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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.

Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away
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Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away

Looking among the 4,500 known exoplanets, 24 planets were shortlisted that ranged from anywhere between five billion years and eight billion years old.

Werner Herzog's space documentary Fireball premieres at Toronto International Film Festival
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Werner Herzog's space documentary Fireball premieres at Toronto International Film Festival

Werner Herzog's Fireball covers the gamut of space rocks from the Black Stone at Mecca to Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object detected passing through the Solar System

Hubble telescope captures close-up shot of ‘celebrity’ comet NEOWISE as it passes by the Sun
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Hubble telescope captures close-up shot of ‘celebrity’ comet NEOWISE as it passes by the Sun

NASA’s Hubble telescope captured close-up shots of the coma of the comet which is the cloud of gas and dust that surrounds the icy nucleus of the comet.

Despite previous claims, scientists says Oumuamua is not a hydrogen iceberg
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Despite previous claims, scientists says Oumuamua is not a hydrogen iceberg

Oumuamua is mysterious and difficult to understand because it exhibits peculiar properties that comets and asteroids in our solar system haven't shown.

Studying space rocks, scientists find that the Earth has always had water since it formation
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Studying space rocks, scientists find that the Earth has always had water since it formation

They found that the meteorites contained enough hydrogen in them to provide Earth with at least three times the water mass of its oceans.

Shape of our solar system more like a deflated croissant than a comet's tail, NASA study shows
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Shape of our solar system more like a deflated croissant than a comet's tail, NASA study shows

To study the boundary of interstellar space, scientists studied cosmic rays moving towards Earth from different parts of the galaxy.

Venus may have enough active volcanoes to form its own 'ring of fire', new study finds
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Venus may have enough active volcanoes to form its own 'ring of fire', new study finds

In proving that Venus is geographically active, scientists are looking to understand why Earth and Venus evolved so differently despite being so similar.

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.'

UAE's Mars orbiter mission seeks to bring Hope to more places than just the red planet
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UAE's Mars orbiter mission seeks to bring Hope to more places than just the red planet

Despite being the third-richest country in the world, the UAE’s scientific and engineering community is still small.

UAE's Hope probe to Mars launch further delayed due to bad weather in Japan; will attempt to launch between 20-22 July
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UAE's Hope probe to Mars launch further delayed due to bad weather in Japan; will attempt to launch between 20-22 July

The weather delaying launch isn't expected to be severe or lasting, according to the ops team, which is confident of making the current launch window.

Carbon levels in Comet Atlas could help astronomers detect the age of other comets
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Carbon levels in Comet Atlas could help astronomers detect the age of other comets

Comet Atlas was a long-period comet, one that enters the Solar System once in 5,476 years.

Scientists are now a step closer towards understanding how a supermassive black hole is born
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Scientists are now a step closer towards understanding how a supermassive black hole is born

They have found that the supermassive black hole lives in a galaxy known as Mirach's Ghost due to its proximity to the star Mirach.

Black hole the size of a grapefruit lurking at the edges of our solar system 'could be Planet X'
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Black hole the size of a grapefruit lurking at the edges of our solar system 'could be Planet X'

The Legacy Survey of Space and Time telescope should be able to confirm or rule out if Planet X is a black hole or not.

NASA is planning to study the surface of Venus, explore its  geologic history through VERITAS mission
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NASA is planning to study the surface of Venus, explore its geologic history through VERITAS mission

Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography & Spectroscopy is one of NASA’s four proposed missions to study secrets of the solar system.

Using SOPHIE, scientists discover 'unusual planetary system' WASP 148, from the ground
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Using SOPHIE, scientists discover 'unusual planetary system' WASP 148, from the ground

WASP 148 was host to two planets WASP 148b that orbits around its in nine days and WASP 148c which takes four times longer.

NASA's planetary scientist create a simulation to show how the different sunsets looks like on various planets
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NASA's planetary scientist create a simulation to show how the different sunsets looks like on various planets

The sunset on Uranus is a bright blue colour that fades to royal blue with hints of turquoise due to the interaction of sunlight with the atmosphere.

The search for Pluto’s successor continues with Rubin Observatory, could Planet X be the answer?   
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The search for Pluto’s successor continues with Rubin Observatory, could Planet X be the answer?  

The Rubin observatory, will start functioning in 2022, has a giant telescope that will help find the ninth planet of our solar sytem.

Asteroid that is three times bigger than the Big Ben shot past the Earth at a speed of 46,400 kmph
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Asteroid that is three times bigger than the Big Ben shot past the Earth at a speed of 46,400 kmph

NEO's are comets or asteroids that have been "nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth’s neighbourhood."