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Closest shave with an asteroid for earth 

In a closest pass in history, an asteroid passed Earth this week at a distance of about 144,000 kilometers. The asteroid called 2020 FL2 flew past Earth on March 23, according to the International Asteroid Warning Network and the Minor Planet Center under the International Astronomical Union. Researchers at the Purple Mountain Observatory of the […]

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NASA asks public to design Moon-digging robots 

Digging is tough, be it on earth or on the moon. And now you can help NASA inis some space digging.  The National Aeronautics Space Administration or NASA is asking the public to help it design a robot that can dig on the moon. The US space agency in a post said that while it […]

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139 minor planets discovered 

Astronomers have found 139 new “minor planets” in the far reaches of our solar system just beyond Neptune’s orbit, which could potentially boost scientists’ continued searches for the putative Planet Nine. A new study published in The Astrophysical Journal revealed how data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) helped researchers to detect a new cluster […]

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Is this a bigger threat than Coronavirus! 

The US space agency, NASA, recently tracked an asteroid which would pass the Earth close enough to cause an “airburst”! The first asteroid is named the 2020 EF and the second one named 2020 DP4 which have both been the subject of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies or CNEOS. However, the good news is […]

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Sun has a plasma geyser! 

We all know that the sun is hot. It is a boiling ball of plasma, constantly churning and turning itself inside out releasing tremendous amounts of energy. Sunspots, a specific solar phenomenon, are capable of hosting geysers, or sites of repeated ejection activity. The origin of these solar geysers has remained mysterious for decades, but […]

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It rains irons on this planet 

Astronomers have observed a distant planet where it probably rains iron. It may sound like an episode from Star Trek or Dr Who but that’s true.  Wasp-76b, as it’s known, orbits so close in to its host star, its dayside temperatures exceed 2,400C – hot enough to vaporise metals. WASP-76b is tidally-locked, only ever showing […]

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NASA is eyeing gold in space 

Space if full of wonders, but did you know that it can also make Earthlings rich. Yes, NASA is eyeing a nearby asteroid that contains enough gold to make everyone on Earth a billionaire! The space agency has asked billionaire Elon Musk to help it explore a nearby asteroid. Psyche 16 is nestled between the […]

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Earth has a new moon! 

Our planet has a new moon, and it’s the size of a car! Earth has captured a tiny object and pulled it into orbit. What is it? The asteroid, known as 2020 CD3, is only the second asteroid known to orbit Earth.  Its mass is roughly 6-11 feet in diameter. And while it won’t last, […]

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China plans new space station 

China is planning to make a new space station. The programme would be launched in April. A Long March 5B rocket will carry a “trial version” of China’s new spaceship, which is designed to carry crews of up to six people. Previous Chinese spaceships carried up to three taikonauts, the term used to describe Chinese […]

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Juno aircraft sends news about water on Jupiter 

Nasa’s Juno mission has provided its first results on the amount of water in Jupiter’s atmosphere. The Juno results estimate that at the equator, water makes up about 0.25 per cent of the molecules in Jupiter’s atmosphere — almost three times that of the Sun. These are also the first findings on the gas giant’s […]