The building-sized asteroid will pass Earth by a close margin today, NASA has revealed. (Pixabay ) Space 

Asteroid the Size of a Building: Get Ready for a Close Encounter Today!

Studying asteroids can provide scientists with valuable insights into the origins of Earth. However, these celestial bodies can also pose a potential danger to our planet. Throughout history, asteroids have collided with Earth, altering its course significantly. Fortunately, most asteroids pass by Earth at a safe distance without entering the atmosphere. Nevertheless, it remains crucial to monitor their movements to reduce uncertainties surrounding their close approaches. Today, November 24, NASA, the US space agency, has announced that a large asteroid, comparable in size to a building, is expected to pass…

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The UK is enhancing its space monitoring capabilities with the Nyx Alpha telescope, which will be operated by SpaceFlux from the UK Space Operations Centre. (Representative image) (AP) Space 

Secure Your Space Assets with SpaceFlux and the Nyx Alpha Telescope!

The UK is enhancing its space surveillance capabilities through the introduction of the Nyx Alpha telescope. The UK Ministry of Defence has recently partnered with a London-based company to establish a ground-based telescope in Cyprus. Known as the Nyx Alpha telescope, this initiative will be managed by SpaceFlux, a British space technology firm, and will enable the UK Space Command and the UK Space Agency to more precisely monitor the growing quantity of satellites and space debris. The plan is to have the system up and running by spring 2024…

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NASA sends laser message to Earth with the help of the Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) tool. (NASA/JPL) Space 

Unlock the Secrets of Space: Discover the DSOC Experiment Sending Laser Messages from 16 Million Kilometers Away!

In October, NASA initiated the Psyche mission to investigate an asteroid abundant in metals that orbits the Sun in the region between Mars and Jupiter. The Psyche spacecraft was equipped with the Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) tool, which achieved a remarkable feat by transmitting the first-ever laser message to Earth from a distance of 16 million kilometers. This communication experiment was conducted successfully as part of NASA’s efforts. Learn more about the DSOC experiment here. NASA DSOC experiment According to a NASA report, the DSOC experiment beamed a near-infrared…

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China's Xuntian space telescope launch delay shifts global cosmology dynamics. (Representative image) (AP) Space 

Rev Up the Space Race: China Delays Launch of Xuntian Telescope

China has made an unexpected decision to postpone the launch of its eagerly awaited Xuntian Space Telescope, altering the global race to uncover the enigmas of the universe. Initially planned for takeoff from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China before the year’s end, Xuntian’s launch has been rescheduled for mid-2025. This delay now places it in direct rivalry with the European Space Agency’s Euclid and NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. Zhan Hu, a project scientist for the Xuntian Space Telescope System, revealed that the delay was necessary…

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Asteroid 2023 VH6 belongs to the Apollo group of Near-Earth Asteroids. (Unsplash) Space 

Witness the Close Encounter: Asteroid 2023 VH6 Passes by Earth Today!

NASA has deployed a range of sophisticated telescopes, both on the ground and in space, to monitor and investigate asteroids primarily located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Among these telescopes are NEOWISE, ALMA, Pans-STARRS1, and Catalina Sky Survey, which play a crucial role in studying asteroids and minimizing uncertainties regarding their potential close encounters with Earth. Utilizing these resources, NASA has recently provided insights into an asteroid that is anticipated to pass by Earth on November 23. Asteroid 2023 VH6 details Dubbed Asteroid 2023 VH6, the asteroid…

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Solar storm possibility increases after NASA detects an M-class solar flare erupting on the Sun. (NASA) Space 

Sun Erupts with M-Class Solar Flare: Blackouts on Earth, Solar Storm Looming!

Yesterday, a massive sunspot measuring 200,000 kilometers and containing up to 12 dark cores was observed on the Sun. According to the NASA Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO), there was a significant risk of it erupting, which indeed occurred just an hour ago. The eruption resulted in an M-class solar flare, emitting intense ultraviolet radiation that caused a temporary disruption in short-wave radio communication on Earth. Although NASA has not yet confirmed the occurrence of any coronal mass ejection (CME) directed towards Earth, this information is expected to be disclosed within…

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A geomagnetic storm caused by solar winds could be on the cards. (Pixabay) Space 

Feel the Force: Solar Winds Could Create a Geomagnetic Storm on Earth!

