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NASA begins preparation to launch its Lucy mission in October: Here's all you need to know
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NASA begins preparation to launch its Lucy mission in October: Here's all you need to know

The mission - named Lucy - will for the first time explore Trojan asteroids that share an orbit with the planet Jupiter.

From Blue Moon to Jupiter and Saturn appearing bigger: Celestial events in August to watch out for
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From Blue Moon to Jupiter and Saturn appearing bigger: Celestial events in August to watch out for

On Wednesday and Thursday, 11 and 12 August, the Perseid meteors will perform in full glory.

Venus doesn't have enough water in its atmosphere to support active life, say scientists
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Venus doesn't have enough water in its atmosphere to support active life, say scientists

To back their claims, researchers used data from seven US and Soviet probes and one orbiter mission from late 1970s and early 1980s.

NASA rejected missions to Jupiter and Neptune's moons: Here's what we might've found out
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NASA rejected missions to Jupiter and Neptune's moons: Here's what we might've found out

Instead, NASA chose two mission to Venus missions — Davinci and Veritas, awarding it US$500 million.

NASA begins assembling spacecraft bound for metal-rich asteroid Psyche
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NASA begins assembling spacecraft bound for metal-rich asteroid Psyche

Scientists think it is composed mainly of iron and nickel and the spacecraft is supposed to launch by August 2022.

Scientists catch precise moments of impact as meteoroid explodes in Jupiter's atmosphere
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Scientists catch precise moments of impact as meteoroid explodes in Jupiter's atmosphere

The observation is from a 17 millisecond snapshot in time, and researchers aren't sure what happened to the bright flash outside that time frame.

Comet from solar system's edge triggered a winter that killed the dinosaurs 66 mn-years-ago: Harvard study
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Comet from solar system's edge triggered a winter that killed the dinosaurs 66 mn-years-ago: Harvard study

These long-period comets take about 200 years to orbit the Sun and we can expect similar impacts every 250 million to 750 million years.

Today's Google Doodle celebrates 'The Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn and 'Winter 2020'
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Today's Google Doodle celebrates 'The Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn and 'Winter 2020'

Google says that the simultaneous sighting of the two planets has not been seen for almost 800 years.

Jupiter and Saturn to align in rare 'double planet' conjunction on 21 December
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Jupiter and Saturn to align in rare 'double planet' conjunction on 21 December

The best viewing conditions will be near the equator, and the further north one views from, the shorter the occurrence will appear before sinking below the horizon.

Scientists discover superhighway network which can be used to travel through the Solar System
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Scientists discover superhighway network which can be used to travel through the Solar System

According to researchers, the most star arch structures are linked to Jupiter and its gravitational force.

Celestial events that astronomers, skygazers should look out for this December 2020
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Celestial events that astronomers, skygazers should look out for this December 2020

Apart from a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on 21 December, 30 December will also see a full moon.

Christmas 2020 sky will see Jupiter and Saturn in a rare double planet alignment
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Christmas 2020 sky will see Jupiter and Saturn in a rare double planet alignment

Between 16 and 25 December, Jupiter and Saturn will be separated by less than the diameter of a full moon.

Jupiter’s moon Europa glows in the dark because it is bombarded by radiation
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Jupiter’s moon Europa glows in the dark because it is bombarded by radiation

Most of the observations using a spectrometer on a moon-like Europa are taken using sunlight, however, the latest results show how Europa would look in the dark.

Newly discovered Earth-like rogue planet might be smallest free floating world
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Newly discovered Earth-like rogue planet might be smallest free floating world

Of the many rogue planets found, they are mostly massive in size, often ranging from two to 40 times the mass of Jupiter.

Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system
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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.

Tidal heating explains why Jupiter’s moons are far hotter than researchers expect, study claims
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Tidal heating explains why Jupiter’s moons are far hotter than researchers expect, study claims

Jupiter has nearly 80 moons, including Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, which are the four largest.

Massive shifts on Jupiter's moon Europa among recent events to fracture its icy shell, study claims
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Massive shifts on Jupiter's moon Europa among recent events to fracture its icy shell, study claims

If proven true, researchers predict that any asymmetry in craters and thickness of the ice shell measured by satellites could be partially inaccurate.

NASA’s Juno captures astounding pictures of Jupiter to celebrate its four year anniversary
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NASA’s Juno captures astounding pictures of Jupiter to celebrate its four year anniversary

Launched on 5 August 2011, the solar power-driven Juno spacecraft arrived at the largest planet in our solar system on 4 July 2016.

NASA Juno captures first images of the north pole of Ganymede — Jupiter's moon
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NASA Juno captures first images of the north pole of Ganymede — Jupiter's moon

On 26 December 2019, when it was just 62,000 miles away from the planet, JIRAM clicked 300 infrared images during its closest approach.

Scientists identify asteroids of interstellar origin moving in our Solar System
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Scientists identify asteroids of interstellar origin moving in our Solar System

The first space rock that the scientists discovered was the asteroid 514107 Ka'epaoka'awela which means 'mischievous opposite-moving companion of Jupiter.'