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‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse to take place on Sunday

‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse to take place on Sunday

A so-called “ring of fire” eclipse, which is scientifically called annular eclipse, will cross over parts of South America and the western and southern tips of Africa. This solar phenomenon takes place when the Moon comes in between the Sun and our planet but don’t completely block the Sun as it does during a total solar eclipse.

Astronomers discover 7 Earth-like planets

Astronomers discover 7 Earth-like planets

Seven Earth-sized planets are circling a nearby dwarf star in tight, fast ellipses, and one of them is particularly the best candidate for supporting life, an international team of astronomers announced on Wednesday.

The discovery is rare because the exoplanets circling the dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, which is 39 light years away, has so-many Earth-sized planets that are believed to be temperate, meaning they could have liquid water on their surfaces with a potential to support life.

Russia launches cargo ship to deliver supplies to ISS

Russia launches cargo ship to deliver supplies to ISS

Russian space agency Roscosmos launched a cargo ship early Wednesday morning on a mission to deliver nearly three tons of fresh supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).

The Progress 66 cargo ship was launched atop a Soyuz rocket at 12:58 a.m. EST on February 22 from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome. It is scheduled to arrive at the ISS early Friday, February 24.

Large iceberg breaks off Antarctic’s Pine Island Glacier

Large iceberg breaks off Antarctic’s Pine Island Glacier

A large piece of ice around the size of the island of Manhattan recently cracked and broke off Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier, a footage captured by a NASA satellite revealed.

The breaking off the 2-mile-long iceberg from the Pine Island Glacier, which is one of the biggest glaciers in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, was captured by the Landsat 8 satellite.

Britain mulling plans to join space race

Britain mulling plans to join space race

Members of the British Parliament are considering a proposal for setting up a spaceport for sending astronauts and satellites into orbit, Aviation Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad announced.

SpaceX pulls off another successful ground-based rocket landing

SpaceX pulls off another successful ground-based rocket landing

Elon Musk-led SpaceX recently pulled off another successful rocket landing as a Falcon 9 rocket flawlessly touched down at the company’s ground-based landing zone at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Falcon 9 blasted off from the historic 39A launch pad at Kennedy Space Center at 9:39 A.M. ET on Sunday, carrying the Dragon cargo capsule for the International Space Stataion (ISS).

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