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NASA's OSIRIS-REx space probe to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid

NASA's OSIRIS-REx space probe to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid

The US space agency NASA is sending a space probe to follow a dark, probably dangerous asteroid. It will collect a sample of the asteroid and bring it back to Earth.

At a news briefing on August 17,Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, said that they have found a dark asteroid and they will hunt down, orbit, deeply observe it and ultimately bring back a sample.

Juno captures amazing images of Jupiter’s North Pole during its first of 36 flybys

Juno captures amazing images of Jupiter’s North Pole during its first of 36 flybys

NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its flyby mission on Jupiter on August 27 has captured some amazing images of the giant planet’s north pole. During the flyby, the probe was hovering above Jupiter’s clouds at around 4,200 km.

Final resting place of European comet lander Philae is no more a mystery

Final resting place of European comet lander Philae is no more a mystery

The final resting place of the European comet lander Philae has been found by ESO astronomers. After roughly two years of hunt, the pictures taken by its mothership Rosetta have exposed the lander's shadowy grave on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

The European Space Agency's Philae lander landed on Comet 67P in November 12, 2014, but its final site wasn’t certain because of the probe's bouncy, rough, landing.

Mysterious signals considered having alien link were from a Russian military satellite

Mysterious signals considered having alien link were from a Russian military satellite

A lot of buzz was created when alien signals were picked up by radio astronomers in Russia because its source was considered to be advanced alien civilizations. In reality, the mysterious signals were from a Soviet military satellite.

As per earlier reports, the alien signals were said to be coming from the Hercules constellation, a cluster of stars 94 light years away. Two factors- power of the signals and their frequency- indicated that they have alien connection.

NASA considers teenager’s proposal of landing site for its next Mars rover mission

NASA considers teenager’s proposal of landing site for its next Mars rover mission

NASA has already starting making preparations for its Mars rover mission whose launch has been scheduled for 2020 launch. One of the things in the preparation list is choosing a landing site. Suggestion for the landing site has not been given by any expert panel or prominent astronomers, but by a teenager.

What makes August 21, 2017 solar eclipse extra special?

What makes August 21, 2017 solar eclipse extra special?

Solar eclipse takes place between two and five times a year. Majority of them are partial in which the sun is partially obscured by the moon and others are annular. Around 75% of the remaining eclipses, the total eclipses, take place over the ocean and very small percentage happen over land.

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