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May 30: Mars to Make The Closest Approach to Earth In 11 Years

May 27, 2016 | 1

Don’t miss!!! On Monday, May 30, Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years and it will shine 10 times brighter than it did at the start of 2016. Read More

What If Earth Were A Moon Of Jupiter

April 28, 2016 |

Jupiter is a really big object, its the largest planet in our solar system, so big that 1321 Earth’s can fit into it. This gas giant has 67 moons — four large moons and dozens of smaller ones. Read More

NASA Confirmed New Potentially Hazardous Asteroids Near Earth

April 8, 2016 | 1

NASA’ NEOWISE mission (Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer) has just released a worth of survey data, characterizing 439 near-Earth objects, out of those, 72 are newly discovered. Read More

Dark Cloud Could Have Contributed To A Mass Extinction

March 27, 2016 | 3

New study suggests that an encounter of the solar system with a giant molecular dark cloud could have driven an environmental catastrophe leading to mass extinction in the last 8 million years of the Cretaceous period. Read More

What Would Happen If Earth Doubled In Size Overnight?

March 6, 2016 |

We live in a part of the solar system called the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot that all the water evaporates away, but it’s also not too cold where it freezes instead… and unless you’re an astronaut, the big spherical rock will be your home for life. Read More

NASA: Asteroid 2013 TX68 Cannot Impact Earth Over The Next Century

February 26, 2016 |

Earlier this month, the news about a small asteroid coming close to Earth has caused controversy among the astronomical community. Read More

The Moon Is Shrinking. Are We Destroying It?

October 3, 2015 |

Gravity from the Sun and moon work together to give us tides here on Earth. And in return, Earth’s gravity is cracking the moon’s surface. Sorry to be the one that told you this, but the moon is shrinking. Read More

Why Doesn’t Earth Have Rings Around It Like Saturn?

August 26, 2015 |

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have rings, so why doesn’t Earth have rings too? Turns out that, mostly, the answer is luck. Read More

Early Earth Ate A Mercury-Like Planet Thus Allowing Life To Flourish

April 17, 2015 |

The ‘young’ Earth may have swallowed a Mercury-like planet billions of years ago, a collision which providing our planet’s layers and generate Earth’s magnetic field creating the perfect conditions required for life to flourish. Read More

NASA On Alert: Huge Asteroid On Near-Collision Course With Earth

March 25, 2015 |

According to a report, a 1,000 m wide huge asteroid could pass past earth on Friday. Currently, the asteroid has been travelling at a speed more than 23,000 mph in space. Reports stated that if the mammoth asteroid, 2014-YB35, hit earth it could destroy a country and pose threat to the planet. Read More

Sun Releases Its First X-Class Monster Flare Of The Year

March 14, 2015 |

A powerful solar flare that erupted on the Sun on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, and reached us here on Friday was large enough to effect radio signals all over the western hemisphere. The X-class solar flare was also captured on video by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Read More

Does Earth have a Second Moon?

March 4, 2015 |

We all know and love the moon. We’re so assured that we only have one that we don’t even give it a specific name. It is the brightest object in the night sky, and amateur astronomers take great delight in mapping its craters and seas. To date, it is the only other heavenly body with human footprints. What you might not know is that the moon is not the Earth’s only natural satellite. Read More

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