Closest Exoplanet to Earth Could Host Life

Using state-of-the-art astronomical instruments, an international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of Proxima b, an Earth-like planet that’s orbiting the closest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri. “Confirming the existence of Proxima b was an important task, and it’s one of the most interesting planets known in the solar neighborhood,” Alejandro Suarez […]

China Just Dropped a Huge Rocket Piece Back to Earth

Parts of China’s gigantic Long March 5B rocket finally made their uncontrolled descent back to Earth on Monday, CNN reports. Pieces of debris soared over the continental United States before splashing into the Atlantic Monday afternoon, as confirmed by the US Air Force. “For a large object like this, dense pieces like parts of the […]

China’s New Spacecraft Returns to Earth: Official

China’s new prototype spacecraft “successfully landed” on Friday, marking an important step in its ambitions to run a permanent space station and send astronauts to the moon. The spacecraft — which was launched Tuesday — arrived safely at a predetermined site, the China Manned Space Agency said, after a hitch in an earlier part of […]

Black Hole Closest to Earth Discovered, a ‘Silent’ Whose Companion Stars Are Visible to Naked Eye: ESO

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have discovered a new black hole lying just 1,000 light-years away from Earth. This black hole is the closest to the planet, and has two companion stars visible to the naked eye. Unlike most other black holes, this one does not interact violently with the environment – which […]

Astronomers Find Nearest Black Hole to Earth, and It’s Strange

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) claim to have spotted the closest known black hole to Earth. The black hole is only 1,000 light-years from Earth — so close, the system it’s in can be seen in the southern hemisphere’s night sky with the naked eye, according to the researchers. “We were totally surprised […]

Massive Asteroid to Zip Past Earth Tomorrow, NASA Says ‘It Poses No Threat’

A huge ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid is expected to fly past Earth tomorrow. The asteroid 1998 OR2 is said to be more than a mile-long, and if it were to strike the planet, it could cause extreme havoc. However, NASA has put all rumours regarding this huge asteroid to rest, and says that it ‘poses no […]

The best ads from the weirdest Earth Day in its 50-year history- Tempemail – Blog

Today (22 April) marks 50 years since the first Earth Day celebrations took place in the US. Outraged by oil spills, smog, and polluted rivers, on this day in 1970, 20 million (10% of the US population) came out in the spring sunshine to demonstrate together. Fast forward to the present day and celebrations are […]

Exoplanet Closest to Earth in Temperature and Size Found, NASA Announces

NASA on Wednesday announced the discovery of an Earth-like planet, Kepler-1649c, orbiting in its star’s habitable zone by scientists using old observations from Kepler space telescope. The habitable zone is an area around a star where a planet could support water in its liquid form. The newly discovered exoplanet is only 1.06 times larger than […]

Mercury-Bound Spacecraft Swings by Earth, Beams Back Pictures

A Mercury-bound spacecraft swooped past Earth on Friday, tweaking its roundabout path to the solar system’s smallest and innermost planet. Launched one and a half years ago, Europe and Japan’s BepiColombo spacecraft passed within 8,000 miles (12,700 kilometres) of Earth. The closest approach occurred over the South Atlantic, with telescopes in Chile catching a glimpse […]