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Deep ozone hole over Antarctica to stick around till end-November after September peak
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Deep ozone hole over Antarctica to stick around till end-November after September peak

2020 also saw the fourteenth-lowest levels of ozone – a key part of the atmosphere's shielding effect – in the past 33 years.

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.

Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan
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Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan

Instead of oxygen in its atmosphere like Earth, Titan has small amounts of methane, much like the early stages of our home world.

Bits of Venus from ancient asteroid collisions may be hidden under the moon's surface
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Bits of Venus from ancient asteroid collisions may be hidden under the moon's surface

Venus is thought to have had an Earth-like atmosphere, but experienced runaway greenhouse effect, resulting in its current climate.

Massive sunspot is turning towards Earth this can result in major solar flares that can effect electrical systems
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Massive sunspot is turning towards Earth this can result in major solar flares that can effect electrical systems

These sunspots occur on the photosphere region of the sun and can be huge in size - up to 50,000 kilometres in diameter

Human immune system is not prepared to detect and respond to space germs
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Human immune system is not prepared to detect and respond to space germs

Microorganisms could exist beyond Earth and they could be based on different amino acids than the life forms on Earth.

Two space rocks to safely whiz past Earth on 19 July, as per NASA's asteroid threat monitor
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Two space rocks to safely whiz past Earth on 19 July, as per NASA's asteroid threat monitor

The space agency asserted that none of the asteroids being monitored are currently thought to pose a threat to Earth.

Green glow seen in the atmosphere of Mars, similar to Earth's from space station
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Green glow seen in the atmosphere of Mars, similar to Earth's from space station

One of the brightest emissions on Earth is a night glow, from a wavelength of light emitted by oxygen that hasn't been seen on another planet.

Astronomers find a star-planet pair that mimics the relationship between our Sun and Earth
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Astronomers find a star-planet pair that mimics the relationship between our Sun and Earth

Scientists have been trying to find Earth-like planets with the hope that these exoplanets might contain life and this is the first time they have found it.

NASA’s Parker Sun probing spacecraft flew by Sun in its closest encounter during it fifth orbit
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NASA’s Parker Sun probing spacecraft flew by Sun in its closest encounter during it fifth orbit

As opposed to the standard 11-day encounters, the ongoing orbit is the longest fifth observation of the Parker Sun Probe, that started from 9 May 2020.

Astronomers find planetary maternity ward, 520 light-years from Earth and watch as a planet is born
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Astronomers find planetary maternity ward, 520 light-years from Earth and watch as a planet is born

It takes several million years for a planet to reach its final stage and it is forming around a star about 2.4 times the mass of the sun

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft gets extra time to prepare for it long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft gets extra time to prepare for it long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu

The spacecraft will attempt its first sample collection on 20 October and is equipped to do it three times if necessary.

Formation of pair of baby planets around their parent star captured in remarkable first
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Formation of pair of baby planets around their parent star captured in remarkable first

The PDS 70 star system that was photographed is the first known multi-planetary system in which planet formation has been observed in action.

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.

Scientists discover a rare ‘Super-Earth’ at centre of the Galactic Bulge galaxy
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Scientists discover a rare ‘Super-Earth’ at centre of the Galactic Bulge galaxy

The planet — one of the handful to have been discovered to date — is comparable to Earth in terms of both size and orbit.

NASA's Curiosity Rover shares selfie from Mars that it captured during its ‘steepest’ climb ever
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NASA's Curiosity Rover shares selfie from Mars that it captured during its ‘steepest’ climb ever

It was one of the steepest slopes any manmade creation has climbed outside Earth and it took three tries for the rover to climb it.

Astronomers discover existence of a minimoon three years after Earth captures it
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Astronomers discover existence of a minimoon three years after Earth captures it

It is around 1.9-3.5 meter in diameter and could be leaving the Earth's orbit somewhere around April.

Planetesimal Arrokoth is helping astronomers understand the formation of the planets
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Planetesimal Arrokoth is helping astronomers understand the formation of the planets

Arrokoth, imaged by NASA's New Horizon, is located 6.6 billion km from Earth and is part of the solar system’s original building blocks.

Cassini's data still helps astronomers explain Saturn's Aurora phenomenon at its poles
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Cassini's data still helps astronomers explain Saturn's Aurora phenomenon at its poles

Analysis of the data from the space probe shows there are similarities between Earth's, Saturn's and Jupiters auroras.