Hey, everybody! Well, it’s that time of year again. I hope you’re having a great holiday season so far. As a Hanukkah gift a couple of years ago, I ran down the… 772 more words
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A visitor from outer space: Astrophysicists struggle to determine the origin of fast-moving object zipping across the Solar System
A/2017 U1 is the codename given to a fast-moving object that’s currently doing the rounds across the Solar System.
The object is about a quarter of a mile in size, moving at about 15.8 miles per second on a strong hyperbolic orbit (that is, it is moving fast enough to escape the gravitational pull of the sun). 139 more words
Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft for voyage into mysterious Third Zone
Nasa is to wake up its New Horizons spacecraft next month following a five month hibernation, ahead of a journey deeper into one of the most mysterious regions of the Solar System. 228 more words