As we approach the peak of solar cycle 25, the ongoing surge of solar activity persists. A solar cycle, lasting 11 years, involves fluctuations in the Sun’s activity. The lowest point, referred to as the solar minimum, is when activity is at its lowest, while the solar maximum represents the period of highest activity. With the solar maximum drawing near, experts anticipate an increase in CMEs, sunspots, solar flares, and solar storms that Earth may encounter. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which includes a full suite of instruments for observing…

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Sagittarius C in its most beautiful stage. (NASA) Space 

Glimpse Into the Star-Forming Wonders of Sagittarius C with NASA’s James Webb Telescope!

The James Webb Space Telescope, operated by NASA, has recently arrived at Sagittarius C, a star-forming region located 25,000 light-years away from Earth. Once again, the telescope has provided scientists with an unexpected glimpse into the depths of space, revealing intricate details and previously unseen characteristics. This particular region is abundant with protostars, which are currently in the process of formation and simultaneously increasing in mass. Researchers are excited about this groundbreaking discovery and the remarkable image captured by this advanced telescope. Discovery of the James Webb Space Telescope According…

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Asteroid 2023 WJ1 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. (Pixabay) Space 

Asteroid Alert! 74-Foot Space Rock to Zip by Earth Today!

NASA describes asteroids as ancient celestial objects that originated during the early stages of the solar system’s formation approximately 4.6 billion years ago. To investigate and comprehend these cosmic remnants, NASA employs a collection of cutting-edge telescopes located both on the ground and in space. This enables them not only to monitor and examine these asteroids but also to reduce uncertainties regarding their near encounters with Earth. Utilizing their advanced technology, the space agency has provided insights into an asteroid that is anticipated to pass by our planet on November…

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Sunspot Complex AR3490-91-92 is slowly turning towards Earth, NASA has revealed. (Unsplash) Space 

NASA’s SDO Discovers Gigantic Sunspot, Warns of Solar Flare Danger!

The Sun, located at the heart of our solar system, plays a crucial role in sustaining life by emitting warmth that prevents Earth from becoming a frozen and barren place. Nevertheless, there are instances when it poses a danger to our planet. As we approach the peak of solar cycle 25, we have witnessed various occurrences like CMEs, solar flares, solar storms, and other particles affecting Earth. Although the majority of these events have not caused any harm, a few have resulted in disruptions such as radio interference and failures…

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Check out the newly discovered galaxies captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. (Representative image) (NASA| Twitter) Space 

Exploring the Universe’s Youthful Side: Peeking at Teenage Galaxies with NASA’s Webb Telescope!

A recent study conducted by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has surprised astronomers by capturing images of young galaxies and their heavy elements. These galaxies, whose lights have traveled for billions of years, have finally reached NASA’s instruments, allowing researchers to conduct further studies. The James Webb Space Telescope’s unique capability to look far back in time, almost to the Big Bang event, sets it apart from the older Hubble Telescope, which is limited by its location in Earth’s orbit. Explore the fascinating findings from the images captured by the…

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Asteroid 2023 VW5 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA Alert: Asteroid Aten Skimming Past Earth!

The Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) of NASA, in charge of observing Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), has released information regarding an asteroid that is projected to come close to Earth on November 21. Known as Asteroid 2023 VW5, it will pass by our planet at a distance of 1.7 million kilometers. NASA reports that this celestial body is moving at an astonishing speed of around 40,269 kilometers per hour. Here is everything you need to know about Asteroid 2023 VW5. Asteroid 2023 VW5: Details of the close approach NASA has revealed that…

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According to NASA, about 500,000 stars that are being shown in the image are a cluster of protostars. (NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, and S. Crowe (University of Virginia).) Space 

Explore the Milky Way with NASA’s James Webb Telescope!

The James Webb Space Telescope, known as the leading space science observatory globally, is aiding scientists in unraveling numerous enigmas within our solar system. By utilizing this advanced telescope, scientists can now explore far-off planets and celestial bodies. A recent image unveiled by the James Webb Space Telescope displays a portion of our galaxy’s densely packed core, revealing unprecedented features that have left astronomers perplexed. Extensive research is currently underway, but no explanations have been discovered thus far. According to NASA’s blog, the image shows a star-forming region known as…

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NASA captured a stunning image of Earth’s airglow from the International Space Station on November 14, 2023. (NASA) Space 

Awe-Inspiring Airglow Dance Captured by NASA from the ISS!

