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  • Large asteroid to pass close to Earth

    An asteroid wider than the tallest building in the world will cross Earth's orbit next week, media reports said Wednesday. Named 7482 (1994 PC1), the asteroid is slated to fly by Jan. 18 but is not expected to threaten Earth with a direct collision.

  • World's oldest living person celebrates 119th birthday

    The woman considered to be the world's oldest living person turned 119 on Sunday. Tanaka Kane was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person in 2019, when she was 116 years old. Residing at a care facility in Fukuo

  • NASA launches the world's largest telescope

    On Saturday, the US Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the James Webb Space Telescope from the northeastern coast of South America. The Associated Press reported that NASA launched the largest and most powerful telescope in the wor

  • WHO : Omicron cases doubling at least every 3 days

    The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading significantly faster than the Delta strain in countries with documented community transmission, with the number of cases doubling in 1.5 to 3 days, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. In

  • For 1st time...spacecraft touches the sun

    A NASA spacecraft has entered the solar atmosphere, making a piece of human technology touch the sun for the first time in history. “NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun’s upper atmosphere – the corona – and sampled particles and

  • A new technical malfunction affects Facebook and Instagram in 4 major countries

    Downdetector, a website that monitors the work of Internet sites in the world, announced that the social networking platforms "Facebook" and "Instagram" have malfunctioned in a number of countries. The site indicated, on Wednesday, that "the largest

  • Possible planet discovered outside Milky Way galaxy

    Astronomers said that they may have discovered a potential planet outside the Milky Way galaxy. According to a report by ABC News, astronomers may have detected a possible planet by Nasa's Chandra X-Ray Telescope in the spiral galaxy Messier 51 (M51

  • Russian filmmakers land after shoot on board Space station

    A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a three-and-a-half-hour trip from the International Space Station. The capsule, descending under a red and white striped parachute after entering Earth’s atmosphe

  • Russia launches film crew into space

    Russia on Tuesday launched a Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying a filmmaking crew to the International Space Station (ISS) to make the first movie ever shot in space. Film Director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild, guided by cosmonaut Anton Shk

  • Hurricane Grace kills 8 in Mexico

    At least eight people were killed on Saturday as Hurricane Grace hit Mexico. Grace, which reached speeds of up to 200 kilometers meters per hour (125 miles per hour) as a Category 3 storm, hit the state of Veracruz, according to media reports. The

  • Saudi Arabia opens Umrah pilgrimage to foreigners

    Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that beginning Monday applications for Muslim pilgrims wishing to perform umrah from abroad will be received and 2 million requests will be accepted per month. The Saudi news agency SPA cited Deputy Minister of Hajj

  • Water vapor found on Jupiter's moon Ganymede

    Scientists have discovered for the first time traces of water vapor in the atmosphere of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shared the results of observations made by the Hubble Space Telesc

  • Italy defeat England on penalty kicks to win Euro 2020 title

    Italy was crowned the winners of the EURO 2020 on Sunday after defeating England on penalties at London's iconic Wembley Stadium. England made a great start to the match with an early goal by Luke Shaw from six yards out in the second minute, assist

  • The world population will reach more than 9 billion by 2050

    According to the latest statistics, the population of the globe has reached more than 7 billion and 875 million people, and the proportion is expected to reach 9 billion and 700 million people by 2050. July 11 of each year was set as World Populatio

  • WFP: 41 million people suffer from starvation in the world

    The World Food Program expects to raise the number of people at risk of famine at the end of this month from 34 million to 41 million in the world. The World Food Program announced in a report that it expects the number of people at risk of starvati

  • NASA plans two new missions to Venus

    NASA on Wednesday announced plans to launch two new scientific missions to Venus between 2028 and 2030 — its first in decades — to study the atmosphere and geologic features of Earth’s so-called sister planet. The United States space agency said it

  • 21 Runners Dead as Extreme Weather Hits China Ultramarathon

    At least 21 people have been killed after hail, freezing rain and high winds struck during an ultramarathon in China’s northwestern Gansu province, local officials said. “Abrupt, extreme weather” hit a high-altitude section of the 100-kilometre cros

  • Chinese rocket debris falls over the Indian Ocean near Maldives

    Debris from China's Long March rocket, announced to be out of control on May 7, fell to Earth in the Indian Ocean near Maldives early Sunday. Parts of the debris returned to the Earth at 10.24 Chinese local time (0224GMT), according to a statement b

  • SpaceX brings 4 astronauts back to Earth

    Four astronauts who completed their missions at the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth on Sunday. Dragon capsule of SpaceX carrying US astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker along with Soichi Noguchi, an astro

  • 8 killed in Himalayan state avalanche

    At least eight people were killed and 384 others rescued after an avalanche close to border with China hit northern India, the army said on Saturday morning. India’s Border Roads Organization (BRO) personnel and General Reserve Engineer Force were r

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