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'SpaceX Starlink satellites may hamper scientific progress'

Satellite constellations like SpaceX's Starlink network could disproportionately affect science programmes that require twilight observations, such as searches for Earth-threatening asteroids and ...

'SpaceX Starlink satellites may hamper scientific progress'

'Dent' in Earth's magnetic field slowly expanding: Scientists

Particle radiation in this region can knock out onboard computers and interfere with the data collection of satellites that pass through it.

'Dent' in Earth's magnetic field slowly expanding: Scientists

SUV-sized asteroid flies past Earth in closest known flyby

A car-sized asteroid flew past our home planet over the weekend, in the closest flyby of such space rocks on record and scientists hardly had any information about it until it departed.

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School girls in India discover Earth-bound asteroid

The two girls, who hail from the western Indian city of Surat, discovered the object as part of an asteroid search campaign conducted by SPACE India along with the International Astronomical Search ...

Asteroid

COVID quiet time soothes Earth's seismic shakes

COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide led to the longest and most pronounced reduction in human-linked seismic vibrations ever recorded, sharpening scientists' ability to hear earth's natural signals and ...

Empty tables are seen during a quiet night at Brixton Village, as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to affect businesses, in London, Britain, 14 July 2020.

Map of world's uncharted ocean beds takes shape despite crisis

Scientists say the topography of the ocean floor is less well known than the surfaces of Mars, Mercury or Venus and that charting the depth and shape of the seabed will help understand the impact ...

A view of a siphonophore Apolemia, recorded during the Ningaloo Canyons expedition, in deepwater off the west Australian coast, 16 March 2020.

Closest black hole to Earth discovered

The black hole, at least 4.2 times the mass of the sun, is gravitationally bound to two stars in a so-called triple system roughly 1,000 light years from Earth, researchers said on Wednesday.

An artist's impression depicts the orbits of the two stars and the black hole in the HR 6819 triple system, made up of an inner binary with one star (orbit in blue) and a newly discovered black hole (orbit in red), as well as a third star in a wider orbit (also in blue), in this image released on 6 May 2020.

Water has been there on Earth since formation, says study

Since water can obviously be found on our planet today, it means that the water we are now enjoying on Earth has been there since its formation, says a study which sheds new light into the ancient ...

Water has been there on Earth since formation, says study

'Rainforests losing ability to absorb carbon'

The world's tropical forests are rapidly losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas emissions, with the Amazon rainforest at risk of turning from carbon sink to source within ...

Amazon forest. AFP file photo
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