Karma Asteroid Family Might Be Sending Members Near Earth

When asteroids in the primary belt of the solar system collide, the fragments come again collectively to type smaller rubble-pile our bodies that orbit the Sun as a “family.” Under the appropriate circumstances, a few of these relations can find yourself in near-Earth space. This artist’s illustration exhibits a near-Earth asteroid passing by Earth.NASA / …

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NASA astronauts in space talk coronavirus and more with the CDC

Although orbiting astronauts are safely remoted on the International Space Station, the coronavirus has nonetheless impacted spaceflyers, based on a dialog between NASA astronauts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Shannon Walker, each dwelling on the space station, spoke with Dr. Inger Damon, director of the division …

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Space Chat with Space.com: Tune in Fridays for science, space and more!

This Saturday (March 13), Space Chat will discover ladies in space.  This week, Space.com senior author Chelsea Gohd can be discussing and answering questions on ladies in space as this previous Monday (March 8), we celebrated International Womens’ Day and March is Women’s History Month.  Every Friday at 1 p.m. EDT (17000 GMT), Gohd hosts …

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Scorching-hot planet candidate spotted around famous star Vega

Astronomers have spotted a attainable searing-hot planet orbiting Vega, one of many brightest and most famous stars within the sky. The candidate alien planet, which nonetheless must be confirmed by follow-up observations or analyses, is roughly the scale of Neptune and lies very near Vega. It takes solely 2.5 Earth days for the purported planet …

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This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 12 – 20

FRIDAY, MARCH 12 ■ Spot Arcturus, the Spring Star, glittering pale yellow-orange very low within the east-northeast after dusk. It climbs greater within the east later within the night. By fashionable measurements Arcturus is visible magnitude –0.05, making it the fourth-brightest nighttime star. It’s bested solely by Sirius, Canopus, and Alpha Centauri (counting the mixed …

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