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Three Asteroids are Expected to Pass by Earth at Close Distance Today

​The U.S.-based space agency NASA has revealed that asteroid trackers have observed a trio of asteroids with a trajectory that gets them to safely approach and pass by Earth today, September 11th. Of the three space objects entering Earth’s neighborhood, asteroid 2020 RT1 is said to be the first in the bunch to make what is known as near-Earth approach. This will see the space rock as close as 0.03442 astronomical units (au) from our planet, which is equivalent to 3,199,538 miles.  Even though this may seem an incredibly huge…

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Four Indian Astronauts are Training in Russia for the Gaganyaan Mission

​Four Indian astronauts selected to potentially be part of the country’s manned Gaganyaan program are currently training at Russia’s Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, which is located close to Moscow. The Gaganyaan mission attempts to launch an astronaut to space before the 75th anniversary of India‘s independence, in 2022, as per earlier reports published by the country’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). According to Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, the four Indian astronauts ‘are in good health and are determined to continue their training.’ The interns arrived in Russia…

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Astronomers Discover Giant Planet Orbiting A Small Star

Scientists have detected a Jupiter-like planet spinning around an incredibly small star, approximately 31 light-years away. The planet is so enormous that it can’t have taken form the same way most planets do. Juan Carlos Morales from the Autonomous University in Barcelona, Spain, and fellow researchers detected the planet, dubbed GJ 3512 b, with the radial velocity technique. This method exploits the fact that as a planet spins off around its star, the star travels moderately in a way that enables astronomers to establish the planet’s mass and rotation trajectory.…

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