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Asteroid field in football field size for the flyby of the earth

Image file – representation of a large asteroid by artist. (ESA) A giant asteroid will fly past Earth at over 30,000 miles per hour on Tuesday. Near Earth Object 2013 According to NASA, MD8 is between 126 feet and 282 feet long. The space rock will pass Earth at 12:55. EST at a speed of 30,418 mph, it said in …

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Ultima Thule Unveils New Detail with New Flyby – Spaceflight Now

A new image taken minutes before NASA's New Horizons spacecraft was zipped by a rocky object in the Kuiper belt on New Year's Day shows that the two-winged world – nicknamed Ultima Thule – has fascinating fractures and a large Crater-like depression may provide clues to the early history of the solar system. The image released on Thursday shows Ultima …

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Ultima Thule shows his lumps in the latest pictures of New Horizons flyby – TechCrunch

The rendezvous between the New Horizons probe and the object known as Ultima Thule was a historic moment, but after the breathtaking images sent back by Pluto's vehicle, you could be forgiven for a little disappointed how indistinct the early pictures were. These concerns should be partially mitigated by the recent image of the probe, which represents the rocky world …

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Juno of NASA unveils two massive storms in the last flyby of Jupiter

By Tony Greicius, NASA 19. January 2019 This image of the turbulent southern hemisphere of Jupiter was captured by NASA's recent NASA spacecraft gas giant planet's rapid flyby on December 21, 2018. This new perspective captures the notable Great Red Spot as well as a massive storm called Oval BA. The storm reached its present size when three smaller patches …

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Counting the New Year and the remotest flyby in the solar system

It was 30 minutes past midnight on January 1, 2019. We had just rung in the New Year but wanted to do another countdown – the one we had all been waiting for. I found myself in an enormous amount of engineers, scientists and general space lovers. Many were dressed in cocktail dresses and suits for the occasion, while others …

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NASA announces the latest discoveries from the flyby of Ultima Thule

NASA has announced the latest discoveries from the historic flyby of the New Horizons probe Ultima Thule in the vastness of our solar system. About 4 billion miles from Earth, New Horizons was about 2,200 miles from Ultima Thule. On New Year's Day, it zoomed past the frozen object at 32,000 miles an hour. The two merged spheres spanning 21 …

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