Incoming: The Earth-Moon system has company tonight.
The Asteroid: Near Earth Asteroid 2010 WC9 is back. Discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey outside Tucson, Arizona on November 30th, 2010, 2010 WC9 was lost after a brief 10 day observation window, and was not recovered until earlier this month. About 71 meters in size, 2010 WC9 is one of the largest asteroids to pass us closer than the Earth-Moon distance.
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When the Mars 2020 rover arrives on the Red Planet, it will include a Mars Helicopter – a concept that will prove the viability of autonomous helicopter explorers.
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Using data from the Chandra X-ray observatory, a team of scientists have found evidence that indicates that thousands of black holes may reside near the center of our galaxy.
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A new study by an international team of astronomers has demonstrated with scientific confidence what will happen to our Sun when it reaches the end of its life cycle.
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According to a new study by a team of Earth scientists and geologist, the way Venus and Jupiter affect Earth’s orbit is the most predictable and stable indicator of periodic changes in our climate.
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A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that Mars’ growth was stunted due to the orbital instability of the planets in the outer Solar System.
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In recent decades, China’s space program has advanced considerably. In addition to deploying their first space station (Tiangong-1) and developing a modern rockets (the Long March 5), the nation has also sent robotic mission to the lunar surface and plans to conduct crewed missions there in the coming years. To this end, China is looking […]
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A new study by an international team of scientists ventures that the Earth has had several moons in the past, all of which crashed to Earth over time.
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According to a new study, one of the greatest health risks posed by missions to the Moon could be the health effects of breathing lunar dust.
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