16 Jun, 2024
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A small asteroid disintegrated into a fireball over South Africa

A small and least likely to harm asteroid recently disintegrated over the regions of Africa and extending to Papua New Guinea, just hours after it was discovered. The object that was previously listed as ZLAF9B2 was a 6-feet diameter cosmic boulder first captured by Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona. The object now named as asteroid […]

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Birds and ferns were likely the survivors after major a catastrophic event happened 66-million years ago

About 66 million years ago, an asteroid came hurtling down the Earth’s atmosphere causing mass destruction with a force millions of times greater than an atomic bomb. It was the Cretaceous-Paleogene period when the fifth mass extinction event as it is said, occurred wiping out three-quarters of all animal and plant life on Earth including […]

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Asteroid KW1 2018 will make its closest approach today at midday

Yet another asteroid will be barrelling near the Earth’s orbit today at midday when the distance between the Earth and this asteroid is the closest. As per NASA, the asteroid named as KW1 2018 is expected to make its closest approach towards the Earth today on May 24, 2018, at midday when the average distance […]

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Get bedazzled with Lyrids meteor shower in dark night sky till April 25

Get ready to bedazzled before the annual Lyrid meteor shower which starts April 16 through April 25. Lyrids meteor shower is known as the oldest and brightest recorded meteor shower clearly visible at the dark night sky with trails of light visible for few seconds. The Lyrids meteor shower will be active between April 16 […]

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NASA OSIRIS-REx Set Out Space-Hunt for Earth-Trojan Asteroid

A NASA-owned and operated spacecraft has started its space-hunt for a mysterious type of close-to-Earth celestial object called Earth-Trojan asteroids on Thursday, 9th February 2017. Dubbed as OSIRIS-Rex, the spacecraft will spend almost two weeks in search of these mystifying tiny celestial bodies. To recall, currently, OSIRIS-Rex is on 2-years outbound voyage to the asteroid […]

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Radio Telescope ‘Arecibo Observatory’ Films a Fast-Moving, Peanut-Like Asteroid

The huge Radio Telescope called ‘Arecibo Observatory’, intended for searching radio signals from extraterrestrial lives has filmed a faster-moving, peanut-like space rock. The asteroid called “2015 BN509” is spotted moving at a faster pace in the space. It has an adorable appearance like a massive peanut. Scientists expected it to some-day crash into earth’s atmosphere, […]

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Saturn May Be Steering Away Asteroids from Earth: Study

In a first-of-its-kind effort to decipher the conundrum if Jovian bodies protect habitable planets from the harsh impacts catastrophic events, scientists have found “Saturn,” instead of “Jupiter” to be the “hero” of the entire episode. The long-established belief that ‘Jupiter is the “planetary shield” for earth’ is likely to be a moderately correct because a […]