NASA continues to astonish space enthusiasts with captivating images of the universe captured by its array of spacecrafts. Among these are the James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, and the International Space Station, where astronauts diligently conduct their research. Thanks to NASA’s cutting-edge technologies, we can now witness real-time visualizations of the Moon, Mars, stars, and galaxies. Recently, NASA unveiled another awe-inspiring image on Instagram, showcasing Earth’s mesmerizing airglow as seen from the International Space Station (ISS). This image was taken on November 14, 2023 as it orbited over…

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Asteroid 2023 VE7 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA Alert: 130-Foot Asteroid Zooming Past Earth Today!

Today, NASA has utilized its state-of-the-art telescopes, both on the ground and in space, to monitor a colossal asteroid that is set to come remarkably close to Earth. According to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), an asteroid named Asteroid 2023 VE7 is currently heading towards our planet and is expected to reach its closest point today, November 20. This near-Earth space rock is expected to pass Earth at a distance of only 5.3 million kilometers and at a speed of 70,811 kilometers per hour, which is much faster…

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President Droupadi Murmu highlighted the importance to India of ISRO's space missions, including Aditya-L1 and Gaganyaan missions. (Jitender Gupta) Space 

President Murmu’s Boost to India’s Standing: ISRO’s Aditya-L1 and Gaganyaan Missions!

President Droupadi Murmu, in a crucial speech at the inauguration of the International Conference on ‘Aerospace and Aviation in 2047,’ underscored the profound influence of India’s forthcoming Aditya-L1 and Gaganyaan missions. President Murmu stressed their capacity to elevate India’s international reputation and expressed assurance that these missions would not only strengthen research endeavors but also make valuable contributions to the betterment of mankind. Acknowledging India’s past achievements, including the successful Mars mission and lunar exploration, President Murmu highlighted the country’s determination, potential and capability. He praised the commitment to high…

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Stretching over 13 million light years, the Cosmic Vine is a colossal structure that houses a minimum of 20 massive galaxies. (Representative image) (NASA/Robert Gendler) Space 

Unveiling the Incredible 13-Million Light Year ‘Cosmic Vine’!

Traversing the immense Milky Way Galaxy presents an overwhelming obstacle due to its vastness. Despite our solar system being minuscule in comparison, it is still overshadowed by the immense galaxy clusters observed by advanced telescopes like the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. Recently, scientists have made a remarkable discovery: the awe-inspiring “Cosmic Vine,” an extraordinarily large entity. Spanning an astonishing 13 million light-years across, the Cosmic Vine is a vast structure of at least 20 massive galaxies. Looking at this massive scale, the structure was found…

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The James Webb Space Telescope reveals the mystery of disappearing neon in planet-forming disks. (NASA) Space 

NASA Uncovers the Secret Behind the Disappearing Neon – James Webb Space Telescope to the Rescue!

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has made a groundbreaking discovery by observing a planet-forming disk undergoing a significant transformation. This finding provides valuable insights into the transient nature of these cosmic nurseries. According to NASA, unlike previous observations that only captured static images of planetary disks over long periods, the James Webb Telescope has provided a dynamic view of the evolution of one such disk. The neon puzzle was revealed In 2008, researchers led by Catherine Espaillat, then at the University of Michigan and now at Boston University, observed…

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ISRO's Lunar Sample Return Mission aims to bring Moon soil samples to Earth, marking a significant leap for India's space exploration. (ISRO) Space 

ISRO’s Epic Adventure: Bringing Home Moon Soil from Shiv Shakti!

India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is preparing for a historic endeavor as it plans to embark on its first mission to gather soil or rock samples from the Moon and bring them back to Earth. Known as the Lunar Sample Return Mission (LSRM), this ambitious project represents a major advancement in India’s space exploration efforts. ISRO’s Space Applications Center (SAC) director Nilesh Desai shared insights on the mission and said, “ISRO is now planning a bigger mission where we will try to bring back soil or…

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SpaceX's next-generation Starship spacecraft atop its powerful Super Heavy rocket is launched from the company's Boca Chica launchpad on an uncrewed test flight, near Brownsville, Texas, (REUTERS) Space 

SpaceX Starship Soars High, But Test Flight Ends in a Boom!

During Saturday’s test flight, SpaceX successfully launched its mega rocket Starship, but unfortunately, both the booster and the spacecraft were lost in a series of explosions just minutes after liftoff. The rocket ship reached space after liftoff from South Texas before suddenly losing contact. SpaceX officials said it appears the ship’s self-destruct system blew it up over the Gulf of Mexico. Minutes earlier, the separated booster had exploded over the bay. By then, however, the work was done. Saturday’s demo lasted about eight minutes, about twice as long as the…

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