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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.'

Along with SpaceX's Starlink, six earth imaging satellites — SkySats — will also be launched
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Along with SpaceX's Starlink, six earth imaging satellites — SkySats — will also be launched

Planet is part of SpaceX's RIdeshare program and currently has 15 SkySats in orbit, including two prototypes launched in 2013 and 2014.

Astronomers discover star orbits black hole as per Einstein’s theory of relativity
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Astronomers discover star orbits black hole as per Einstein’s theory of relativity

Their observation proved that Isaac Netwon’s theory of gravity was not right in this case as he suggested that the orbit of a star would be elliptical. It was Einstein who had predicted the path correctly.

Strawberry moon: Sixth full Moon of 2019 visible for alongside Jupiter starting 17 June
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Strawberry moon: Sixth full Moon of 2019 visible for alongside Jupiter starting 17 June

The full moon gets its name from the Algonquin tribes in North America that harvest strawberries during this time.

NASA to work with American firms to land astronauts on Moon beginning in 2024
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NASA to work with American firms to land astronauts on Moon beginning in 2024

NASA plans to send humans to the Moon using a system of three separate elements.

IAU names two lunar craters to honour NASA's Apollo 8 for its historic voyage
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IAU names two lunar craters to honour NASA's Apollo 8 for its historic voyage

Apollo 8 spacecraft carried three astronauts into orbit around the moon for the first time in 1968.

Tossed net successfully captures space debris in an orbit-clean up mission
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Tossed net successfully captures space debris in an orbit-clean up mission

The net, about 16 feet across and its target will eventually fall out of orbit together and burn up.

The 100 kg spacecraft deployed by ISS is set to clean up space junk orbiting the Earth
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The 100 kg spacecraft deployed by ISS is set to clean up space junk orbiting the Earth

The experiment is important as there are thousands of pieces of space debris circulating the planet, many travelling faster than a speeding bullet.

SpaceX cancels a rocket launch for EchoStar Corp on account of high winds at launch site
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SpaceX cancels a rocket launch for EchoStar Corp on account of high winds at launch site

Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, on Tuesday delayed the launch of a rocket set to carry a commercial communications satellite into orbit, because of high winds at its Florida launch site.

Nasa designs a pressure-sensitive paint to better test its rockets
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Nasa designs a pressure-sensitive paint to better test its rockets

Ever wondered how the legendary National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) designs its rockets?

French company Arianespace successfully puts Indian communication satellite GSAT-18 in orbit
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French company Arianespace successfully puts Indian communication satellite GSAT-18 in orbit

An Indian communication satellite GSAT-18 was successfully put into orbit by Ariane 5 rocket belonging to French company Arianespace on Thursday, Indian space agency said.

Google Doodle celebrates Nasa satellite, Juno's entry  into Jupiter orbit
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Google Doodle celebrates Nasa satellite, Juno's entry  into Jupiter orbit

Nasa satellite Juno entered Jupiter's orbit after covering a journey of about 500 million miles that started five years ago.

ISS completes 100,000th orbit of Earth: mission control
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ISS completes 100,000th orbit of Earth: mission control

The International Space Station, the space laboratory that showcases cooperation between Russia and the United States, on Monday orbited Earth for the 100,000th time, Russian mission control said.

ISS completes 100,000th orbit of Earth: Russia mission control
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ISS completes 100,000th orbit of Earth: Russia mission control

The ISS has now travelled 2.6 billion miles "or about the distance of 10 round trips to Mars," Nasa said on the station's official Twitter feed.

Another win for ISRO: India launches six Singaporean satellites; 50th launch from Sriharikota
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Another win for ISRO: India launches six Singaporean satellites; 50th launch from Sriharikota

India on Wednesday put into orbit in copybook style six Singaporean satellites that will hover about 550 km above the Earth for up to five years.

Indonesia lauds 'Make in India' drive as Astrosat launches Indonesian satellite into orbit
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Indonesia lauds 'Make in India' drive as Astrosat launches Indonesian satellite into orbit

Indonesia could learn much from the ‘Make in India’ initiative, a senior minister said on the day an Indian rocket hurled an Indonesian satellite into orbit.

Orbit again? Congress claims Punjab motorist was run over by Badal-owned bus
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Orbit again? Congress claims Punjab motorist was run over by Badal-owned bus

Residents of Behrampur Zimidara and surrounding villages blocked the Ropar-Chandigarh highway at Solkhian after the accident.

Milky Way may have several planets brimming with life
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Milky Way may have several planets brimming with life

fter analysing satellite data, an international team of researchers have calculated the probability for the number of stars in the Milky Way that might have planets in the habitable zone.

New planet takes 80,000 Earth years to orbit around its star
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New planet takes 80,000 Earth years to orbit around its star

GU Psc b is around 2,000 times the Earth-Sun distance from its star, a record among exoplanets.

Closer to Mars: Isro successfully raises Mangalyaan orbit
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Closer to Mars: Isro successfully raises Mangalyaan orbit

A series of five orbit raising operations have been scheduled on the Mars mission starting today.