An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday to put a sharp-eyed, Earth-watching satellite into orbit for DigitalGlobe.
The 188-foot (60-meter) tall booster, built and flown by United
The probability of a solar storm striking Earth in the next decade with enough force to do serious damage to electricity networks could be as high as 12 per cent, according to solar scientists.
One such storm erupted from the surf
For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star.
The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin.
Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.
The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 am EDT, when the mo
Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, US researchers said.
The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth's magnetic field, matchin
Dubai Airports has launched a campaign to turn off all non-essential lights at Dubai International for an hour everyday in the run-up to Earth Hour on March 29.
The campaign will not affect essential facilities within the airport
An asteroid estimated to be the size of three football fields whizzed close to Earth on Monday, roughly a year after one exploded over Russia and injured 1,200 people.
Slooh Space Camera tracked the approach of the asteroid as it
An asteroid the size of a small truck zoomed past Earth four times closer than the moon on Saturday, the latest in a parade of visiting celestial objects that has raised awareness of potentially hazardous impacts on the planet.