PARIS: Geoengineering schemes designed to deflect some of the Sun's planet-warming rays would backfire if suddenly discontinued, wiping out species and entire ecosystems, a study published Monday warns. "Rapid warming after stopping…
WASHINGTON: Our Sun is much like other stars, and not an anomaly because of its magnetic poles that flip every 11 years, scientists say. The report in the journal Science aims to lay to rest the controversy over whether our solar…
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan witnessed the first penumbral lunar eclipse of the year in the wee hours of Saturday. The partial lunar eclipse started at 03.43 AM local time. It peaked at 5:44 AM and continued till 07.53 AM. According to…
WASHINGTON: An international team of researchers announced Monday the discovery of 104 new planets outside our solar system, including four that could have Earth-like, rocky surfaces.
PARIS: Life on Earth may have sprung from bombardment by a youthful Sun lashing out with flares as potent as a thousand trillion exploding atomic bombs, a study suggested.
Tiny Mercury, the solar system's innermost planet, sailed across the face of the sun on Monday, a celestial dance that occurs about once every decade as Earth and its smaller neighboring planet align in space.
MIAMI: Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found what may be the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA said Thursday.