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Earth as Art: Incredible Images from Space

Photo: USGSEyjafjorour, Iceland All images courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) When asked “How does India look from space?” by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to travel in space, replied “Saare Jahan Se Achcha” – better than the whole world. Yes, our Earth looks amazingly beautiful when viewed from …

How the Early Universe Was Like a Superhot Liquid

Photo: CERNReal lead-lead collision in ALICE inner detector The early universe was not only dense and hot, but now it has been found out that it also behaved like a hot liquid. This breakthrough discovery is based on the Large Hadron Collider ALICE’s experiment at CERN. Dr. David Evans from the University of Birmingham’s School …

Was Evolution Kickstarted by Alien Life?

Photo: Eric Erbe There are scientists at NASA who are suggesting that the evolutionary progress of life on Earth was given a helping hand by extraterrestrial beings. They suggest that the progression of lifeforms from single cell organisms to sentient beings was due to the activation of genes inserted into the Earthly eukaryote by extraterrestrials. …

The Planet from Another Galaxy Shedding Light on Our Solar System

Photo: ESO/L. Calçada, used with permissionThe star HIP 13044 and, on the bottom right, its planet HIP 13044 b. HIP 13044 b is gaining fame as a newly discovered planet from another galaxy. This great discovery was made by European scientists with the European Southern Observatory’s 2.2 meter telescope on La Silla, a mountain in …

The Greatest Cities on Earth Shining into Space

Photo: NASA Not only stars light up the sky at night; these incredible photographs taken from the space stations show earth in a whole new light. The Nile Delta is illuminated above and shows the incredible distribution of the population. NASA describes it as a flower, with Cairo being a particularly bright spot at the …