A new research focused on a handful of strange space rocks known as Centaurs has found that they were stolen by our solar system when it was very young.
According to the researchers, that analysis suggests that the Centaurs' strange-but-steady orbits are a hint they were born beyond our solar system and trapped here.
The scientists on the new research think early asteroids may have been more likely to wander into other star systems and get stuck because in the early days of the solar system, things were closer together.
Identifying originally interstellar asteroids in our cosmic neighbourhood is important because they are much easier to study than objects in distant solar systems.
The largest hole in the earth's ozone layer over the Arctic has closed. Scientists have confirmed that the largest hole in the ozone layer which was 1 million square kilometres wide over the Arctic has now healed.
The information has been confirmed by Copernicus ECMWF, the European satellite system, which found that the largest ozone layer hole over the Arctic has closed.
Since the development is unprecedented, it is being presumed that the healing of earth's widest ozone layer hole happened due to the coronavirus lockdown, as almost half of world's population is under lockdown, stuck at home, industries are shut, roads are empty, bringing a drastic improvement in pollution levels across the globe.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will open a special liquidity window of ? 50,000 crore to ease pressure on mutual funds, which are facing liquidity strains due to heightened volatility in capital markets in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The liquidity strains have intensified amid redemption pressures related to the closure of some debt MFs and potential contagious effects.
Banks will draw funds under the Special Liquidity Facility-Mutual Fund (SLF) exclusively for meeting the liquidity requirements of MFs by extending loans. Bank could also make outright purchase of investment-grade corporate bonds, commercial papers (CPs), debentures and certificates of Deposit (CDs) held by MFs.
Saudi Arabia will no longer impose the death penalty on people who committed crimes while still minors, the country's Human Rights Commission said.
The announcement, citing a royal decree by King Salman, comes two days after the country said it would ban flogging.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Riyadh has signed, says capital punishment should not be used for offences carried out by minors. Activists say Saudi Arabia has one of the world's worst human rights records.
A record 184 people were executed in the kingdom in 2019, according to human rights group Amnesty International. At least one case involved a man convicted of a crime committed when he was a minor, the rights group reported.