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The Hole in the Ozone Layer 2018

Scientists from NASA and NOAA reported that in 2018, the hole in the ozone layer that forms over Antarctica was a little bit above average. According to NASA, the annual ozone hole reached an average area coverage of 8.83 million square miles (22.9 square kilometers) in 2018, almost three times the size of the contiguous United States. It ranks 13th…

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Is Oumuamua Something Else?

First it was an asteroid, then it was a comet, now it’s something else. Remember that interstellar object, Oumuamua, the oblong shaped mas that tumbled through our solar system at incredible speed? Now some scientists at the Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics are saying that it is possibly something else entirely. Oumuamua might be artificial and could also possibly be…

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Strange Iceberg in Antarctica

  On October 16, 2018, a NASA scientist captured aerial images of a sharp cornered iceberg in Antarctica, that almost resembled the monolith from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. He posted the pictures on social media. The images were captured during Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, when they flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The…

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Voyager is heading way out there

It’s been 41 years since NASA launched the Voyager 2 probe into space. Fast-forward from 1977 to today and the little probe has travelled nearly 11 billion miles from Earth, and is now passing through the heliosphere. Voyager 2 is rapidly approaching the outer boundary. Scientist are watching as the probe moves closer to exiting the heliosphere. Voyager will become…

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Succesful Launch and Landing of Falcon 9

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket had a successful night launch and landing on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The rocket lifted off at 7:21 p.m. PST, on schedule, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, north of Los Angeles. An Earth-observation radar satellite for the Argentina national space agency, SAOCOM-1A was successfully delivered into orbit. Falcon nine made its first attempted ground landing on…

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CASSINI: A year after the Spacecraft’s final act!

The Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn last year, September 15, 2017 after orbiting the planet since 2004. It’s the fourth probe to visit the planet from Earth. The 13-year Cassini mission had provided new insights and discoveries  about Saturn. Cassini gave us a new scientific perspective on its moons and its rings. The mission also gave us some of the…

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NASA, NOAA Convene GOES 17 Mishap Investigation Board

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have appointed a board to investigate an instrument anomaly aboard the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 17 weather satellite currently in orbit. During postlaunch testing of the satellite’s Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument, it was discovered that the instrument’s infrared detectors cannot be maintained at their required operating temperatures under certain…

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