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October 15, 2021

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Space.com

The solar system is populated with asteroids as different as our planets. The main asteroid belt, located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is home to many different types of space rocks. But a new mission called Lucy will soon launch to study a …

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Newsweek

Squeezing flybys of eight asteroids, most in a completely unexplored region of space, into just 12 years is a challenge, but that’s exactly what NASA’s newest mission will do to explore a category of space rock called the Trojans, which cluster ahead …

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Space.com

Gravitational microlensing occurs when two stars at different distances from Earth temporarily align from our perspective. The gravity of the star in the …

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Space.com

This Saturday (Oct. 16) marks International Observe the Moon Night, an annual event that “provides opportunities to learn about lunar science and exploration, observe celestial bodies and honor personal and cultural connections to the moon,” according to …

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Space.com

Instead of hailing aliens, as previous NASA messages aimed to do, the Lucy plaque will serve as a reminder of the value of space exploration to humanity’s own descendants. “This time capsule …

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CNN

(CNN) The first NASA mission to fly by a total of eight ancient asteroids is ready for launch. Weather conditions will be 90% favorable on the morning of …

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Space.com

A woman in Canada narrowly missed being struck by a meteorite that crashed through her roof and landed on her pillow. Ruth Hamilton, a resident of Golden, British Columbia, was asleep in her …

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Brinkwire

Venus itself formed 4.5 billion years ago along with the sun, Earth and the rest of our solar system. Like the young Earth, the young Venus was likely covered with magma, or molten rock. But before water could fall as rain, the planet and its atmosphere …

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Astronomy Magazine

The tantalizing history of Mars’ Jezero Crater, which was once home to an ancient river delta and lake, is what pushed NASA to choose the location as the landing site for its Perseverance rover. NASA/JPL-Caltech. NASA’s Perseverance rover has spent the …

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Astronomy Magazine

The bright Moon sets in this photo taken October 1, 2012. VinceFL (Flickr). Friday, October 15. The Moon passes 4° south of Jupiter in Capricornus at …

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