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foxnews.com — Millions of people across the world will witness a partially red-tinted night sky as a rare celestial event arrives this weekend: a "super wolf blood Moon" eclipse. North America hasn't had a decent view of this special scene in at least three years and another total lunar eclipse — which occurs wh…
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nationalgeographic.com — “This is the target we've been waiting for for years,” says one astrophysicist. As dinosaurs stomped across ancient Earth more than 200 million years ago, a massive star was entering its death throes. The resulting cosmic explosion was so unusual, it left astronomers scratching their heads when i…
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dailymail.co.uk — Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, two NASA interns and a team of amateur astronomers have found a new 'super Earth'. Roughly twice the size of Earth, and known as K2-288Bb, the new world is located within its star's habitable zone, raising hopes it could contain life. It is 226 light-…
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cnet.com — Fifty years after Neil Armstrong, robots from China, India, Israel, NASA and elsewhere are heading back this year. Much of the major space news from 2018 seemed to involve big, new rockets and robotic spacecraft traveling to far-away places. But 2019 appears to be focused on a single celestial body…
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theguardian.com — A Nasa probe will perform the most distant flyby in history in the early hours of New Year’s Day when it barrels past a space rock called Ultima Thule on the outer edge of the solar system. Unless gremlins intervene, the New Horizons spacecraft will zoom by the cosmic body at 5.33am GMT and snap th…
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apnews.com — The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zip past the scrawny, icy object nicknamed Ultima Thule (TOO-lee) soon after the stroke of midnight. One billion miles beyond…
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sciencealert.com — All the planets in our Solar System have their charms, but few are as flashy and iconic as Saturn's glorious rings. But, like everything in the Universe, they're not going to last forever - and now planetary scientists have discovered that they're disappearing at an incredibly fast rate. Well, fast…
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news.vice.com — This is what interstellar space plasma is like. You will always remember where you were. NASA’s Voyager 2 spent the better part of the last 40 years making its way through the heliosphere to become the second human-made object in history to enter interstellar space, the government agency announced …
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espn.com — After expressing his doubts about the moon landing, Warriors star Stephen Curry has been invited by NASA to tour the lunar lab on his next visit to Houston. NASA has offered to show Stephen Curry proof the United States landed on the moon in 1969 after the Golden State Warriors star said in a podca…
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ksby.com — The comet 46P/Wirtanen, which passes Earth every 5.4 years, was one of three comets discovered by Carl Wirtanen in 1948 at the Lick Observatory in California. This orbit will be one of the closest comet orbits to Earth since the 1950s, according to Space.com. Comets are “loosely bound masses of ice…
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