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Asteroid 2021 JV to flyby Earth at 0.36 LD on May 4

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JV will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.36 LD / 0.00094 AU (140 620 km / 87 400 miles) at 21:29 UTC on May 4, 2021. This is the 53rd known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2021...

May 04, 2021

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Venus' ionosphere undergoes puzzling changes over the 11-year solar cycle

A new study published today in Geophysical Research Letters confirms that Venus' upper atmosphere undergoes puzzling changes over the Sun's 11-year activity cycle. The scientists studied data provided by Parker Solar Probe's first direct measurement of...

May 03, 2021

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Record-breaking solar flare erupts from Proxima Centauri

Scientists have observed an extreme, record-breaking solar flare from Proxima Centauri, our sun's closest star. The outburst was roughly 100 times more powerful than any similar event seen from our own sun. Proxima Centauri is a small but 'mighty' red...

April 28, 2021

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InSight reveals surprising seismicity on Mars in its first continuous year of data

The SEIS seismometer package from the Mars InSight lander has revealed some surprises among more than 500 quakes detected so far on Mars in its first continuous year of data. The findings come from The Marsquake Service, part o the InSight ground team that monitors...

April 27, 2021

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Bright fireball lights up the sky over southern France

A bright fireball streaked across southern France at 20:28 UTC (22:28 LT) on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The fireball traveled over the Gulf of Lion, from Marseille to Montpellier. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 579 reports, from France, Italy, and...

April 26, 2021

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2018 Botswana Fireball (asteroid 2018 LA) likely a fragment of asteroid Vesta

A large fireball that exploded over Botswana in 2018 (asteroid 2018 LA) likely originated from Vesta, the second-largest object in the asteroid belt, according to an international team of scientists who analyzed fragments recovered after the impact. Vesta is the...

April 24, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 HN flew past Earth at 0.66 LD -- 18th within 1 LD in April

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 HN flew past Earth at a distance of 0.66 LD / 0.00170 AU (254 316 km / 158 024 miles) at 07:53 UTC on April 19, 2021. This is the 51st known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year and the 18th so far this...

April 19, 2021

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First flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet on April 19, 2019, NASA said in a press release. The Ingenuity team at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California...

April 19, 2021

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Earth-grazing fireball recorded over Spain

An Earth-grazing fireball was recorded over Span at about 20:10 UTC on April 16, 2021. The event lasted for almost 50 seconds and was seen over much of the country. According to an analysis by Dr. Jose M. Madiedo of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia...

April 18, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 GN10 to flyby Earth at 0.75 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GN10 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.75 LD / 0.00192 AU (287 227 km / 178 475 miles) at 22:30 UTC on April 15, 2021. This is the 44th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year,...

April 15, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 GF10 to flyby Earth at 0.3 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GF10 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.30 LD / 0.00077 AU (115 190 km / 71 575 miles) at 09:29 UTC on April 15, 2021. This is the 43rd known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

April 15, 2021

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Study reveals key discovery about aurora activity on Jupiter

A team of international researchers has made a major discovery about aurora activity on Jupiter. Their study supports the previously controversial idea that Jupiter's polar cap is threaded in part with closed magnetic field lines and proves the lights hold clues...

April 14, 2021

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Bright fireball explodes between Florida and The Bahamas

A bright fireball exploded between Florida and The Bahamas at around 02:18 UTC on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 205 reports and 9 videos. The fireball moved in a south to north direction, NE of West Palm Beach,...

April 13, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 GC8 to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GC8 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.57 LD / 0.00146 AU (218 410 km / 135 715 miles) at 22:05 UTC on April 13, 2021. This is the 42nd known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

April 13, 2021

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NASA’s InSight lander detects two strong quakes on Mars

The InSight lander has registered two strong, clear quakes with magnitudes 3.3 and 3.1 in Cerberus Fossae on Mars-- the same location where two other powerful tremors with magnitudes 3.6 and 3.5 were detected earlier in the mission. The mission has recorded more...

April 11, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 GW4 to fly past Earth at just 0.07 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GW4 will fly by at a distance of just 0.07 LD / 0.00018 AU (26 927 km / 16 730 miles) from the center of our planet at 13:01 UTC on April 12, 2021. This is the 40th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance...

April 11, 2021

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Bright fireball lights up night sky over Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

A brilliant fireball streaked across Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, leaving witnesses in awe as the meteor turned the night sky into a day. Authorities and experts said they will provide more information after the analysis. Footage of the event...

April 09, 2021