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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.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this month, the news about a small asteroid coming close to Earth has caused controversy among the astronomical community.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have rings, so why doesn’t Earth have rings too? Turns out that, mostly, the answer is luck.
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.
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.
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.
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.