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Image credit: Ceres, taken by the Dawn spacecraft from a distance of 30,000 miles. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

When Spacecraft Dawn of NASA reached Ceres at 4:39 a.m. PST Friday morning, it was the first time for a man-made object to orbit a dwarf planet in human history. As confirmed by NASA, the purpose of the Dawn’s launching   is focused on studying the asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet […]

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Image credit: Tschauner et al., 2014, Science/AAAS

Earth’s Most Abundant Mineral Finally Given a Name

Although it consists of a third of the Erath, the world’s most abundant mineral has not got its name for a quite long time,  scientists was unable to get a natural sample of it to characterize. At present, after nearly intensive searching for fifty years, scientists have found a specimen […]

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Image credit: Artist's conception of asteroid collision in dust disc around the star NGC 2547-ID8. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

With help of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have possibly identified a collision between two asteroids which are orbiting along a young star. As a result, the dust and rocks caused by such impact could finally accumulate and create a rocky planet. From previous observations, extremely dusty conditions from similar […]

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The First Discovered Tiny Asteroid of 2014 Has Harmlessly Impacted Earth

The First Discovered Tiny Asteroid of 2014 Has Harmlessly Impacted Earth

A bright meteor lit up the sky over the Netherlands in 2009. If anyone saw it, the tiny asteroid impacted Earth yesterday should be as bright as it. *Image source: delmagyar.hu Astronomers discovered a tiny asteroid just before it impacted the Earth. This is not science fiction, it is what […]

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