NASA’s Kepler probe confirms over 100 new exoplanets

The planets' orbital periods range from five and a half to 24 days

Washington: Using data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission, an international team of astronomers has confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds with over 100 exoplanets, some of which may harbour life. The planets’ orbital periods range from five and a half to 24 days Among the findings tallying 197 initial planet candidates, scientists More...

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The NGT said that even the odd-even traffic regulation scheme was unable to improve the ambient air quality in Delhi
By Agencies On Monday, July 18th, 2016
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Deregister diesel vehicles older than 10 years: NGT

New Delhi: Dubbing diesel as a “major cause of pollution”, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday ordered that all diesel vehicles that are 10 years old or more be banned from plying in the national More...

Carbon dioxide is the main ingredient of Mars' atmosphere
By Agencies On Sunday, July 10th, 2016
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Mars orbiter finds carbon dioxide ice on Red Planet

New York: NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found that carbon dioxide ice more often covers the ground at night in some mid-latitude regions than in polar regions of the Red Planet, where it is generally More...

There were reports of flash floods inundating villages and croplands
By Agencies On Saturday, July 9th, 2016
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Floods in Assam affect over 1 lakh people

Guwahati: Over one lakh people have been affected by to floods in seven districts of Assam for the last few days, an official said on Saturday. There were reports of flash floods inundating villages and croplands A More...

"The images clearly show that some natural mouths formed after 2005 lie farther into the outer lagoon
By IANS On Friday, July 8th, 2016
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If neglected, Chilika lake can be swallowed by the sea

Bengaluru: Chilika lake, India’s largest on the east coast in Odisha, will become part of the Bay of Bengal unless there is a “scientific intervention” to save it, a leading geologist has warned. The More...

Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole in their centres
By Agencies On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Growing supermassive black hole in distant galaxy discovered

London: A team of Swedish astronomers has discovered a growing supermassive black hole in the centre of a galaxy located 70 million light years from Earth. Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole in their centres The More...

Sea erosion has intensified at Malpe, Udyavara, Padukere and Ucchila along the coastline
By Agencies On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Sea erosion increases in monsoon-hit coastal Karnataka

Bengaluru: Heavy monsoon rains have intensified sea erosion in coastal Karnataka with strong surface winds and Arabian Sea water pounding the long west coast, the Met Office said on Tuesday. Sea erosion has intensified More...

The rains in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) on Sunday night were patchy
By Agencies On Monday, July 4th, 2016
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Monsoon arrives in Delhi but only patchy rains likely

New Delhi: A day after the long awaited monsoon arrived in the national capital, weather experts on Monday poured water on the hopes of Delhiites forecasting only patchy rains with little possibility of sustained More...

Adelie penguins were once positively affected by warming and negatively affected by cooling
By Agencies On Friday, July 1st, 2016
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Climate change threatening penguins in Antarctica

New York: Continued warming of Antarctica due to climate change could wipe out 60 per cent of Adelie penguin colonies by the end of this century, warns new research. Adelie penguins were once positively affected More...

There would be some relief from sweltering heat in Srinagar during the next two to three days
By Agencies On Sunday, June 26th, 2016
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Srinagar records season’s hottest day

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar on Sunday recorded this season’s highest temperature at 33.5 degrees while the heat wave continued in Jammu where it was 35 degrees. There would More...