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Land ahoy: Study shows the first continents bobbed to the surface more than 3 billion years ago
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Land ahoy: Study shows the first continents bobbed to the surface more than 3 billion years ago

Most ancient continents, including the Singhbhum Craton, are made of granites, which formed through the melting of pre-existing rocks at the base of the crust.

'Welcome home': SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth, ending 200-day space mission
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'Welcome home': SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth, ending 200-day space mission

Their homecoming — coming just eight hours after leaving the International Space Station — paved the way for SpaceX’s launch of their four replacements as early as Wednesday night

E-waste management warrants introspection, reexamination, and course correction
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E-waste management warrants introspection, reexamination, and course correction

It is time we seriously examine our consumption and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment and make it environmentally conscious

Researchers discover a gargantuan comet 1,000 times bigger than usual heading towards Earth
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Researchers discover a gargantuan comet 1,000 times bigger than usual heading towards Earth

Scientists predict that the comet will come closest to the Earth about a decade later, sometime in the year 2031.

Joint Euro-Japan spacecraft BepiColombo got its first view of Mercury, completed one of six flybys
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Joint Euro-Japan spacecraft BepiColombo got its first view of Mercury, completed one of six flybys

The joint mission was launched in 2018 and it flew once past Earth and twice past Venus on its journey to the solar system’s smallest planet.

Hole in Earth's protective ozone layer larger than usual and surpasses size of Antartica, say scientists
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Hole in Earth's protective ozone layer larger than usual and surpasses size of Antartica, say scientists

Atmospheric ozone absorbs ultraviolet light coming from the sun. Its absence means more of this high-energy radiation reaches the Earth, where it can harm living cells

Asteroid Bennu to pass Earth in September 2135, possibility of impact 'very slight'
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Asteroid Bennu to pass Earth in September 2135, possibility of impact 'very slight'

Bennu was discovered in 1999 and is classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid.

Tracing the graphs of the three Khans in a nation transformed by sociopolitical upheavals
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Tracing the graphs of the three Khans in a nation transformed by sociopolitical upheavals

Kaveree Bamzai's new book on Shah Rukh, Aamir, and Salman benefits the most from its timeliness, given the rising conversations around Islamophobia, the streaming vs theatres debate, and the Khans' own complacencies.

Astronomers found 1,715 stars with an unobstructed view of Earth in the last 5,000 years
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Astronomers found 1,715 stars with an unobstructed view of Earth in the last 5,000 years

Experts like late Stephen Hawking have warned against reaching out to aliens because they could harm us.

World Rainforest Day 2021: Ways to protect rainforests and contribute to conservation organisations
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World Rainforest Day 2021: Ways to protect rainforests and contribute to conservation organisations

Among the many concerns, deforestation has been increasing since the 1980s, owing to human demand for food, fibre, and fuel

Jeff Bezos' space trip: How far Amazon boss is going, how he'll get back and how safe it is
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Jeff Bezos' space trip: How far Amazon boss is going, how he'll get back and how safe it is

The Amazon boss' trip comes at a time when enthusiasm and interest around spaceflight is higher than it has ever arguably been

Lunar Eclipse May 2021: Date, timing, and all you need to know about the purna chandra grahan
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Lunar Eclipse May 2021: Date, timing, and all you need to know about the purna chandra grahan

Although the chances of the lunar eclipse being visible to the naked eye are minimal, a partial lunar eclipse will still be visible from the northeastern part of India (except Sikkim)

Since 1960, Earth's forest cover has shrunk about 1m sq km while cropland, pastures have increased
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Since 1960, Earth's forest cover has shrunk about 1m sq km while cropland, pastures have increased

Earth's skin is stretched across 510 million km2, 361 million km2 is water, about 15 million km2 is covered by ice with 134 million km2 is ice-free land.

Debris from China's Long March 5B rocket is hurtling towards Earth, expected to crash next week
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Debris from China's Long March 5B rocket is hurtling towards Earth, expected to crash next week

It could land anywhere from New York, Madrid and Beijing and as far south as southern Chile and Wellington, New Zealand.

Nobel laureates stress ‘existential need’ to act and protect humanity from future risks
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Nobel laureates stress ‘existential need’ to act and protect humanity from future risks

Repair and restore the "global commons" that allow our species to flourish — climate, ice, land, ocean, freshwater, forests, soils, and rich diversity.

ISRO, NASA join hands for NISAR satellite to track disasters, impact of climate change
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ISRO, NASA join hands for NISAR satellite to track disasters, impact of climate change

It is being assembled in a NASA clean room, after which it will be sent to India to prep it for launch at UR Rao Space Centre.

Tropics lost 12.2 million hectares of tree cover in 2020, largely due to agriculture
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Tropics lost 12.2 million hectares of tree cover in 2020, largely due to agriculture

Plants and soil are carbon sinks, sucking up roughly a third of all the carbon pollution humans produce annually.

Asteroid Apophis is not a threat to Earth for at least next 100 years, says US space agency NASA
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Asteroid Apophis is not a threat to Earth for at least next 100 years, says US space agency NASA

Scientists were able to refine Apophis' orbit around the sun thanks to radar observations earlier this month, when the asteroid passed within 17 million kilometers

NASA's Hubble telescope captures Saturn changing its colours according to the seasons
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NASA's Hubble telescope captures Saturn changing its colours according to the seasons

Saturn’s seasonal change is similar to Earth’s as they orbit the Sun on their tilted axis and the northern and the southern hemisphere receive sunlight.