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The brightest comet of the year 2018 is due to pass the Earth in December

Receive the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 9, 2018 / 8:07 PM GMT By Angel Torres Stargazers have something special to look forward to this Christmas season: the brightest comet of the year 2018 will come closest to Earth on December 16th , [19659006DerKomet46P/Wirtanenderalle54TheyearthedevelopedthanoneonetheCarlWirtanen1948AttheLick-ObservatoryinCaliforniaSpacecomdiscoveredthisOrbitbecauseofthemthefirstofthefiftiesofthenearestCirclesfortheMarnet Comets are "loosely bound masses of ice, dust, and rock." The central core of the structure is …

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Listen to the sound of the Mars Wind from New NASA Lander

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) – NASA's new Mars Lander has picked up the first notes of the "truly alien" Mars Wind. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory released alien wind audio clips on Friday. The low-frequency rumble was collected by the InSight lander during its first mission week on Mars. It is estimated that the wind blows 10 miles per hour to …

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WASP-69b, the exoplanet with a tail | space

<! – -> The artist's concept for the exoplanet WASP-69b, whose orbit should be with a comet-like helium tail in the background. Picture via Gabriel Perez Diaz / IAC. Planets and comets are two very different things. The planets are massive enough to have enough gravity to pull themselves into the shape of round balls. The nuclei of the comets …

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How to get to Mars via Moon: A view of the road of the international space community

International cooperation is needed to reach the next limit in space travel. The first successes in exploring space included the successes of the Cold War. Since then, most missions have been cooperation projects between nations. In order to bring a human to Mars and possibly colonize it in the future, international cooperation is necessary. Space agencies from 14 countries, including …

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Starshot lasers for exploring space would be strong enough to burn cities

An initiative called Breakthrough Starshot wants to investigate another star system with ultra-high laser beams and wafer-thin spaceships. It's a goal that sounds so fantastic that you would be forgiven for putting it down as science fiction. But it's no joke, and the project's chief engineer says the work of millions of dollars is progressing without major drawbacks. The founders …

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Secrets from the other side of the moon

Every month, the moon shows us its smiling face, "Man in the Moon," illuminated to varying degrees by the sun during its orbit. However, thanks to its orbit dynamics, we always only see this one hemisphere from Earth. The other hemisphere – the "distant side" – is always hidden from us. That's not strict. Libration, that is the gentle "shaking" …

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Watch geckos on the water! | earth

<! – -> Geckos are known for their acrobatic tricks on land and in the air, but a new study shows that they can also run on water. Robert Full, professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is the senior author of the study, published on December 6, 2018 in the peer-reviewed journal Current Biology Full said …

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According to a new study, space travel will not harm much of the human immune system

Space travel, according to new findings, does not adversely affect much of the human immune system, potentially changing the way astronauts tackle future missions. The scientists tested blood samples from 23 crew members who spent half a year on the International Space Station (ISS) before, during and after their travels. When examining the samples, it turned out that the time …

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