NASA confirms presence of massive hole on the Sun that could affect Earth
NASA has confirmed in a recent post the existence of a 75,000-mile-wide (1,20,701 km) hole on the Sun that could affect the Earth. The space agency named this hole – AR2665. It can produce radiation storms on the Earth and affect our communication satellites. Electricity shortages are also a possibility in some parts of the planet.
Indian astronomers discover ‘Saraswati’ in space
What can be seen as a huge astronomical triumph, a team of Indian astronomers from Pune has discovered an extremely large supercluster of galaxies as big as 20 million billion suns?
A ‘larger-than-Earth’ sunspot is turning toward us
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has detected a massive sunspot, called Active Region 2665, that’s bigger than Earth. An active region on the sun, an area of intense and complex magnetic fields, has rotated into view on the sun and seems to be growing rather quickly in this video captured by SDO between July 5-11, 2017.
Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica
Scientists on Wednesday stated that one of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica. The iceberg will pose an additional obstacle for research vessels and other ships operating in the area of the frozen continent.
A ‘concrete’ solution to tackle Air pollution?
Air pollution is the world’s single biggest environmental health risk and now, a recent study could be a roadmap to tackle the problem. The Stony Brook University researchers revealed that sulphur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces.