Continents on ancient Earth were created by giant meteor impacts, scientists say

To date, Earth is the only known planet that has continents. It’s unclear exactly how they formed and evolved, but we do know – because the edges of continents thousands of miles apart come together – that long ago Earth’s landmass was concentrated in a single large supercontinent. Since that’s not what the planet looks … Read more

An asteroid comes dangerously close to Earth today: NASA on its impact

Over the past two days, several asteroids have streaked dangerously past Earth, which could have caused a major crash if one of them hit the planet. And, NASA has alerted another asteroid 2022 OC4 which will fly past the planet on Tuesday and could also come dangerously close. Although the asteroid won’t be as big … Read more

Earth’s days are mysteriously getting longer, scientists say

Atomic clocks, combined with precise astronomical measurements, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer, and scientists don’t know why. This has critical impacts not only on our timing, but also on things like GPS and other technologies that govern our modern lives. In recent decades, the rotation of the Earth … Read more

Unexpected solar wind flow hits Earth at 372 miles per second

On Sunday, the Earth’s magnetic field was bombarded by a current of solar wind reaching speeds of over 600 kilometers (372 miles) per second. While that’s nothing too alarming – solar storms often hit our planet setting off spectacular auroras – what’s odd is that this storm was totally unexpected. “This event was unplanned, so … Read more

Massive volcanic eruption could weaken ozone layer, scientists say

The violent eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga on January 15, 2022 injected an unprecedented amount of water directly into the stratosphere – enough to fill more than 58,000 Olympic swimming pools. “We’ve never seen anything like it,” said Luis Millán, an atmospheric scientist who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. When … Read more

Massive 1,200-foot-wide asteroid is coming for Earth, NASA warns

A massive 1,200-foot-wide asteroid, which was recently discovered, is hurtling towards Earth at very high speeds, according to NASA. The asteroid is expected to make its closest approach tomorrow. Know the danger. Last week, Earth had two close encounters with large asteroids. The first asteroid was 400 feet wide while the second was 600 feet … Read more

Why the Earth is spinning faster than usual: Experts explain

Scientists record shortest day ever as Earth spins faster than usual. PA Time flies. Literally. Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory in England recorded the shortest day ever on June 29 and another shortened day on July 26, Popular Mechanics reported. On those two days, the Earth completed its usual 24-hour rotation in less than … Read more

Earth just had its shortest day on record, thanks to a ‘wobble’

The Earth experienced its shortest day this summer, thanks to an oscillation in its axis that allowed it to complete a single revolution in a fraction of a second in less than 24 hours. June 29 was 1.59 milliseconds shorter than 86,400 seconds, or exactly 24 hours, according to timeanddate.com. In recent decades, the Earth … Read more

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

A solar storm is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic fields tomorrow, August 3. High-speed solar winds moving towards Earth are responsible for the oncoming storm. Northern lights displays and radio blackouts are expected. Last week, solar activity was very weak, but it seems that the Sun is finally getting ready. Earlier, it was reported that … Read more

NASA Shares Largest Ever Image of Andromeda Galaxy, Internet Calls It ‘Extraordinarily Beautiful’

The image shows the 48,000 light-year span of the Andromeda Galaxy. The US space agency NASA shared the “largest ever image” of the Andromeda Galaxy from the Hubble Space Telescope on Sunday. The photo was taken seven years ago and is the sharpest large composite image ever taken of our galactic neighbor. The National Aeronautics … Read more