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October 21, 2017

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Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at 2°C, the core goal of the Paris Agreement, scientists said on Monday. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries. While definitions vary, a heat wave is measured...
With increase in the earth's temperature, all that one faces is hot year with a little shower. NASA's new study gets rid of this disappointment. The study suggests that the future may be rainier than expected. The new study, published under the title, "Tightening of Tropical Ascent and High Clouds Key to Precipitation Change in a Warmer Climate", in the...
This June, several celestial bodies will visit the sky. While some stay throughout the month, some may give a guest appearance. The ring planet and the giant one will visit the earth this month. For star gazers the best time to view both these planets together, will be a few hours after Saturn rises at sunset, and before Jupiter sets. Jupiter...
Recent research from NASA's Cassini mission has given a new insight on Enceladus, Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon. Researchers have found evidence that the moon's spin axis has reoriented. Examining the moon's features, the team showed that Enceladus appears to have tipped away from its original axis by about 55 degrees. This is more than halfway toward rolling completely onto its...
Space exploration was indeed a great breakthrough in the world of astronomy. NASA is all set to send its probe to the Sun which will take the world of astronomy and physics to the next higher level. First of its kind, this mission to a star will launch in 2018. NASA has renamed the mission "Solar Probe Plus" spacecraft as...
New study by three scientists from NASA finds yet another cause of glacier meltdown. The finding suggests that the ice in Rink Glacier, Greenland, didn't just melt faster than usual, it slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic wave. This is similar to a warmed freezer pop sliding out of its plastic casing. The study's initial aim, to precisely track a glacier's loss of...
NASA's Juno has brought all cheers to the Juno team. Although been a long time since it has made any news, the news it has brought is really appreciated. Juno mission accomplished a close flyby of Jupiter on May 19. This marks the success as it was the fifth science flyby of the mission. It completed its fifth science orbit. All...
NASA's Expedition 51 crew's two astronauts will have a brief space walk. This walk will serve the purpose of repairing and replacing a critical computer relay box that failed on Saturday. According to NASA, the box controls solar arrays, radiators, cooling loops and other functions. It is one of the two boxes in the middle of the football field-length station. The relay...
In a major decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, the union cabinet on Wednesday approved construction of 10 units of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR), with which, a fresh nuclear capacity of 7,000 Megawatt (MW) will be added. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to build ten indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors, the largest ever...
NASA's DSCOVR, launched in 2015, has been keeping the scientists busy in deciphering the flashes. The homeward-facing instrument, at least one million miles from Earth, has captured the unexpected flashes of light reflecting off Earth. Keen observers from outside NASA wrote in, questioning the source of these lights. NASA also received several mails questioning the sudden flashes. This lead the...