This Asteroid is Approaching The Earth Soon and Will be Closer Than The Moon

An asteroid with diameters between 22 and 49 meters will pass by Earth on Tuesday, NASA has said. At its closest approach, the asteroid will be 1.2 lakh km away. It means the asteroid will be closer to Earth than the Moon, which is 3.84 lakh km away from our home planet. Ruling out a possible threat, the US space agency said that the space rock will not hit Earth. “Will #asteroid 2011 ES4 hit Earth? No! 2011 ES4’s close approach is ‘close’ on an astronomical scale but poses no…

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Sushant Singh Rajput Wanted to ‘Sneak Into’ Astronomy Class with His Niece

Mallika Singh, niece of Sushant Singh Rajput, has opened up on how the late Bollywood actor loved astronomy, in her new social media post. On Monday, Mallika shared a post on her Instagram Stories page where she revealed how her “Gulshan mama” had once expressed his desire to join astronomy classes along with her. “When I had told him I was planning to take an Astronomy class for my science requirement, he had told me he was going to sneak into this class with me. I’ll study it well, in…

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India’s deepest solar eclipse on Sunday | India News

NEW DELHI: India will witness its “deepest” annular solar eclipse of this century this Sunday (June 21), with the Sun appearing as a necklace of pearls for around 30 seconds during the maximum phase along a narrow corridor running through Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand. The eclipse will be partial in the rest of the country. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the apparent size of the Moon is slightly less than that of the Sun, which leaves the outer rim of the latter uncovered, giving the appearance of a “ring…

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Gotta be Aliens! There is a Powerful Radio Signal Coming From Within Our Galaxy

There is a very powerful radio signal that is doing rounds in our galaxy, and astronomers are perplexed because this is the first ever fast radio burst (FRB) originating in our own galaxy. And this has happened as recently as April 28, when SGR 1935+2154, a dead star that is around 30,000 light-years away from earth, registered for the radio observatories around the world with a single and millisecond-long burst of incredibly bright radio waves. Astronomers say this radio signal is so powerful, it is possible it can also be…

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Comet 2I/Borisov, Our Second Visitor from Outer Space, Brings Traces of an Alien World

The interstellar comet 2I/Borisov travels through our solar system in an artist’s impression obtained by Reuters April 20, 2020. NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello/Handout via REUTERS. Scientists initially concluded last year that 2I/Borisov was similar to comets from our solar system, but data from the Hubble Space Telescope revealed its differences. Reuters Last Updated: April 21, 2020, 3:15 PM IST Scientists have discovered that a comet called 2I/Borisov – only the second interstellar object ever detected passing through the solar system – is surprisingly different in its composition from comets…

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Cheops Observatory frames views of the Great Pyramid of Giza

Earth bricks, upcycled materials and local craftsmanship combine in the Cheops Observatory, a new residence designed by Paris-based architecture firm Studio Malka. Located within the ancient village of Nazlet El Samman at the gateway of the desert, the artist’s residence thoughtfully weaves elements of the regional vernacular — including local materials and labor — into its contemporary and sculptural form. The design and orientation of the building was also informed by sight lines to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the trajectories of the sun and moon. Taking cues from…

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Big Bang Theory, Part 2? Scientists Have Discovered The Biggest Explosion in The Universe

Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the Universe in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster. (Image: Chandra: NASA/CXC/NRL/S. Giacintucci, et al., ESA/XMM, NCRA/TIFR/GMRT, 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF) The amount of energy required to create the cavity in Ophiuchus is about five times greater than the previous record holder, MS 0735+74, and hundreds and thousands of times greater than typical clusters, says the NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. News18 Last Updated: February 28, 2020, 9:10 AM IST Astronomers have discovered what could most likely be the biggest ever explosion in the universe. They…

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Unexplained Radio Signal from 500 Million Light Years Away is Repeating Every 16 Days

Earlier this week, a group of scientists revealed the detection of a repeating radio signal from outer space. While such radio signals are not entirely unprecedented, what makes the latest finding all the more interesting is that for the very first time, these radio signals appeared to repeat themselves uniformly, and in clear intervals. With outer space research always being a matter of great intrigue, the latest discovery has sparked off expected discourse among conspiracy theorists and space enthusiasts regarding a hint of extraterrestrial life. In reality, there might be…

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