Tag: Asteroids

Scientists Identified Four Incredibly Young Asteroid Families

Scientists Identified Four Incredibly Young Asteroid Families

Researchers went back in time to the asteroid formation era through numerical simulation and found some young asteroid families. The minor planets, particularly of the inner solar system, are called asteroids. Initially, this term was used to describe all the sun-orbiting astronomical objects that didn’t fulfill the criteria of being a planet. The definition of…

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Why Earth Rotates?

Why Earth Rotates?

The rotation theory of the universe suggests that if the sun shall rise tomorrow, it may just be a fraction late. Since the Earth came into being some 4.6 billion years ago, every day it spins once around its axis just like the rising and setting of the Sun. This will continue to happen till…

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Ancient Meteorites Guide us to the Early Life of our Solar System

Ancient Meteorites Guide us to the Early Life of our Solar System

The researchers of the University of Manchester perform isotopic analysis of Ancient Meteorites to reveal more information about the origin of our solar system. Scientists are extremely keen to know about the origin of our solar system and meteors are their best bets in this regard. That’s the reason why a detailed analysis is being…

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A Brand New Exoplanet Hunter of NASA Captured a Distant Comet

A Brand New Exoplanet Hunter of NASA Captured a Distant Comet

TESS had a good look at the C/2018 N1 even before starting its science operations. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) of NASA started official operations on 25th July 2018. Right before that, it underwent a final test to check its capabilities which presented a fascinating series of images to the researchers. It captured a…

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CNEOS is Defending Earth for 20 years now

CNEOS is Defending Earth for 20 years now

Will the Asteroid 1997 XF11 collide with the Earth? The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) of NASA has been answering this query for quite a few years now. NASA was trying to oblige to a Congressional request made in 1998 when the researchers encountered an asteroid (1997 XF11) which indicated that a kilometer-wide object…

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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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