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NASA’s New Horizons Set For Historic Flyby of Distant World
December 29, 2018
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NASA’s New Horizons Set For Historic Flyby of Distant World

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft will ring in the new year by exploring the most distant and mysterious world ever studied. Astronomers call it Ultima Thule, meaning “beyond the known world.” The distant object is a frozen relic of the solar system some four billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away. Ultima...

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A Space Rock Likely Crashed Into Uranus Causing its Strange Tilt
December 24, 2018
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A Space Rock Likely Crashed Into Uranus Causing its Strange Tilt

Uranus is a lopsided planet. Scientists now think a rock twice as big as Earth might have crashed into the ice-giant. Therefore, causing it to spin on its side. Uranus is an ice giant that spins at a 98-degree angle. Every other planet spins on a vertical axis in relation to its orbit. Even more strange, the planet’s...

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“Farout” Pink Dwarf Planet Discovered In Our Solar System
December 21, 2018
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“Farout” Pink Dwarf Planet Discovered In Our Solar System

An international team of astronomers has discovered the most distant object known in our Solar System. They call this round, pinkish dwarf planet Farout. The new-found object is more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the sun. It is 17.95 billion kilometers (11.15 billion miles) from the Sun. The International...

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Get Ready to See a Passing Comet This Sunday – 46P/Wirtanen
December 16, 2018
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Get Ready to See a Passing Comet This Sunday – 46P/Wirtanen

The brightest comet of this year, 46P/Wirtanen, will make one of the 10 closest comet flybys of Earth in 70 years. You might even see it with the naked eye. The comet hit its closest point to the Sun on Wednesday. So, the best time to watch the “Christmas comet” is Sunday night into Monday morning. At the time of...

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NASA’s Voyager 2 Spacecraft Has Entered Interstellar Space
December 10, 2018
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NASA’s Voyager 2 Spacecraft Has Entered Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has finally entered interstellar space. It is the second human-made object to do so, thus, joining its predecessor Voyager 1. According to NASA, Voyager 2 crossed over the heliopause, the boundary between the heliosphere and interstellar space, on November 5th. So, the probe is now more than...

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China’s Rover Launches To Far Side of Moon
December 08, 2018
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China’s Rover Launches To Far Side of Moon

China launched its most ambitious robotic lunar mission to date early Saturday. The rover will land on the far side of the moon for the first time ever. The probe, Chang’e-4, is named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology. The Chinese agency sent the Chang’e-4 combination static lander and rover into space atop a...

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrived at Asteroid Bennu
December 03, 2018
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrived at Asteroid Bennu

It’s been two years and two months since NASA launched its $800-million from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Finally, OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived. Just after noon ET today OSIRIS-REx fired its thrusters for a small burn, putting it about 4.3 miles from Bennu. Thus, marking the end of its journey to the asteroid....

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Enormous Dwarf Galaxy Found Orbiting the Milky Way
November 28, 2018
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Enormous Dwarf Galaxy Found Orbiting the Milky Way

Astronomers have just discovered a new satellite dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way. It lies in the constellation Antlia. So, researchers named the new satellite Antlia 2 or Ant 2. It is as big as the LMC (Large Magellanic Cloud), or about one-third of the size of the Milky Way. However, Ant 2 is amazingly faint...

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NASA’s InSight Probe Just Landed on Mars
November 26, 2018
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NASA’s InSight Probe Just Landed on Mars

After a six-month (484,773,006km) voyage through space, NASA finally lands its InSight probe on the surface of the red planet. A few minutes after landing, InSight sent the official “beep” to NASA to signal that it was alive and well. To reach Mars, InSight cruised 301,223,981 miles at a top speed of 6,200 mph....

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ISS Astronaut Captures Rocket Launch from Space
November 24, 2018
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ISS Astronaut Captures Rocket Launch from Space

An ISS astronaut captured an impressive time-lapse video of the Russian Progress MS-10 (Progress 71) cargo spacecraft, on its way to the orbiting complex. Astronaut Alexander Gerst filmed the footage of the Soyuz-FG rocket launched from Kazakhstan on November 16, 2018. The cargo vessel began its journey to the ISS. It carried...

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