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NASA Confirms Largest Comet Ever Seen

On Wednesday, NASA announced its Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the largest icy comet nucleus ever seen by astronomers. The estimated diameter is approximately 80 miles across, and its nucleus is about 50 times larger than that found at the...

Asteroid Hits Earth at 11 Miles Per Second

A small asteroid struck the Earth above Iceland last Friday — just two hours after it was first spotted by an astronomer. The space rock, named 2022 EB5, is believed to have mostly burnt up in our planet's atmosphere, but...

The Earth Itself May Be an Intelligent Entity, Scientists Say

If a planet like Earth can be “alive,” can it also have a mind of its own? A recent research paper explores this fascinating question. A US team of scientists published a paper exploring just this question in the International...

Carl Sagan on the Brilliance of Ancient Greek Scientist Eratosthenes

Carl Sagan, the American astronomer, author, and science communicator was renowned for making difficult scientific concepts understandable to the millions; he did exactly this at the beginning of his renowned series "Cosmos" by explaining the thought process of the...

Winter Solstice Brings Hope for Longer, Brighter Days Ahead

After another long, difficult year, the peoples of the world -- those in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway -- look forward to the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year but brings hope for longer, brighter days...

NASA Says Asteroid Will Break into Earth’s Orbit Next Week

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Wednesday that an asteroid larger than the Eiffel Tower will enter Earth's orbit next Saturday, December 11. The asteroid, called 4660 Nereus, is not expected to make an impact with Earth...

How Eratosthenes Calculated the Earth’s Circumference in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greeks made countless astronomical discoveries, including Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference and its shape.

How Ancient Greeks Set Humanity on the Path to Space Exploration

While civilized society was just learning to use the wheel on earth, ancient Greeks were aiming at celestial space and the stars.

The Quiet Earth: Seismic Noise in Greece Has Fallen Tenfold Since Lockdown

A study by Greek experts on "seismic noise" in the country since the imposition of the severe restrictions on movement this Spring has shown that this background noise has been reduced by a factor of ten. Seismic noise is a...