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Neil deGrasse Tyson warns asteroid could hit Earth day before election – New York Post

That’s one way to rock the vote. An asteroid with a diameter the size of a refrigerator could strike the Earth the day before the November election, according t…

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That’s one way to rock the vote.
An asteroid with a diameter the size of a refrigerator could strike the Earth the day before the November election, according to celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson — but it’s not large enough to do any serious damage.
The famed astrophysicist said the space rock, known as 2018VP1, is hurtling towards Earth at a speed of 25,000 miles per hour and may clip the planet on Nov. 2.
“It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election,” he …

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The first habitable-zone, Earth-sized planet discovered with exoplanet survey spacecraft – Phys.org

TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was launched in 2018 with the goal of discovering small planets around the Sun’s nearest neighbors, stars bright…

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TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was launched in 2018 with the goal of discovering small planets around the Sun’s nearest neighbors, stars bright enough to allow for follow-up characterizations of their planets’ masses and atmospheres. TESS has so far discovered seventeen small planets around eleven nearby stars that are M dwarfsstars that are smaller than the Sun (less than about 60% of the Sun’s mass) and cooler (surface temperatures less than about 3900 kelvin). In a series of…

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The Milky Way’s quiet, introverted monster won’t spin – Livescience.com

Many black holes spin much faster than this.

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There’s a beast hiding at the center of the Milky Way, and it’s barely moving.
This supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A* (SgrA*), has a mass 4.15 million times that of our sun. It first revealed itself to scientists as a mysterious source of radio waves
from the galaxy’s center back in 1931; but it wasn’t until 2002 that researchers confirmed the radio waves were coming from something massive and compact like a black hole a feat that earned them the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics
. Just days before…

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Sensors on NASA’s Mars 2020 Spacecraft Answer Long-Distance Call From Earth – SciTechDaily

Instruments tailored to collect data during the descent of NASA’s next rover through the Red Planet’s atmosphere have been checked in flight. On October 8, 2020,…

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Instruments designed to collect data during the descent of NASA’s Perseverance rover through the Red Planet’s atmosphere have been checked in flight. Credit: NASA
Instruments tailored to collect data during the descent of NASA’s next rover through the Red Planet’s atmosphere have been checked in flight.
On October 8, 2020, with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, team members of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission waited for a reply from the Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Instrumentation…

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