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Three new asteroids detected within 1 lunar distance - 2019 UL3, 2019 UN8, 2019 UO8

Three new near-Earth asteroids designated 2019 UL3, 2019 UN8 and 2918 UO8, flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on October 19, 23 and 25, respectively. All three of them were first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona. Their discovery pushed the total number of...

October 27, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 UB8 to fly by Earth at 0.5 LD on October 29

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 UB8 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.50 LD / 0.00127 AU (189 989 km / 118 053 miles) at 06:30 UTC on October 29, 2019. This is the 58th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

October 27, 2019

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NASA presents nearly 20 years of global rain

NASA has presented its near-global estimate of rain and snow covering the past 19 years. The release allows scientists to study both long term and short term trends in Earth's precipitation. NASA's IMERG or the Integrated Multi-Satellite Retrievals for...

October 21, 2019

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Asteroids 2019 UU1 and UG flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on October 18

Two newly discovered asteroids, designated 2019 UU1 and 2019 UG, flew past Earth on October 18, 2019, at a distance of 0.59 LD and 0.84 LD, respectively. Asteroid 2019 UU1 was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on October 19, 2019. The object flew past us...

October 21, 2019

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Our star's companion is approaching the inner planets of the Solar System

There is no such thing as Planet 9 or Planet X. What actually exists is the companion of the Sun. It is a brown dwarf and its size is between 10 - 20 times that of the Earth. This brown dwarf is circling the Sun in a vast orbit which takes it 60 times further than...

October 21, 2019

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Hubble gives best look yet at first confirmed interstellar comet - Comet 2I/Borisov

NASA's Hubble space telescope provided astronomers with the best look yet at Comet 2I/Borisov, the first confirmed interstellar comet, on October 12, 2019. The observation is the sharpest view ever of the said comet. Hubble showed a central concentration of dust...

October 20, 2019

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Spectacular meteor seen shooting across central Trinidad

A local from central Trinidad caught footage of a meteor flashing across the night sky over Trinidad on October 15, 2019. According to Trinidad and Tobago Weather Center, the meteor was spotted sometime between 23:00 and midnight UTC (19:00 - 20:00 LT). The meteor...

October 20, 2019

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Bright fireball seen over eastern France

A brilliant meteor was spotted in the Eastern part of France at 04:48 UTC on October 13, 2019. The fireball was seen not only from France but also from parts of Germany, all over Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. ​The Fireball Recovery and...

October 14, 2019

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Midnight sky lights up as bright fireball explodes over Northeast China

A brilliant meteor lit up the midnight sky over Northeast China at 18:16 UTC on October 10, 2019 (00:16 LT, October 11). The night briefly turned into a day as the fireball streaked through the clouds. Videos of the meteor were caught by surveillance cameras in the...

October 14, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 TN5 flew past Earth at 0.32 lunar distances

Asteroid designated 2019 TN5 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.32 LD / 0.00083 AU (124 166 km / 77 153 miles) on October 5, 2019. This is the 52nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2019 TN5 was discovered at...

October 14, 2019


New evidence supports giant asteroid impact 12 800 years ago

A research team from South Africa has discovered new evidence that suggests Earth was struck by an asteroid or meteorite 12 800 years ago. The event resulted in global consequences and the extinction of many species at the period of an episode called Younger Dryas....

October 13, 2019

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Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is now in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where changes can disrupt communications and satellite orbits, and even increase radiation risks to astronauts. ICON is an...

October 12, 2019

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Rare Daytime Sextantid meteor observed over Arizona

NASA's Network of All Sky Meteor Cameras captured an unusual fireball - Daytime Sextantid - over Arizona before sunrise on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The cameras on Kitt Peak, Mount Lemmon, and Mount Hopkins were able to catch the fireball in mid-flight,...

October 09, 2019

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Big fireball seen over Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

A big fireball was observed over Ireland and western parts of the UK at 21:00 LT on October 4, 2019. It is still uncertain whether it was one solitary object or two fireballs. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 22 reports from eyewitnesses in Ireland,...

October 08, 2019

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Hayabusa2 spacecraft deploys its last rover to asteroid Ryugu

JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released MINERVA-II2 with its last rover toward asteroid Ryugu on Thursday, October 3, 2019. The rover is expected to land by October 8 as part of its final mission before returning to Earth, according to Japan Aerospace...

October 06, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 TD flew past Earth at 0.34 LD

An asteroid designated 2019 TD flew past Earth at a distance of 0.34 LD / 0.00087 AU (130 150 km / 80 871 miles) on September 29, 2019. This is the 11th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance in September and 52nd since the start of the year. 2019 TD...

October 03, 2019

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Elon Musk unveils SpaceX Starship prototype, reusable transportation system capable of carrying humans anywhere in the solar system

Elon Musk, CEO and Founder of SpaceX Starship, presented the fully-assembled Starship Mk.1 prototype on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Musk gave glimpses and updates on the latest design of Starship. The date also marks the 17th anniversary of SpaceX. SpaceX Starship...

October 02, 2019