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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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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in an Ancient River Delta
November 20, 2018
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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in an Ancient River Delta

NASA selects an ancient lakebed (Jezero Crater) for 2020 rover touchdown. The rover will hunt for signs of past life on the red planet. Though bone-dry now, scientists think the Jezero Crater might have spent a large amount of time filled with liquid water. They have found clear evidence that this area was underwater for a...

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Super-Earth Discovered Orbiting the Nearby Barnard’s Star
November 14, 2018
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Super-Earth Discovered Orbiting the Nearby Barnard’s Star

Astronomers have just found a planet orbiting around one of the closest stars to the Sun, Barnard’s Star. It is at least three times as massive as our own. Barnard’s Star, a dim red dwarf, lies just 6 light-years from the sun in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is the closest neighbor to us, apart from the...

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Researchers Capture the Sound of Sunrise on Mars
November 12, 2018
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Researchers Capture the Sound of Sunrise on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover captured the 5,000th sunrise on Mars. To celebrate that, scientists have reproduced it in sound. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter in the UK used data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music. For this achievement, they scanned a picture...

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