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As per astronomers, Earth will witness a rare supercomet, C/2012 S1 (ISON), rushing towards the Sun from the outer solar system and at its peak it may outshine the Moon in November, 2013. This is ISON’s first trip to the inner solar system. Scientists expect it to put as good a show as Hale-Bopp did ..
The asteroid, 2011 AG5, which was previously thought to collide with the Earth in 2040 and had a collision chance of 1 in 500, will pass by earth harmlessly. As per NASA, the asteroid shouldn’t get any closer than 890,000 kilometers — about twice the distance between Earth and the moon. The asteroid which was ..
NASA has honored Sally Ride, the first woman in space who died earlier this year, by naming a crash site of a pair of spacecrafts Ebb and Flow. Both were deliberately crashed into a mountain near the moon’s north pole. About Sally Ride: Click Here About Ebb and Flow:
Images from NASA’s Cassini mission have revealed the existence of the longest extraterrestrial river system ever – on Saturn’s moon Titan – and it looks like a small version of Nile River on Earth. The river valley on Titan is more than 400 kilometres which flows into Kraken Mare, a sea that is, in terms ..
NASA’s spacecraft Voyager 1, which was launched in 1977, has entered into unknown area, which is said to be the edge of the solar system. NASA calls the region a "magnetic highway" where particles from inside the sun’s magnetic sphere zoom out and higher-energy particles (galactic cosmic ray particles) from outside stream in. Voyager 1 ..