Earth & Universe

The Mystery of Planet ‘X”, the Ninth Planet no one has seen!

Percival Lowell was a man of many errors. The 19th-Century travel writer and businessman – fabulously wealthy, perennially moustachioed, and often found in crisp three-piece suits – had read a book on Mars, and on this basis, decided to become an astronomer. Over the coming decades, he made a number of wild claims. First up, …

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Antarctica’s Floating Ice Shelves reveal a Secret Life Beneath

Though it is not unusual to find marine animals thriving under the Antarctica seafloor, researchers had always assumed that all life would become less abundant farther away from open water and sunlight. However, the discovery of filter-feeding organisms — 160 miles (260 km) away from the open ocean, with temperatures of −2.2°C and under complete …

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Antarctica’s Snow Is Turning Green Due To Climate Change, May Increase Snowmelt

The climate change is slowly becoming so hazardous that its effects are becoming more and more pronounced each passing year. The latest devastating development has been in the snow in the Antarctic peninsula which is turning green. This is happening due to the algae blooming there which will most possibly spread as the temperatures increase …

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50th Anniversary Of Earth Day

Earth Day, is usually celebrated on April 22, and this year is the 50th anniversary. It is usually commemorated with outdoor activities demonstrating support for environmental protection. These include planting trees, collecting roadside or beach trash, and conducting, or participating in, recycling and conservation programs. While the coronavirus lockdowns will restrict some of the usual …

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It rains Iron on the Super-heated Exoplanet WASP-76b

This is not a Science Fiction movie but Scientists have found evidence for rain on an exoplanet. But don’t get too excited for the prospect of life on this world, since, instead of water, the rainfall consists of extremely hot vapor droplets of iron. Researchers at the University of Geneva in Switzerland announced these new …

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Island of Niue is the world’s first “dark sky” nation

As the world becomes a busier place, night skies uncontaminated by light pollution aren’t as common as they once were. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization with the mission of preserving dark skies and cutting down on light pollutions has granted the designation of the Fist Dark Sky Nation to the …

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