Solar storm HITTING Earth tomorrow; Radio Blackouts expected in many regions

A solar storm is expected to hit the magnetic fields of Earth tomorrow, August 3. High-speed solar winds moving towards the Earth are responsible for the incoming storm. Aurora display and radio blackouts are expected. Last week witnessed very low solar activity but it seems that the Sun is now finally gearing up. Earlier, it … Read more

Earth Just Had Its Shortest Day on Record, Thanks to a ‘Wobble’

The Earth had its shortest ever day this summer, thanks to a wobble in its axis which meant it completed a single spin in a fraction of a second less than 24 hours. June 29 was 1.59 milliseconds shorter than 86,400 seconds, or exactly 24 hours, according to the website timeanddate.com. In recent decades the … Read more

NASA Shares Largest-Ever Image Of Andromeda Galaxy, Internet Calls It “Extraordinarily Beautiful”

Image shows the 48,000-light-year-long stretch of the Andromeda galaxy. American space agency NASA on Sunday shared the “largest-ever” image assembled of the Andromeda galaxy by the Hubble Space Telescope. The picture was captured seven years ago and it is the sharpest large composite image ever taken of our galactic neighbor. The National Aeronautics and Space … Read more

Scientists baffled as Earth spins faster than usual

Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal—making days shorter than usual. New measurements by the UK’s National Physical Laboratory show that the Earth is spinning faster than it was half a century ago. On June 29, the Earth’s full rotation took 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours — … Read more

Earth Completes Rotation In Less Than 24-Hours, Smashes Record Again For Shortest Day

The cause of the differing speed of Earth’s spin is still unknown. (Queue) On July 29, the Earth broke its record for the shortest day as it completed a full spin in 1.59 milliseconds less than its standard 24-hour rotation. According to the Independent, the planet recently has been increasing its speed. Back in 2020, … Read more

‘Shooting Star Saturday’ Will See Three Meteor Showers, Two Asteroids Whizz By And A 25-Ton Chinese Rocket Re-enter

Are you ready for “shooting star Saturday?” Getty Get your eyes to the night skies this weekend and you may see about 20 “shooting stars” from three streams of meteors caused by our planet surging through the leftovers of three separate comets. The key time for that is Saturday evening—just before midnight through until two … Read more

New Study Offers a Surprising Timeline For Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction

A climate scientist at Tohoku University in Japan has run the numbers and does not think today’s mass extinction event will equal that of the previous five. At least not for many more centuries to come. On more than one occasion over the past 540 million years, Earth has lost most of its species in … Read more

New Set of Chemical Reactions Could Finally Explain How Life Started on Earth

Once upon a time, when our planet Earth was very young and very new, there was not a single scrap of life on it to be found. Then, somewhere, somehow, some quirk of chemistry happened, and the molecular building blocks of our very first single-celled ancestors emerged: the amino acids and nucleic acids that came … Read more

First Mars samples set to land on Earth in 2033

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The first mission to return samples from another planet will touch down on Earth in 2033, according to NASA and European Space Agency officials. The Perseverance rover is currently collecting the samples on … Read more