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This asteroid is worth more than anything on earth!

We all know that hundreds of asteroids orbit planets in the universe, and Earth too has its own share of asteroids. But there’s one special rock which has got our attention. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa) Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a metal-rich asteroid ’16 Psyche’ which is orbiting the Sun, in the […]

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NASA picks up a piece of asteroid

A NASA spacecraft was able to touch down on the rugged surface of the Bennu asteroid, grabbing a sample of rocks dating back to the birth of our solar system to bring home. The minivan-sized OSIRIS-REx spacecraft extended its 11-foot (3.35 m) robotic arm toward a flat patch of gravel near Bennu’s north pole and […]

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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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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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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 […]