Close call


In the near feature, 15th February 2013 to be exact, an asteroid will pass by Earth at a record distance. Its designation is 2012 DA14 and it was first observed last year on the same month. It is 45m in size and has a mass of around 130,000 tonnes( as a comparison, a blue whale […]

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Comet hits the sun


HuffingtonPost: If you’ve ever wondered what happens when a comet hits the Sun, this might be your answer. This stunning video shows the Sun’s “reaction” as a comet barrels towards its surface. What happens next is spectacular. Though NASA states that you can’t actually see the comet hit the Sun (the impact is blocked out by the […]

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Exoplanet that could harbour life


I get very excited when I discover news about new fantastic solar systems.  I bet the astronomers too, and I really regret that I don’t have enough time to read about these things(I know “I don’t have time” is the perfect excuse, but I’m being honest: there’s not enough time to study everything around you!”). […]

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