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When the world saw how earth looked from the vicinity of moon

It was taken by the spacecraft that was part of the Lunar Orbiter program to photograph the potential landing sites for the then upcoming Surveyor and Apollo missions.

The Lunar orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth from the surrounding of Moon.(Image credit: NASA)
The Lunar orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth from the surrounding of Moon.(Image credit: NASA)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 05:00 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

First planet beyond our galaxy discovered. It's 28 million light-years away

The first exoplanet discovered was in 1992 and, since then, most exoplanets found have been less than 3,000 light-years from Earth.

The transit, they witnessed, lasted a total of about three hours and the X-ray emissions dipped all the way to zero.(Chandra X-ray Observatory/Twitter)
The transit, they witnessed, lasted a total of about three hours and the X-ray emissions dipped all the way to zero.(Chandra X-ray Observatory/Twitter)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 08:55 AM IST
Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ancient shark teeth helping solve mystery of Earth’s climate history

The teeth from Seymour Island bear testimony that the Antarctic waters – at least where the sharks lived – stays warmer longer than scientists had estimated.

The current traps cold waters in the Southern Ocean and helps keep Antarctica cold and frozen, the study revealed.(AFP)
The current traps cold waters in the Southern Ocean and helps keep Antarctica cold and frozen, the study revealed.(AFP)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 12:05 PM IST
PTI | By | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

High-speed solar storm may hit Earth today: All you need to know

Due to solar storms, the outer atmosphere of the Earth can be heated which can have a direct effect on satellites.

Solar storms have their roots in an 11-year cycle that shifts the polarity of the Sun’s magnetic field.(AP)
Solar storms have their roots in an 11-year cycle that shifts the polarity of the Sun’s magnetic field.(AP)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 12:15 PM IST
By | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Four homeless 'rogue planets' of Earth-mass found near centre of galaxy

Led by Iain McDonald of the University of Manchester, UK, the study used data obtained in 2016 during the K2 mission phase of NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.

The study team found 27 short-duration candidate microlensing signals that varied over timescales of between an hour and 10 days.(Nasa)
The study team found 27 short-duration candidate microlensing signals that varied over timescales of between an hour and 10 days.(Nasa)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 12:03 PM IST
By | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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