Two sunspots pose M-class solar flare threat. Know details, as per NASA. (NASA) Space 

Details of two sunspots that NASA warns could release M-class solar flares towards Earth

Solar activity has been consistently bombarding Earth in recent months. In July, it was discovered that 2023 had already surpassed a 21-year record for the highest number of sunspots, exceeding scientists’ initial predictions. The increasing number of sunspots directly correlates with the intensity of the solar peak, indicating a higher likelihood of solar storms. These storms are triggered by the release of coronal mass ejections (CME) particles during solar eruptions, also known as solar flares, which originate from the unstable magnetic fields within sunspots. In a noteworthy development, the NASA…

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Asteroid 2010 XF3 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids, says NASA and it will come close to Earth. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA reveals that a large asteroid, comparable in size to an aircraft, will come close to Earth today.

NASA has a range of advanced technology equipment that is used to observe and monitor Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) like asteroids and comets. In November, there were many instances of asteroids coming close to Earth, and this trend seems to be continuing in December with another asteroid expected to pass by today, December 11. The asteroid was discovered by NASA’s Defense Coordination Office (PDCO), which is responsible for monitoring the skies and using various telescopes like NEOWISE, ALMA, Pans-STARRS1, and Catalina Sky Survey. Find out more about its close approach. Asteroid…

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The solar flare eruption took place on the southeastern limb of the Sun, as per NASA. A CME might have been released that can trigger a solar storm on Earth in the coming days. (NASA SDO) Space 

NASA reveals massive M5-class solar flare on Sun causing blackouts on Earth, warns of impending solar storm

Today, December 9, the Earth once again takes center stage in the ongoing solar activity on the Sun, following yesterday’s focus on Mars. Recent data from NASA reveals that just four hours ago, a significant solar flare eruption occurred on Sunspot AR3511. This eruption, measuring M5.49, marks the most intense flare witnessed in the past three months. As a result, a short-wave radio blackout was experienced on Earth. Additionally, there is a possibility that the flare also released a coronal mass ejection (CME) cloud aimed at our planet. If this…

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Asteroid 2023 WG belongs to the Amor group of asteroids. (WikiMedia Commons) Space 

Asteroid 2023 WG being monitored by NASA; expected to approach Earth at a distance of 6.7 million km today

NASA has classified asteroids as ancient celestial bodies that originated during the early stages of our solar system’s formation approximately 4.6 billion years ago. The majority of these asteroids are concentrated in the main asteroid belt, which lies between Mars and Jupiter. However, occasionally, the paths of these asteroids intersect with Earth’s orbit, resulting in what is known as a “Close approach.” Utilizing its state-of-the-art space and ground-based telescopes, NASA has recently disclosed that an asteroid, named 2023 WG, is projected to pass by Earth at a relatively close distance…

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A solar storm will strike Mars on December 11, triggered by a halo CME, shows NASA model. Shockingly, it is expected to erode a small portion of the red planet’s atmosphere. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA model reveals CME’s potential to trigger solar storm on Mars and degrade its atmosphere; Get more information

Not only is the Sun’s continuous solar activity impacting Earth, but it is also affecting neighboring planets. In October, Venus experienced the effects of a powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) cloud, causing electromagnetic fluctuations that led to the erosion of its atmosphere, which escaped into space. Now, according to NASA’s model, a complete halo CME is projected to strike Mars on December 11, resulting in a solar storm. This event is anticipated to have a similar impact on the red planet, causing a minor loss of its atmosphere. Intriguingly, the…

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Sunspot AR3513 could hurl out a dangerous solar flare. Check details as per NASA. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA Observatory Monitoring Potential Hazardous Solar Flare from Sunspot

Recently, it has been discovered that Earth may be at risk of a solar storm due to the observation of a sigmoid eruption on the Sun’s surface. This eruption has released a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) towards Earth, which has the potential to mildly impact the Earth’s magnetic field. However, there is another danger emerging. The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has detected a hazardous sunspot that could release an M-class solar flare towards Earth. This is the most recent solar event as we approach the peak of solar cycle…

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Know all about the Earth-directed solar activity in the last 24 hours which includes a solar flare eruption and a CME release, NASA shares the data. Will another solar storm hit? Check details. (NASA) Space 

NASA Reports Increase in Solar Storm Troubles Due to Solar Flare Eruptions and Coronal Mass Ejections

