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asteroid 2019 wv1

Asteroid 2019 WV1 flew past Earth at 0.72 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 WV1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.72 LD / 0.00186 AU (278 252 km / 172 897 miles) at 23:45 UTC on November 19, 2019. This is the 70th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

November 25, 2019

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Water vapor detected on Jupiter's icy moon Europa

Astronomers have long suspected that Europa, Jupiter's moon, holds a salty ocean beneath its thick icy crust that could support life. NASA has confirmed that they have now detected water erupting from geysers on the surface of the moon. An international research...

November 23, 2019

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Large fireball seen crashing over Salem in Oregon, U.S.

A fireball was spotted over the skies of Salem City, the capital of coastal state Oregon, crashing somewhere in the wilderness of Polk County on Thursday evening, November 21, 2019. Police officers have since started conducting investigations. The event was...

November 22, 2019

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Researchers detect highest-energy light from a gamma-ray burst, afterglow observed for the first time

An international team of researchers has observed a gamma-ray burst with an afterglow featuring the highest-energy photons ever detected. These are a trillion times more energetic than visible light ever detected in a burst. "This very high energy emission had...

November 22, 2019

meteorshower

Meteor storm predicted for November 22

An outburst of alpha Monocerotid meteor shower is predicted to occur at around 04:50 UTC on November 22, 2019. While the source of this meteor shower is an unknown long-period comet, the 2019 outburst prediction is coming from well-known meteor scientists Esko...

November 20, 2019

asteroid 2019 wh

Asteroid 2019 WH to flyby Earth at 0.22 LD on November 19

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 WH will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.22 LD / 0.00057 AU (85 270 km / 52 984 miles) on November 19, 2019. This object was first observed at Catalina Sky Survey, Arizona on November 18, just one day before its close...

November 19, 2019

Gennady Borisov discovers new comet nov 14 2019

Amateur astronomer who detected an interstellar object discovers another comet

Crimean amateur astronomer Gennadiy Borisov​ discovered another comet in early November 2019, just months after tracking an interstellar comet in August which may be carrying alien water. The newly found stellar object is his ninth discovery. This object was...

November 18, 2019

asteroid 2019 vb5

Asteroids 2019 VB5 and VF5 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance

Two newly discovered Apollo-class asteroids designated 2019 VB5 and VF5 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on November 9, 2019. 2019 VB5 was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on November 8, one day before its close approach. The object flew past us...

November 13, 2019

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2019 Mercury transit across the Sun

Skywatchers around the world witnessed a rare celestial event on November 11, 2019 - planet Mercury moving across the face of the Sun. From the perspective of humans on Earth, Mercury spent 5.5 hours crossing in front of the face of the Sun. This is the last...

November 12, 2019

fireball spotted over st louis missouri nov 11 2019

Fireball lights up the sky over St. Louis, Missouri during Northern Taurid meteor shower

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over St. Louis, Missouri at around 02:53 UTC on November 11, 2019, one of the peak nights for the Northern Taurid meteor shower. Radio station KSDL and TV station KMOV reported that local residents saw a flash of...

November 12, 2019

asteroid 2019 vs4

Asteroid 2019 VS4 flew past Earth at 0.36 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 VS4 flew past Earth at 0.36 LD / 0.00093 AU (139 126 km / 86 448 miles) on November 6, 2019. It was first observed at ISON-Byurakan Observatory on the same day. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has...

November 09, 2019

asteroid 2019 ud10

Asteroid 2019 UD10 flew past Earth at 0.44 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 UD10 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00112 AU (167 549 km / 104 110 miles) at 10:08 UTC on October 27, 2019. 2019 UD10 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey,...

November 06, 2019

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Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space, becomes second to leave the heliosphere

​University of Iowa researchers have reported on November 4, 2019, that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space outside the heliosphere or the protective bubble particles and magnetic fields produced by the Sun....

November 05, 2019

asteroid 2019 vr

Asteroid 2019 VR flew past Earth at 0.35 LD, just 35 minutes after 2019 VD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 VR flew past Earth at 0.35 LD / 0.00091 AU (136 134 km / 84 589 miles) at 10:30 UTC on November 4, 2019. The object flew past us just 35 minutes after 2019 VD at 0.45 LD. The object belongs to the Apollo group of...

November 04, 2019

saturn

New type of storm discovered on Saturn's surface

A new type of storm was discovered on Saturn's surface. The researchers analyzed hundreds of snapshots taken by amateur astronomers and developed simulations to understand the strange weather events. Telescope imagery revealed long patches of bright clouds near...

November 04, 2019

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Asteroid Hygiea the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system

Hygiea, previously classified as an asteroid, may actually be the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system, according to a study published on October 28, 2019. New images by the ESO's SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) revealed that the space...

November 04, 2019

asteroid 2019 vd

Asteroid 2019 VD to flyby Earth at 0.45 LD on November 4

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 VD will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.45 LD / 0.00116 AU (173 533 km / 107 828 miles) at 09:55 UTC on November 4, 2019. The object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Pan-STARRS 2,...

November 03, 2019