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NASA weather satellite, Virtual Telescope capture Perseverance rover, Ingenuity launch to Mars
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NASA weather satellite, Virtual Telescope capture Perseverance rover, Ingenuity launch to Mars

The satellite GOES 16 spotted the smoke plume released as the rover launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on 30 July.

SpaceX's Starlink satellite fleet photobombs rare sightings of Neowise comet by astronomers
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SpaceX's Starlink satellite fleet photobombs rare sightings of Neowise comet by astronomers

Musk said the satellites had been fitted with VisorSat that acts as a set of shades that keep the sun from reflecting off the satellites.

Moon may be 85 million years younger than astronomers think it is, new study suggests
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Moon may be 85 million years younger than astronomers think it is, new study suggests

The commonly accepted hypothesis is that the Moon was formed from the debris of a collision between the Earth and a smaller planet called Theia.

Israel launches spy satellite, Ofek 16, to keep a better eye on its enemies
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Israel launches spy satellite, Ofek 16, to keep a better eye on its enemies

The Defense Ministry called Ofek 16 "an electro-optical reconnaissance satellite with advanced capabilities."

NASA turns the Solar Observatory's images into a time lapse of the Sun's life over the past 10 years
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NASA turns the Solar Observatory's images into a time lapse of the Sun's life over the past 10 years

At 12:24, the year is 2012 and we can see Venus pass across the face of the sun which will not happen again until 2117.

UFO on a stick: Reddit user posts five never-before-seen images of SpaceX’s Starlink ground devices
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UFO on a stick: Reddit user posts five never-before-seen images of SpaceX’s Starlink ground devices

SpaceX has not confirmed if the leaked pictures are genuine, although one of the pictures show a label on the devices that says they are prototypes and SpaceX’s property.

China's quantum satellite, Micius, enables first totally secure long-range messages
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China's quantum satellite, Micius, enables first totally secure long-range messages

Launched in 2016, Micius has already produced a number of breakthroughs under its operating team led by Pan Jian-Wei, China’s “Father of Quantum”.

China successfully launches its fourth new ocean monitoring satellite Haiyang 1D from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre
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China successfully launches its fourth new ocean monitoring satellite Haiyang 1D from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre

This is the country's fourth remote-sensing satellite for ocean observation and measure the surface temperature of the seas every day.

China launches two satellites into space and successfully places them in orbit using the Long March-2D rocket
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China launches two satellites into space and successfully places them in orbit using the Long March-2D rocket

The two satellites are Gaofen 9-02 which is an optical remote sensing satellite and HEAD-4 helps collecting information on ships, aircraft, etc.

Cyclone Amphan: Global warming could make cyclones more dangerous, harder to predict
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Cyclone Amphan: Global warming could make cyclones more dangerous, harder to predict

Last year, the cyclone season was a monster with six severe, six very severe, and three extremely severe cyclone storms.

SpaceX to launch first Starlink satellites with VisorSat to block sun from reflecting off its bright parts
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SpaceX to launch first Starlink satellites with VisorSat to block sun from reflecting off its bright parts

Elon Musk said that a "sunshade" is a set of darkened shades that can keep the sun from reflecting off the bright parts of each satellite.

Issue of space debris brought back into focus after Russian rocket breaks down above Indian Ocean
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Issue of space debris brought back into focus after Russian rocket breaks down above Indian Ocean

A US Airforce unit that detects and tracks artificial objects in Earth’s orbit, has identified 65 pieces from the incident.

NASA to monitor earthquakes, volcanic eruptions from space using new type of imaging radar system
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NASA to monitor earthquakes, volcanic eruptions from space using new type of imaging radar system

The instrument that will detect these activities is known as CubeSat Imaging Radar for Earth Sciences (CIRES).

ISRO postpones launch of its first geo Imaging satellite GISAT-1 due to technical snag
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ISRO postpones launch of its first geo Imaging satellite GISAT-1 due to technical snag

The first Geo imaging satellite (GISAT-1) was supposed to launch aboard the GSLV-F10 on 5 March at 12,43 pm IST.

GISAT-1 launch: How to watch the launch of ISRO's first satellite of 2020 live
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GISAT-1 launch: How to watch the launch of ISRO's first satellite of 2020 live

GISAT-1 is a state-of-the-art Earth observation satellite that will be used in the real-time observation of the country.

ESA's Cheops too look for habitable exoplanets: Where and when to watch the launch
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ESA's Cheops too look for habitable exoplanets: Where and when to watch the launch

Cheops, to be launched on Soyuz-Fregat rocket, is a new telescope whose name stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite.

PSLV-C47/CartoSAT-3 mission: ISRO nails launch of India's CartoSAT-3, 13 American small satellites to orbit
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PSLV-C47/CartoSAT-3 mission: ISRO nails launch of India's CartoSAT-3, 13 American small satellites to orbit

Apart from CartoSAT-3, a communication satellite demonstration called MESHBED, and 12 SuperDove Flock satellites were also launched.

PSLV-C47/CartoSAT-3: Where and when to watch launch of ISRO's Earth imaging satellite
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PSLV-C47/CartoSAT-3: Where and when to watch launch of ISRO's Earth imaging satellite

CartoSAT-3 has a five-year lifespan and will provide data for large scale urban planning, rural resource and infrastructure development, coastal land use and land cover.

Emergency responders can benefit from access to real-time satellites' data from during emergencies
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Emergency responders can benefit from access to real-time satellites' data from during emergencies

Access to the data could've helped in the aftermath of the 2011 floods which destroyed crops and killed hundreds.

Egypt will launch its first communication satellite to improve internet service
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Egypt will launch its first communication satellite to improve internet service

The satellite is named after Thebes or Tiba after an ancient city, whose ruins lie in the city of Luxor.