Category: Solar System

How Well Do You Know the Solar System?

How Well Do You Know the Solar System?

If you are passionate about astronomy and the universe, you should know these things. Surely you have not learned all details about our Solar System. Today we will review, with a clip made by the National Geographic team, the most important details about our solar system, which every human should know about. From the center…

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A Gigantic Space Rock Heading Straight To Earth Today

A Gigantic Space Rock Heading Straight To Earth Today

The ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid Phaeton 3200 will zoom past Earth today. Phaeton 3200 is named “potentially hazardous” because it has the potential to pass dangerously close to Earth, at a distance of 4.65 million miles. It is the third largest near-Earth PHA (Potentially Hazardous Asteroid) and it’s named for its proximity to Earth. The asteroid…

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A Solar Systems Similar to Ours Discovered by NASA

A Solar Systems Similar to Ours Discovered by NASA

  A 8-planet Solar System Discovered Using Artificial Intelligence Using artificial intelligence for new discoveries, NASA scientists and Google engineers discovered eight planets circling a Sun-like star. The agency announced Thursday that the new discovered Solar System could be very similar to ours, the last one not being the only one of its kind in the cosmos.…

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New Findings From NASA’s Dawn Mission at Dwarf Planet Ceres

New Findings From NASA’s Dawn Mission at Dwarf Planet Ceres

Bright Areas on Ceres Suggest Geologic Activity The surface of the dwarf planet Ceres is generally looking quite dark, but with notable exceptions. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft sent back images of hundreds of bright areas that stand out there. Now, scientists have a better sense of how these reflective areas formed and changed over time – processes indicative…

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An Interstellar Asteroid Like Never Seen Before Is Passing Through Our Solar System

An Interstellar Asteroid Like Never Seen Before Is Passing Through Our Solar System

The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere has travelled for millions of years. First spotted on October 19, 2017, by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii, Oumuamua is about 400 meters long, its length being 10 times greater than its width. Unlike any other asteroid we’ve seen before, it is bizzare cigar-shaped and it’s…

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Uranus Will Be Seen With The Naked Eye This Weekend

Uranus Will Be Seen With The Naked Eye This Weekend

Uranus will reach its closest point to Earth on October 19. The distant Ice Giant will be on the opposite side of the Sun in our skies, phenomenon known as opposition. The planet will be just 2.7 billion kilometers away from Earth, compared to its most distant position of 3.2 billion kilometers. Uranus reaches opposition October 19.…

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NASA Is Going Back To The Moon

NASA Is Going Back To The Moon

Vice President Mike Pence Says NASA’s Going Back to the Moon. “We will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but [also] to build the foundation we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond,” Pence said on October 5 at the first meeting of the newly reinstated National Space…

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Global Aurora and High Radiation Level on Mars Are Caused by a Massive Solar Storm

Global Aurora and High Radiation Level on Mars Are Caused by a Massive Solar Storm

  An unexpected Massive Solar Storm hit Mars. A solar storm was hitting Mars on September 11, being one of the most unexpected storms recorded until now. It is known that Sun’s magnetic poles flip every 11 years, and the period between these events is known as the solar cycle. On this period the Sun…

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Farthest-Ever Incoming Comet Spotted by Hubble

Farthest-Ever Incoming Comet Spotted by Hubble

Hubble Space Telescope spotted the farthest-ever incoming active comet Comet C/2017 K2 (K2) was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope as the farthest active comet ever spotted, heading toward the Sun. K2 came from a distance of 1.5 billion miles away from the Sun, beyond Saturn’s orbit and as it approaches to our star, the temperatures…

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Parker Solar Probe: The Spacecraft Will Touch The Sun

Parker Solar Probe: The Spacecraft Will Touch The Sun

Parker Solar Probe will be ready to study the Sun. NASA made an important announcement on Sept. 25, 2017, inviting the media to see NASA’s Parker Solar Probe in its flight configuration at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where it is being built. The revolutionary heat shield that will protect the first spacecraft to fly…

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Final Images from Cassini

Final Images from Cassini

NASA released final images of the Cassini mission.   The Cassini mission went exactly as NASA planned. After a 13-years tour of the Saturn system Cassini has managed to deliver us the most awaited images all over the world. Finale Ringscape “Goodbye Kiss” of Titan Infrared Image of the Impact Site Impact Site: Cassini’s Final Image…

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Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

We’ll stay breathless, because Cassini’s antenna will keep sending informations to Earth until its last moment. Between 26 April and September 15, Cassini ‘jumped’ between Saturn and its rings, on a region that no other mission in humankind history ever explored before. A 13-year tour of the Saturn system is ending with an intentional plunge into…

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