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19 Interstellar Asteroids discovered between Jupiter and Neptune

The Brazilian Astronomers have discovered 19 new asteroids between the Jupiter and the Neptune. The astronomers believe that they joined the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. Highlights As the universe began to expand, the sun was born and the gravity of the growing sun sucked these asteroids into the solar system. These asteroids once ..

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Oldest Material on Earth found inside Meteorite

In 1969, a meteorite crashed into the rural southeastern region of Australia, according to a research work published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the United States non-profit, non-governmental organization, National Academy of Sciences on Monday, 13th January 2020, the meteorite contained the ‘Stardust’ the oldest material ever found on Earth. As per the researchers, ..

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NASA’s New Horizons mission gets a brand-new name “Arrokoth”

The International Astronomical Union and Minor Planets Center, the global body for naming Kuiper Belt objects, has finally given a name for the most distant world ever explored by a space mission. It is called Arrokoth. NASA launched the New Horizons mission in January 2006. After crossing by Pluto in 2015, in 2019 it flew by ..

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Voyager 2: NASA’s Solar System Explorer reaches interstellar space

NASA’s Voyager 2  has exited heliosphere and has entered interstellar space. It is now at 11 billion miles from the earth. Information from the spacecraft takes 16.5 hours to reach earth at the speed of light. (Light from the sun takes 8 minutes to reach earth) The spacecraft joined its twin voyager 1 on December ..

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20 new moons of Saturn discovered

On 8th October 2019, 20 new moons of Saturn were discovered. With this Saturn has a total of 82 moons today. It is the highest of any planet in solar system. Till date Jupiter had the highest number of moons. It has 79 moons. The moons of Saturn discovered are relatively smaller moons. The discovery ..

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