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Object Visits From Beyond Solar System

  NASA reported on October 26, 2017 that astronomers have been watching a small body that could be an asteroid, or perhaps a comet, apparently from beyond our solar system, from somewhere in interstellar space. If that is indeed the case, it would be the first interstellar asteroid or comet to be observed and confirmed. The object is currently designated A 2017…

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Two Moons of Florence

Asteroid 3122 Florence passed by our planet yesterday, the biggest near-Earth object to pass us so close in about a century. Astronomers at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex tracked 2.8 mile wide Florence by using RADAR between August 29th and September 1… and to their surprise they found that there are two moons in orbit around the asteroid. The pair…

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