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Asteroid 16 Psyche

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA has found that 16 Psyche asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter is made of rare metals such as gold, cobalt, platinum, rhenium and iridium. The total worth of the precious metals in the asteroid has been estimated as 10,000 Quadrillion USD by NASA scientists. Highlights According to the ..

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Asteroid 465824

NASA has been tracking asteroid 465824 2010 FR, which is twice as big as the Pyramid of Giza and is expected to cross the Earth’s orbit on September 6. It is classified as a Near-Earth Object (NEO) and a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA). Asteroid 465824 2010 FR was discovered on March 18, 2010 by the Catalina ..

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Neowise: A Rare Comet to be visible in the Indian Skies

A rare comet called the “Neowise” is to be visible in the Indian skies between July 14, 2020 and July 22, 2020. The comet will be visible for 20 minutes every day. Highlights The comet was discovered by Near Earth Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) in March 2020. The comet is to be visible in ..

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June 30: International Asteroid Day

Every year June 30 is observed as the International Asteroid Day. It is celebrated by the United Nations as well. Highlights The International Asteroid Day is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that occurred on June 30, 1908. Tunguska Event The event is the largest known explosion recorded in the human history ..

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New Asteroid discovered near Jupiter

Astronauts have recently discovered a rare space object. The object looks like both asteroid and comet. The new space object is called Active Asteroid Highlights The asteroid has been named 2019 LD2. It has an orbit like an asteroid and a tail like a comet. The 2019 LD2 shares the orbit of Jupiter and is ..

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