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Researchers find Mars' snow has dust mixed into it, could melt into water
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Researchers find Mars' snow has dust mixed into it, could melt into water

The team intends to dig deeper into ice exposures on Mars and learn more about the planet's climate history.

Earth’s energy budget is out of balance: How does energy flow and what this means for climate change
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Earth’s energy budget is out of balance: How does energy flow and what this means for climate change

Our climate is determined by these energy flows. When the amount of energy coming in is more than the energy going out, the planet warms up

NASA shares satellite images of phytoplanktons; see pictures here
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NASA shares satellite images of phytoplanktons; see pictures here

Taking to their Instagram handle, the space agency posted a few photos that featured phytoplanktons in turquoise, green, and light blue colour in water.

Astronomers found 1,715 stars with an unobstructed view of Earth in the last 5,000 years
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Astronomers found 1,715 stars with an unobstructed view of Earth in the last 5,000 years

Experts like late Stephen Hawking have warned against reaching out to aliens because they could harm us.

Nobel laureates stress ‘existential need’ to act and protect humanity from future risks
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Nobel laureates stress ‘existential need’ to act and protect humanity from future risks

Repair and restore the "global commons" that allow our species to flourish — climate, ice, land, ocean, freshwater, forests, soils, and rich diversity.

Asteroid Apophis the chosen target of a planetary defense exercise during its 6 March flyby
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Asteroid Apophis the chosen target of a planetary defense exercise during its 6 March flyby

Apophis has been calculated as being on a possible 'collision course' with Earth several times in the past.

Astronomers confirm existence of planetoid furthest away in our solar system, names it Farfarout
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Astronomers confirm existence of planetoid furthest away in our solar system, names it Farfarout

Farfarout’s current distance from the Sun is 132 astronomical units (au), where 1 au is the distance between the Earth and Sun.

Scientists witness the death of a galaxy 9 million light-years away unfold, in a remarkable first
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Scientists witness the death of a galaxy 9 million light-years away unfold, in a remarkable first

The rare and recent discovery also shows that galaxies could shut down as a result of mergers.

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.

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.