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‘Wearing a mask’, a 2km long asteroid will fly by Earth today

April 29, 2020 1:14:37 pm

“In 2079, asteroid 1998 OR2 will pass Earth about 3.5 times closer than it will this year, so it is important to know its orbit precisely,” Flaviane Venditti, a research scientist at the Arecibo Observatory said.

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Largest hole in the ozone layer over Arctic is now closed: Here’s what happened

April 28, 2020 11:24:00 pm

Scientists believe the closing of the hole is because of a polar vortex, and not because of the lower pollution levels during the coronavirus lockdown.

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NASA, USGS release detailed geological map of the moon

April 25, 2020 6:49:01 pm

The new map showcases the Moon in a 1:50,00,000-scale size, and is being claimed to come handy to researchers, scientists, students and the general public.

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Here’s how to celebrate Earth Day without leaving home

April 22, 2020 2:00:49 pm

Earth Day 2020: NASA is helping you celebrate the Earth Day 2020 today online while you stay safe at home.

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Gravitational waves from unequal mass black holes detected

April 21, 2020 10:47:38 am

Named GW190412, the merger was collectively detected on April 19, last year. The highly-sensitive signals were detected using Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo, located in the US and Italy, respectively.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft clicks Jupiter’s atmosphere on its 26th flyby

April 21, 2020 12:02:38 pm

NASA released a colour-enhanced picture of the Jupiter's atmosphere taken by the Juno spacecraft's JunoCam on April 10, 2020.

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NASA announces first SpaceX crewed flight for May 27

April 19, 2020 1:11:01 pm

The May mission will be a milestone for NASA, which has had trouble turning the page on the space shuttle era. Shuttles transported American astronauts into space for three decades but two of them also blew up.

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This Earth-size exoplanet exists in habitable zone, was hidden in NASA’s early Kepler data

April 16, 2020 3:41:48 pm

While reanalysing Kepler data, scientists have discovered a new Earth-size exoplanet Kepler-1649c that revolves around its star in the habitable zone.

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This bizarre exoplanet is the core of a gas giant like Jupiter that lost its gas

April 15, 2020 12:31:30 pm

The exoplanet TOI-849b that revolves around its star TOI-849 could be the remnant core of a gas giant.

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Apollo 13 in Real Time: Relive the disaster that failed moon landing 50 years ago

April 13, 2020 2:03:34 pm

After 50 years of the Apollo 13 mission and its failure, the space agency is letting us relive the event at the same pace they occurred back then on its “Apollo 13 in Real Time” website.

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Missed the Super Pink Moon? Here’s a list of all upcoming lunar events in 2020

April 9, 2020 9:49:19 am

Did you miss the Super Pink Moon of 2020? Here is a list of all the lunar events lined up for this year including the Micro Moon, Blue Moon, Black Moon, and lunar eclipses.

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Scientists spot unusual ozone hole over Arctic: What caused it?

April 8, 2020 5:02:58 pm

This ‘mini hole’ in the ozone layer is believed to have been caused by unusual atmospheric conditions, including freezing temperatures in the stratosphere.

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Saturn’s atmosphere mystery finally solved: Here’s what causes the hot upper layer

April 8, 2020 2:22:10 pm

A new study decodes why Saturn's upper atmosphere is hot although its inner atmosphere is cold due to its long distance from the Sun.

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What makes Saturn’s atmosphere hot decoded

April 7, 2020 4:03:32 pm

According to the study, published in the journal Nature Astronomy, these electric currents, triggered by interactions between solar winds and charged particles from Saturn's moons, spark the auroras and heat the upper atmosphere.

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Super Pink Moon 2020: Brightest full moon stuns people across the world

April 9, 2020 8:14:36 am

Super Pink Moon April 2020 Date, Timings in India LIVE Updates: The month of April is special as it is when a lot of celestial events are lined up one after the other starting with the Super Pink Moon. The entire world witnessed the Super Pink Moon last night, in India it was around 8:05 today, April 8.

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For NASA’s SunRISE solar mission, 6 spacecrafts to make one giant space telescope

April 6, 2020 4:26:20 pm

The space agency had selected the SunRISE project in August 2017 as one of two Missions of Opportunity proposals to conduct an 11-month mission concept study.

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All celestial events in April: Watch Super Pink Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and more

April 6, 2020 2:25:49 pm

While you are at home during the lockdown, the clearer skies could provide you with a good opportunity to witness these celestial events.

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The coronavirus lockdown is changing the way Earth vibrates: Here’s how

April 6, 2020 9:01:17 am

The lockdown and isolation policies around the world to stop the spread of coronavirus has resulted in the planet becoming less noisy, which comes as good news for seismologists

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Super Pink Moon April 2020: Date, timings in India, how to watch full moon

April 5, 2020 3:44:25 pm

Super Pink Moon April 2020 Date, Super Pink Moon April 2020 Date, Timings in India: This month you can watch the Super Pink Moon when Moon will be the closest and look the brightest from Earth.

COVID-19: This AI network could help detect cases using chest X-ray images

March 27, 2020 2:00:40 pm

The latest AI-based tool that wants to help in the early detection of potential coronavirus cases is COVID-Net, which is a deep neural network that will look at chest radiography images to determine whether a patient is infected.