Earth Current Affairs, GK & News

Energy Budget of a planet

According to a new study, the imbalanced energy budget of the planet Mars can be a reason for dust storms occurring on it. What is a planet’s Energy Budget? The energy budget of a planet is the ratio of solar energy absorbed by it and heat released by it into space. How Energy Budget affects ..

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NASA: Confirmation of 5000 Exoplanets

65 new planets have been discovered by NASA outside the Earth’s solar system. This new discovery takes the total number of exoplanets that have been discovered to over 5000. Some of these discovered planets are Earth-like. Overview: This newly discovered 65 planets has marked a milestone in space exploration. These 65 newly discovered planets will ..

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What is a Blood Moon?

A Blood Moon occurs when the Moon of the Earth is on total lunar Eclipse. During this time, the moon looks red or ruddy brown. Thus it is called Blood Moon. The next Blood Moon is to occur on May 26, 2021. The last Blood Moon occurred on January 20-21, 2019. Why does the colour ..

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Earth’s Hidden Layer- Key Facts

Scientists have recently detected the signs of a hidden structure inside the core of Planet Earth. This sign has the potential to change the long-standing narrative of what lies at centre of Earth. This layer is being termed as the ‘fifth layer’. Highlights As per the long-standing narrative, there exists four layers namely; crust, mantle, ..

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Solar Eclipse in India

The Earth is to witness an annular solar eclipse on June 21, 2020. The eclipse is to be the deepest as the moon is to cover 98.8% of the sun. Highlights There are four types of solar eclipses. They are partial solar eclipse, total solar eclipse, hybrid solar eclipse and annual solar eclipse. Total Eclipse: ..

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Existence of Earth like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri confirmed

On May 30, 2020, the international team of scientists confirmed the existence of the planet that is of the size of the earth. The planet is revolving Proxima Centauri star in the Alpha Centauri star system. Highlights The planet has the mass of 1.17 times as that of the earth. The mass of the planet ..

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