The Sun has been displaying continuous solar activity for the past three days, with no signs of slowing down. Following a minor solar storm on Monday and three separate solar flare eruptions on Tuesday, the last 24 hours have also been filled with similar activity. Yesterday, December 6, a stronger solar flare erupted, surpassing any seen earlier in the week. Additionally, data from NASA suggests that a separate ‘sigmoid eruption’ may have propelled a coronal mass ejection (CME) towards Earth. This CME has the potential to trigger a solar storm…

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Asteroid 2023 XY belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids, NASA says. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA Reveals Details of Close Approach of Apollo Group Asteroid to Earth

According to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), an asteroid named Asteroid 2023 XY is expected to come close to Earth today, December 7. NASA’s telescopes track new Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and report their observed positions to the Minor Planet Center. The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) then uses this data to calculate the asteroid’s probable orbit around the Sun. Through this process, information about Asteroid 2023 XY, including its speed, size, and distance of approach, can be determined. Asteroid 2023 XY: Details This near-Earth space rock is…

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

NASA Reports Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth at 5.5 Million Kilometers

NASA uses telescopes like NEOWISE, ALMA, Pans-STARRS1, and Catalina Sky Survey to monitor and analyze asteroids in space. Based on their findings, the US space agency has provided information about an enormous asteroid, named 2001 QQ142, which is predicted to come very close to Earth on December 6. Learn more about this significant encounter. Asteroid 2001 QQ142: Details of the close approach This Near-Earth space rock, named by NASA as Asteroid 2001 QQ142, is expected to fly past the planet at a distance of about 5.5 million kilometers today. It…

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NASA and ISRO collaborate to train two Indian astronauts - one set to fly to the ISS in 2024. (Pexels) Space 

ISRO Astronauts to Receive NASA Training for 2024 ISS Mission to Advance Indian Space Exploration

NASA has taken a major step towards global cooperation in space exploration by revealing its participation in the training of two Indian astronauts. One of them is set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) for a week-long mission in late 2024. This announcement was made by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson during his current tour of various cities in India, where he is working to strengthen the collaborative endeavors between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), engaging with political leaders and officials. A joint effort towards the…

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

NASA Reveals Asteroid the Size of an Aircraft to Make Close Approach to Earth – Get the Details

Throughout history, there have been numerous instances where asteroids narrowly missed colliding with Earth. One such event resulted in the extinction of the dinosaurs approximately 65 million years ago. In a recent development, NASA has utilized its state-of-the-art ground and space-based telescopes to announce that an asteroid, named Asteroid 2023 WW, is projected to pass by Earth on December 5. NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies has provided detailed information regarding the asteroid’s velocity, dimensions, proximity to Earth, and other relevant details. Stay informed about the asteroid’s imminent close encounter…

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NASA James Webb Space Telescope discovered rocky planets in a protoplanetary disc. (Representative image) (NASA/T. Temim (Princeton University)) Space 

Uncovering the Secrets of Rocky Planets: NASA’s James Webb Telescope Strikes Again!

The NASA James Webb Space Telescope possesses unparalleled abilities to observe deep space beyond our galaxy, reaching back almost to the moment of the Big Bang. A recent study conducted by the eXtreme Ultraviolet Environments (XUE) program has made surprising discoveries regarding the presence of water and other molecules in the areas where rocky planets are formed, even under extreme environmental circumstances. These findings have astonished researchers and have called into question previous theories regarding the origins of rocky planets. To learn more about the discoveries made by the James…

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Asteroid 2013 VX4 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids, as per NASA. (Pixabay) Space 

Asteroid Alert! 190-foot Rock to Zoom Past Earth Today – All the Details Revealed by NASA!

NASA has utilized its sophisticated telescopes on the ground and in space to identify numerous asteroids, including one named Bennu that poses a potential danger to life on Earth with a 1 in 2700 chance of collision between 2175 and 2195. Additionally, the space agency has recently brought attention to another asteroid, known as Asteroid 2013 VX4, which is anticipated to pass by Earth today, December 4. Stay informed about the specifics of this imminent encounter with the asteroid. Asteroid 2013 VX4: Close approach data According to the Center for…

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NASA's OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft, once OSIRIS-REx, readies for a historic solar approach toward the Sun to reach asteroid Apophis. (NASA) Space 

Exploring the Asteroid Apophis: NASA’s OSIRIS-APEX Ready for Unprecedented Solar Voyage!

