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Earth is moving into a supermassive black hole FASTER than earlier thought

Earth is closer to a supermassive black hole and it is orbiting the Galactic Center of the Milky Way 141 miles per second faster than earlier thought, new data shows. The data was first projected in 1985 by the International Astronomical Union, but the Japanese radio astronomy project VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry (VERA) has […]

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Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft to airdrop capsule containing asteroid samples on December 6th

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft nearly back home with precious cargo onboard – samples from asteroid Ryugu that it collected a year ago will land on Earth on December 6. The spacecraft is set land in the Australian outback with a container of  soil samples and data that could provide clues to the early days of […]

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China sends manned submersible at Earth’s deepest ocean trench – Mariana Trench

China sent a new manned submersible at the bottom of the ocean on Friday, the latest blitz by scientists into the Earth’s deepest ocean trench. The vessel “Fendouzhe”, or “Striver”, descended more than 10,000 metres into the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench with three researchers on board, state broadcaster CCTV said. Video footage shot and relayed […]

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NASA space probe crushed rocks and sent Asteroid Bennu rubble flying during sample collection

NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft crushed rocks and sent rubble flying as it briefly touched an asteroid, a strong indication that samples were collected for return to Earth. Scientists won’t know until next week how much was gathered at asteroid Bennu they want at least a handful of the cosmic rubble. But close-up pictures and video showed […]

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Asteroid the size of a refrigerator might hit the Earth a day before US elections

An asteroid the size of a refrigerator might hit the Earth a day before the November 3 US elections. Celebrity astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson informed his followers on Sunday that an asteroid is headed towards us. It will likely hit our planet just before election day. Tyson called it “diameter the size of a refrigerator” […]

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Asteroid the size of Boeing 747 jet to collide with the Earth’s outer orbit

An asteroid the size of Boeing jet plane is moving towards Earth’s orbit next week. Centre for Near-Earth Objects at NASA is tracking asteroid 2020 RK2. The space rock is set on a trajectory that will collide with the Earth’s outer orbit on October 7. It is said to be “bigger than Boeing 747 jet” […]

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Asteroid larger than size of the Statue of Liberty flew past Earth

An Apollo asteroid dubbed 2020 PM7 larger than the size of the Statue of Liberty flew past Earth on September 29. The asteroid is travelling at a speed of 8.32 km/s and its diameter could be anywhere between 89 metres to 200 metres which means it could have a 650 feet diameter. Although the speed […]

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A ‘mini-moon’ the size of hippopotamus is orbiting Earth for three years now

Many planets have multiple moons, but Earth has just one. However, for a brief time, a ‘mini-moon’ will keep Earth company. The extraterritorial body is actually an asteroid called 2020CD3. Its diameter is between 1.9-3.5 m, which is roughly a size between a cow and a hippopotamus. The new ‘moon’ has been temporarily bound to […]

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Asteroid size of a school bus zoomed past Earth ducking many communications satellites

A newly discovered asteroid the size, if not shape, of a bus reportedly zoomed safely past Earth on Thursday. The asteroid came within just more than 13,000 miles of Earth, well below many of the communications satellites orbiting the planet, scientists said. The closest approach had been expected to occur Thursday morning over the southeastern […]

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Scientists blame Earth’s oxygen for the rust found on the Moon

A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) study has blamed the Earth’s oxygen for the presence of rust on the Moon, which has been there for billions of years. Scientists have found the presence of haematite, an iron oxide mineral, at high latitudes on the moon. In these areas, the surface area as well the […]

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Asteroid twice as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza to flyby Earth

An asteroid twice as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza is expected to zoom past Earth on 6 September, NASA says. The space rock said to be between 120m and 270m wide and between 394ft and 886ft tall is called 465824 (2010 FR). Classified as a Near-Earth Object (NEO), the US space agency said […]

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Asteroid closer than Moon to flyby Earth on September 1

Asteroid 2011 ES4 will approach so ‘close’ to Earth, even closer than the Moon but pose no danger to us, NASA assures. An asteroid between 20 and 50 meters will pass by Earth on Tuesday, NASA has said. The asteroid’s closest approach will be 1.2 lakh km away, meaning that the asteroid will be closer […]