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Asteroid flyby, new moon, Mercury aligns with Saturn and Jupiter: Here are celestial events visible in January
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Asteroid flyby, new moon, Mercury aligns with Saturn and Jupiter: Here are celestial events visible in January

On 10 January, Mercury will form a triangle with Saturn 2 degrees to Mercury's right and Jupiter 2 degrees above them.

Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system
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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.

Captivating image of NEOWISE comet as seen by NASA's Parker Solar Probe released
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Captivating image of NEOWISE comet as seen by NASA's Parker Solar Probe released

NEOWISE was observed to have two ion tails, which intrigued researchers as it was unusual for a comet.

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.

Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds
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Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds

Auroras are electric currents, triggered by interactions between solar winds and charged particles from Saturn's moons.

Collision with Earth-sized object behind unique axis of Uranus reveals study
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Collision with Earth-sized object behind unique axis of Uranus reveals study

Uranus has 27 moons, most of which have icy surfaces and like like Earth’s, may have been formed by a collision with a massive object.

Super Earth orbits neighboring star Proxima Century every five and half years
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Super Earth orbits neighboring star Proxima Century every five and half years

The planet has a mass higher than Earth, though much lower when compared to the ice giants — Uranus and Neptune.

A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago
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A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago

The mission was launched in 1977 and they have gone further than the Sun and our solar system.

Superionic ice made using lasers is both solid and liquid at the same time
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Superionic ice made using lasers is both solid and liquid at the same time

Scientists believe this new state of water will help them understand ice giant planets like Uranus and Neptune.

NASA finds unsual storms on Uranus, Neptune surface in yearly planet checkup
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NASA finds unsual storms on Uranus, Neptune surface in yearly planet checkup

The mysterious dark storm was discovered by Hubble during Neptune's southern summer.

NASA's TESS discovers a new planet orbiting a dwarf star 53 light years away
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NASA's TESS discovers a new planet orbiting a dwarf star 53 light years away

The surface of the new planet is likely around 300 degrees Fahrenheit — relatively cool.

Uranus and its many moons were tipped over sideways in a big ancient space collision
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Uranus and its many moons were tipped over sideways in a big ancient space collision

Uranus, the only planet to spin on its side, was pushed over by a rock at least twice Earth's size.

Saturn's iconic rings already halfway to their death has scientists pretty worried
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Saturn's iconic rings already halfway to their death has scientists pretty worried

At its current rate, the Saturn's rings are likely to disappear in the next 100 million years.

Researchers mimic conditions in outer solar system planets to create diamond rain in a lab
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Researchers mimic conditions in outer solar system planets to create diamond rain in a lab

The conditions created in the lab were similar to ice giants in the outer solar system such as Uranus and Neptune.

Scientists use large-scale computer simulations to reveal the surface of Neptune
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Scientists use large-scale computer simulations to reveal the surface of Neptune

Frozen mixtures of water, ammonia and methane make up Neptune's mantle, but the form in which these chemicals are stored is poorly understood.

40 years of the Voyager missions: Images from the outer solar system
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40 years of the Voyager missions: Images from the outer solar system

NASA launched the Voyager-2 in August 1977 and the Voyager-1 in September 1997, here is a look back at the images they captured.

The magnetic field of Uranus flips on and off like a switch: Study based on data collected by NASA's Voyager
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The magnetic field of Uranus flips on and off like a switch: Study based on data collected by NASA's Voyager

This is much different from Earths magnetosphere, which typically only switches between open and closed in response to changes in the solar wind.

Uranus may have two undiscovered moons orbiting near planet's rings: Study
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Uranus may have two undiscovered moons orbiting near planet's rings: Study

Uranus may have two tiny, previously undiscovered moons orbiting near two of the planet's rings, researchers using data from NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft have found.

Brace yourself for the 5 planet line-up, this week
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Brace yourself for the 5 planet line-up, this week

Planet gazers would be in for a treat, this week. A report in the Times of India confirms that according to ...