NASA’s OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft, previously named OSIRIS-REx, is actively preparing for an unprecedented solar approach to the asteroid Apophis. This approach will bring the spacecraft closer to the Sun than ever before, with its closest point, known as perihelion, scheduled for January 2, 2024. At this time, OSIRIS-APEX will be approximately 46.5 million miles away from the Sun, which is about half the distance between Earth and the Sun and within the orbit of Venus. NASA has emphasized that this close encounter will expose the spacecraft’s components to higher temperatures than…

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Know all about the intense solar storm activity that triggered on the Earth after another CME strike. NASA reveals more might be coming. (Pixabay) Space 

Solar Storms Sizzle Earth: NASA Predicts More to Come!

Yesterday, December 1, it was announced that the solar activity on Earth has increased. A second coronal mass ejection (CME) was reported to be approaching the Earth, potentially intensifying the ongoing solar storm. As predicted, the second CME hit a few hours ago, causing a highly potent G3-class solar storm. This storm led to the appearance of exceptionally vibrant aurora displays worldwide. Although the storm is gradually calming down, a NASA model indicates that additional CMEs are on their way to Earth and could reach our magnetosphere before the day…

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The recent NASA and ISRO collaboration involves the launch of a remote sensing satellite named NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR). (PTI) Space 

Explore the Intergalactic Projects of NASA and ISRO: NISAR Mission to Astronauts!

India and the United States are preparing to engage in an unprecedented joint effort in space exploration, signifying a momentous achievement in their space alliance. The declaration followed a meeting between NASA Chief Bill Nelson and Union Minister Jitendra Singh in New Delhi. The latest collaboration between NASA and ISRO entails the deployment of a remote sensing satellite called NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) in the initial quarter of the forthcoming year. Additionally, ISRO and NASA will collaborate on numerous other projects. NISAR satellite NISAR satellite will be launched by…

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The James Webb Space Telescope's Near-InfraRed Camera unveils the celestial ballet of Herbig Haro object 797, exposing dual protostars in a captivating display of infrared hues,NASA said. (representative image) (unsplash) Space 

Twirling Through Space: The Spectacular Dual Protostar Dance Revealed by NASA’s James Webb Telescope

The captivating image of the Herbig Haro object 797 (HH 797), a luminous area surrounding newly formed stars, has been revealed by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. These objects are created when protostars expel stellar winds or gas jets, causing shockwaves upon impact with the surrounding gas and dust at high velocities. HH 797, which is prominently displayed in the lower portion of the image, is located near the youthful open star cluster IC 348, positioned near the eastern edge of the Perseus dark cloud complex. Taken with the Webb…

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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announces US readiness to assist ISRO in building a space station. (Pixabay) Space 

Bill Nelson Announces NASA and ISRO’s Joint Venture to Create a Space Station!

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson made a noteworthy diplomatic gesture on Tuesday by expressing the United States’ willingness to collaborate with the Indian space agency ISRO in the development of a dedicated space station. During his visit to India for a week of strategic engagements, Nelson disclosed that talks between the two countries also encompass the intention to send an Indian astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) before the end of the upcoming year. “The selection of the astronauts is decided by ISRO. NASA does not make the selection,” Nelson…

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The ESA's Gaia mission continues to illuminate the cosmos with its latest data release, providing valuable insights into globular clusters, gravitational lenses, asteroid orbits, and variable stars. (pixabay) Space 

Unlock the Universe: Gaia Observatory Mission Reveals Astronomical Discoveries!

According to Universe Today, the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has released a new data release that is considered a significant contribution to the field of astronomy. Gaia’s main objective is to precisely measure the positions, motions, and distances of more than a billion stars, as well as study exoplanets. NASA states that Gaia will accurately detect and measure the movement of each star in its orbit around the galaxy’s center. Although Gaia may not produce visually stunning images like the Hubble Space Telescope or the James Webb Space Telescope,…

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NASA conducts tests for its future Mars helicopter on both the Earth and the red planet. Check details. (AP) Space 

NASA’s Interplanetary Helicopters: Pioneering a New Frontier!

NASA has successfully conducted tests on its next generation of Mars helicopters in two distinct locations. The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California recently tested a new rotor for future mission helicopters, while the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter carried out a real-life flight simulation on Mars, achieving record-breaking altitude and airspeed. The NASA team was pleasantly surprised by the impressive performance of the new Mars helicopter during the test. Get all the details here. NASA’s upcoming Mars helicopter tests According to a NASA report, the space agency created a…

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