According to the research, the surge in CO2 levels was so much after the impact that local seawater temperatures rose by five degrees Celsius for 100,000 years.
When an asteroid crashed into Earth 66 million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs — the event is called the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction — the only birds to survive were those living on the ground.
The near-complete fossil, discovered in eastern Utah this year, revealed the newly-discovered mammalian species lived during the age of dinosaurs and was almost as big as a modern-day rabbit.
A group of scientists posited this theory after running cosmological models using NASA’s New Horizons data on Pluto and findings of European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
The latest prediction by a team of scientists from China paints a dire picture for Earth’s climate, a far cry from the Paris Agreement’s aim to limit temperature rise to under 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.
Curiosity's original drilling mechanism went offline in 2016, taking away the vehicle’s critical ability to analyze powder samples from Martian rocks.
The satellite ABI instrument photographs Earth in visible and infrared light to detect water vapor and clouds, but in order to perform up to the mark, its detectors have to be cooled.
The observation, which is one of the highest-resolution works in the history of astronomy, was made possible with the help of a cool, lightweight brown dwarf star orbiting just 2 million kilometers away from the pulsar.
The mystery, one of the greatest in the world, still remains unsolved, but a new expedition launched by an international team of scientists could finally find the answer.
The early solar system might have been chaotic for the ringed planets' peculiar moons.
Last time, the first stage of this rocket was used for the U.S. Air Force’s classified Zuma mission.
Their numbers have been declining due to an increase in illegal poaching for human consumption.
Homo sapiens makeup just 0.01 percent of all life on Earth but have destroyed wildlife and plants on an unimaginable scale.
A new paper called for more research to investigate the link, if any, between incidence of cancer among wild animals and the probability of human activity being a cause for the disease.
Once astronauts venture beyond Earth’s magnetic field, they are at risk of being exposed to cosmic radiation 1,000 times higher than what they experience on our planet, which can lead to memory impairment.
Researchers ran models to see how the cosmic rays from ancient supernovae would have interacted with our atmosphere and affected life on the planet.
Unlike planets and a vast majority of space objects in the solar system, the newly-discovered asteroid is moving in the opposite direction around sun, in a retrograde orbit.
The magpie bridge will help beam data from the moon's far side to Earth.
The effort could help scientists understand the quantum properties of atoms at extreme temperatures.
The satellite will observe different regions of the cosmos over the course of two years in search of exoplanets.
The effort would prove critical for understanding formation and development of stars as well as the evolution of galaxies.
As per theories, Planet Nine could be 10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the sun than Neptune.