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Mars shines extra bright on 13 Oct as it enters 'opposition', to remain bright for weeks
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Mars shines extra bright on 13 Oct as it enters 'opposition', to remain bright for weeks

Mars in opposition means it will be visible all night, starting in the east after sunset, before disappearing into the western horizon around sunrise.

Sunspots can reveal more about life on exoplanets, say scientists
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Sunspots can reveal more about life on exoplanets, say scientists

By studying the stellar activity on young stars, in particular, scientists can help get a view of what our young Sun may have been like.

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.

Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study
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Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study

Some nuclear star clusters in our galaxy must have been formed from objects falling into black holes, the research suggests.

Earth’s new mini moon might be space junk that was made in the 1960s
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Earth’s new mini moon might be space junk that was made in the 1960s

Astronomers using the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona first detected the object, saying it could be a possible mini-moon and named it 2020 SO.

As Sun enters 'solar cycle 25', experts foresee below-average solar activity till July 2021
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As Sun enters 'solar cycle 25', experts foresee below-average solar activity till July 2021

This period of space weather can have some wide-ranging implications for technology on Earth as well as astronaut safety.

Glimpse of our system once the Sun is dead? First Jupiter-sized exoplanet found orbiting white dwarf star
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Glimpse of our system once the Sun is dead? First Jupiter-sized exoplanet found orbiting white dwarf star

Past research has indicated that some white dwarf stars can retain some of the more distant remnants of their planetary systems.

Asteroid wider than a pair of football fields to fly by Earth at a fair distance on 14 September
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Asteroid wider than a pair of football fields to fly by Earth at a fair distance on 14 September

The near-earth object with its massive size and close proximity, however, has no chance of hitting our homeworld, assured NASA.

NASA funds five 'concept mission' studies to the Sun; two will be chosen to carry out their missions
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NASA funds five 'concept mission' studies to the Sun; two will be chosen to carry out their missions

The five shortlisted proposals are will each receive $1.25 million from NASA to carry out a nine-month mission concept study.

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.

Physicists can map Sun’s coronal magnetic field for the first time using a Coronagraph
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Physicists can map Sun’s coronal magnetic field for the first time using a Coronagraph

Making global maps of the coronal magnetic field strength will allow researchers to “eventually get better predictions of space weather events”.

Black Moon on 19 August: Invisible fourth 'New Moon' in Northern Hemisphere appears due to calendar quirk
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Black Moon on 19 August: Invisible fourth 'New Moon' in Northern Hemisphere appears due to calendar quirk

A second full moon in a single calendar month is a Blue Moon, and the flip side of this phenomenon, a Black Moon.

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.

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

Sun might not be as quiet as scientists thought during the passive, calm period of its cycle
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Sun might not be as quiet as scientists thought during the passive, calm period of its cycle

Solar maps showed active areas which can be observed on the maps as hotter areas than the rest of the solar surface.

Link between low Vitamin D levels, high COVID-19 infection risk established by Israeli researchers
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Link between low Vitamin D levels, high COVID-19 infection risk established by Israeli researchers

People in their 20's and 50's were also found to be more at-risk for COVID-19 in the study, due to social gatherings and comorbid conditions.

Family time:  ESO's Very Large Telescope captures image of two giant exoplanets orbiting a small sun
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Family time: ESO's Very Large Telescope captures image of two giant exoplanets orbiting a small sun

The star, located in the Fly constellation, is barely 17 million years old and by contrast, our sun is 4.5 billion years old.

NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter mission spots 'campfires' in closest images ever taken of the Sun
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NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter mission spots 'campfires' in closest images ever taken of the Sun

Campfires, researchers say, could be tiny versions of solar flares or an entirely new phenomenon that isn't yet understood.

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.'