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The Blue Space Rock is much Weirder than Previously Thought

The Blue Space Rock is much Weirder than Previously Thought

Whether 3200 Phaethon an asteroid or a comet? Blue Space Rock is a strange rock which was discovered in 1983 by John K. Davies and Simon F. Green. They used data from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) for locating this celestial object, which made 1983 TB (commonly known as 3200 Phaethon) the first asteroid to…

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Remember Oumuamua Comet? Scientists Narrowed Down its Source to Four Stars

Remember Oumuamua Comet? Scientists Narrowed Down its Source to Four Stars

Astronomers have gotten closer to identifying the mysterious interstellar object. Oumuamua is a mildly active comet which was discovered by Robert Weryk on 19th October 2017. He made use of the Pan-STARRS telescope, located at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii, to detect this first-ever object from beyond our solar system. At the time of this…

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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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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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