Earth

Why everyone’s talking about the Age of Man
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In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about the Age of Man

Experts make case for new chapter of Earth’s history called the Anthropocene period
30 May 2019
The Earth’s ozone layer is healing, UN says
Earth
In Brief

The Earth’s ozone layer is healing, UN says

Experts predict the man-made hole in our planet’s protective shield will disappear by 2060
7 Nov 2018
Nasa discovers solar system that may support alien life
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Nasa discovers solar system that may support alien life

Seven Earth-like planets found orbiting 'ultracool dwarf star' star known as Trappist-1
23 Feb 2017
Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay
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Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay

World War II prime minister predicted space travel and was open to the idea that extra-terrestrials existed
16 Feb 2017
'Real-life Death Star' can protect the Earth from asteroids
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'Real-life Death Star' can protect the Earth from asteroids

Laser-armed satellite could stop space rocks from crashing into planet, say scientists
4 Mar 2016
Rapper BoB says Earth is flat and truth hidden by conspiracy
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Rapper BoB says Earth is flat and truth hidden by conspiracy

US hip-hop star takes to Twitter to defend his views, but gets a lesson in geometry from Neil deGrasse Tyson
26 Jan 2016
Halloween asteroid: what you need to know
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Halloween asteroid: what you need to know

Discovered less than two weeks ago, the Great Pumpkin will make a 'close pass' on Halloween
22 Oct 2015

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Blood moon: rare lunar eclipse and supermoon in pictures
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Blood moon: rare lunar eclipse and supermoon in pictures

Millions of people around the world enjoyed the rare celestial event that sparked doomsday fears
28 Sep 2015
Double moon 27 August: hoax returns to fool Facebook again
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In Brief

Double moon 27 August: hoax returns to fool Facebook again

A rumour is doing the rounds that there will be a 'spectacular double moon' in the sky in late August but astronomers say it's all nonsense
24 Jul 2015
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