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Asteroid 2018 CB will Pass Between Earth and Moon
February 08, 2018
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Asteroid 2018 CB will Pass Between Earth and Moon

On Friday asteroid 2018 CB, larger than a blue whale, will pass by Earth. However, it will not pose any danger to humans, as it will pass by safely. According to NASA, the asteroid will pass our planet at around 5:30 p.m. Eastern (2:30 p.m. Pacific) at a distance of about 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometers). “Although 2018 CB...

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LIVE: SpaceX Launches a Tesla Roadster into Space
February 07, 2018
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LIVE: SpaceX Launches a Tesla Roadster into Space

On Tuesday, Elon Musk launched a Tesla Roadster into orbit. Now, it is waiting for a final boost to propel it into the interplanetary orbit. Now you can virtually ride along with the lonely passenger in his cherry-red Tesla Roadster by tuning in to a live webcast beamed to Earth directly from the space car. The dummy is...

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Future Landers Could Sink on Jupiter’s Moon Europa
January 29, 2018
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Future Landers Could Sink on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Jupiter’s moon Europa has an icy crust, under which lies an entire ocean. However, a new study suggests that its surface might be extremely porous. In 2017, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) announced they are planning a joint mission to land in Europa. Scientists believe it could host extraterrestrial life. NASA...

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Big Scary Asteroid is NOT Hitting Earth in February
January 22, 2018
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Big Scary Asteroid is NOT Hitting Earth in February

So, on Feb. 4 a scary asteroid larger than any skyscraper yet built will pass by Earth. It will be approaching within about 10 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The asteroid will be about 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers) at the closest point. The giant space rock is about 0.3 to 0.75 miles (0.5 to 1.2 km)...

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Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Weird Structures on Mars
January 05, 2018
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Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Weird Structures on Mars

NASA is investigating the new collection of 2018 photos taken by the Curiosity rover. The weird structures on the new image look like squiggles left on top of a rock formation. So, Curiosity rover took the images with its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). The weird structures in the photo look like squiggles left on top of a...

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New Images of Near-Earth Asteroid Phaethon
December 28, 2017
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New Images of Near-Earth Asteroid Phaethon

Astronomers capture images of the second-largest asteroid in Earth’s proximity. The asteroid Paethon might be “potentially hazardous”. Astronomers concluded the new observations at the Arecibo Observatory from December 15 through 19, 2017. This asteroid is the parent body of the Geminid meteor shower of...

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Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser – 2020s Mission
December 21, 2017
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Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser – 2020s Mission

NASA wants to send a drone across Saturn’s largest moon, Titan or a probe to collect samples from a duck-shaped comet. So, NASA has selected two finalists for its New Frontiers robotic mission program: a drone flying across Saturn’s largest moon, Titan and a probe to collect samples from a duck-shaped comet. There...

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New Horizons Next Target Might Have One Moon
December 19, 2017
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New Horizons Next Target Might Have One Moon

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft’s next target might have another object orbiting it. The spacecraft will arrive at its destination in 2019. The New Horizons probe got famous for its flyby of Pluto in 2015. That mission helped astronomers get a better idea of the dwarf planet, thus, allowing them to take a closer look...

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, 50 Times Deeper than Earth’s Ocean
December 16, 2017
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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, 50 Times Deeper than Earth’s Ocean

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is a monster storm and the biggest in the Solar System. The gas giant’s swirling storm is the size of the whole Earth. The Great Red Spot has been in existence for more than 150 years. NASA’s Juno probe discovered that the storm system extends down at least 350km (200 miles) into the...

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Astronomers to Investigate for Possible Alien Life on ‘Oumuamua
December 13, 2017
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Astronomers to Investigate for Possible Alien Life on ‘Oumuamua

Researchers will listen for radio signals coming from ‘Oumuamua. Days ago, the object entered our solar system from far away. Scientists from Breakthrough Listen, using the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in Green Bank in West Virginia, will listen to radio signals coming from the asteroid ‘Oumuamua. Breakthrough...

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