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Watch Asteroid Fly By Earth Today

Watch Asteroid Fly By Earth Today

A relatively large near-Earth asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will fly safely past Earth on April 19 at a distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers), or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon, ...

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Hubble Shows Double Galaxy Closeup

Hubble Shows Double Galaxy Closeup

Some astronomical objects have endearing or quirky nicknames, inspired by mythology or their own appearance. Take, for example, the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), the Sombrero Galaxy, the Horsehead Nebula, or even the Milky Way. However, the vast majority of ...

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Hubble Shows Glittering Frisbee Galaxy

Hubble Shows Glittering Frisbee Galaxy

This image from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) shows a section of NGC 1448, a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth in the little-known constellation of Horologium (The Pendulum Clock), according to NASA report. We tend ...

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Ancient Stardust Sheds Light on the First Stars

Ancient Stardust Sheds Light on the First Stars

An international team of astronomers, led by Nicolas Laporte of University College London, has used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe A2744_YD4, the earliest and most remote galaxy the array has ever seen, Joinfo.com reports with reference to NASA. They ...

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