodies

NASA is examining its use of phrases for planets, galaxies and other cosmic objects "as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion."

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Lockdown emissions fall will have 'no effect' on climate

Using open source data, the team calculated how levels of 10 different greenhouse gases and air pollutants changed in more than 120 countries between February and June this year

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In a rare event, astronomers discover Saturn-like planet orbiting small cool star

According to the reports, the giant planet looked like Saturn and was detected by a 'wobble' in star's motion. 

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Herbivores face higher extinction risk than predators: Study

The paper, which appeared in Science Advances, suggests herbivores have suffered a higher extinction rate over the past 50,000 years compared to other parts of the food web and the trend continues…

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Climate crisis: Satellites spots throng of Emperor penguins from space

The discoveries were made by the birds' poo, or red-brown guano which had stained large patches of sea-ice.

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A dead star in our galaxy is emitting radiation never witnessed before!

Most stars, after completing their life cycle simply become white dwarfs, which refers to the core of what once used to be a star

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Students from Gujarat in India spot an asteroid heading towards Earth

The asteroid in question is shifting its orbit, which will eventually cause it to potentially cross paths with our planet

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Dinosaur-era microbes lying dormant in ocean resuscitated by scientists

A team at Japan’s Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology successfully revived microbes that had been lying on the ocean floor since the age of dinosaurs

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NASA to send stadium-size balloon to study formation of stars

Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High Spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter-wavelengths (ASTHROS) is tentatively planned to launch in December 2023 from Antarctica.

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Martian rock to be sent back to Mars in NASA's rover mission after 700,000 years

According to space engineers, the rock will be used to calibrate detectors onboard the robot rover Perseverance after it lands and begins its search for signs of past life on the planet.

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Fungus found in Chernobyl could protect humans from deadly radiations on Mars

"It self-replicates and self-heals, so even if there's a solar flare that damages the radiation shield significantly, it will be able to grow back in a few days." 

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Highest-ever temperature recorded in Norwegian Arctic archipelago

According to scientific study, global warming in the Arctic is happening twice as fast as for the rest of the planet.

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China launches Mars probe in space race with US

Tianwen-1 is not China's first attempt to go to Mars. A previous mission with Russia in 2011 ended prematurely as the launch failed. Now, Beijing is trying on its own.

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A new blood test can detect cancer four years before symptoms show

The blood test, called PanSeer can detect cancer in 95 per cent people who show no symptoms but after a few years develop the disease

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Scientists discover a methane leak in Antarctica's seabed

Methane is a harmful gas and is one of the primary contributors to climate change.

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