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Giant Comet K2, twice the size of Mount Everest, heads for Earth! NASA reveals time

Giant Comet K2, twice the size of Mount Everest, is just a few days away from making its closest pass to earth. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reveals all. Comet C/2017 K2 ( (PanSTARRS) is heading towards Earth and is likely to make its closest pass to Earth on July 13, 2022. Interestingly, skygazers will be …

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A galactic gem: Hubble Space Telescope captures an unusual multi-armed galaxy merger

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning galaxy CGCG 396-2. NASA shared details about the unusual multi-armed galaxy merger. The official website of the American space agency said that the galaxy captured by Hubble is located at a distance of 520 million light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Orion. NASA revealed …

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Powerful solar flare erupts on the Sun, causes blackouts on Earth; solar storm feared

Just hours ago, the Sun blasted a powerful solar flare which has caused radio blackouts and GPS disruptions on Earth. Scientists are concerned about an incoming solar storm from an Earth-directed CME. In the early hours of June 9, a massive solar flare erupted on the surface of the Sun. The solar flare was caused …

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New NASA study explains how some planets have clouds of sand

Clouds on Earth are made of water, but on other planets, they consist of chemicals like ammonia and ammonium hydrosulfide. Extraterrestrial clouds can also be made of silicates, the family of rock-forming minerals that make up over 90 percent of Earth’s crust. How do these clouds of small dust grains form? The temperature range at …

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Watch: ESA tests rovers on Mount Etna to prepare them for a mission to the Moon

Raging winds, dusty harsh terrains – this isn’t an alien planet, it’s Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily. Experts from the European Space Agency (ESA) and DLR, the German Aerospace Center, have scaled this volcanically active mountain to try out some of their latest robotics technology. The goal of these “Analog-1” tests is …

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Astronomers Just Detected an Asteroid That’s Passing Extremely Close to Earth Today

A small asteroid the size of a bus will make an extremely close approach to Earth on Thursday (July 7), passing within just 56,000 miles (90,000 kilometers) – or about 23 percent of the average distance between Earth and the Moon. And just a few days ago, no one knew it was coming The asteroid, …

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Giant sunspot set to fire solar flares and they may be directed at Earth

A giant solar flare Active Region 3038 (AR3038) just doubled in size. Is it dangerous to us? Will it shoot solar flares at us? Know here. Recently, scientists have discovered a massive sunspot that is facing Earth that has doubled in size in the past few days and it might fire solar flares in our …

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New ‘Rainbow Map’ Shows Mineralogical Make-up Of Mars

Seen are six views of the Nili Fossae region of Mars captured by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging … [+] Spectrometer for Mars, or CRISM, one of the instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHU-APL Scientists are about to get a new look at Mars, thanks to a multicolored 5.6-gigapixel map. Covering 86 percent of the …

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Space news weekly recap: NASA CAPSTONE, Martian ‘Enchanted Lake’ and more

On June 28, NASA successfully launched the CAPSTONE project, which is the first step forward towards paving the way for the Artemis missions that will put astronauts back on the moon after a gap of 50 years. But that is just one development that happened last week. Here, we have put together some of the …

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Atlas 5 launches Space Force satellite to test early warning technology

After waiting out cloudy weather, the US Space Force launched two satellites atop an Atlas 5 rocket Friday to test ballistic and hypersonic missile early warning and tracking technology and to deploy a maneuverable spacecraft carrying an unknown number of classified payloads. Already running a day late because of stormy weather, the $1.1 billion USSF-12 …

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