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Mars will be closest to the Earth this week than it will be in the next 15 years: NASA

Mars will be closest to the Earth this week than it will be in the next 15 years: NASA

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2020 9:33:48 pm The closest proximity of Earth and Mars at a distance of 54.6 million kilometres will perhaps be possible when Earth remains far away from Sun, called Aphelion, and Mars remains nearest to the Sun, called Perihelion. (Image: Pixabay)Yes, you read that right, the red planet will be in our nearest proximity, which will allow us to see our cosmic neighbour clearly. According to NASA, it is easily visible from midnight onwards in the ongoing month of October. The US-based space agency has said that from October 6 onwards the distance between Mars and the Earth will just be 62.1 million kilome...
A new mini-Moon to join Earth’s orbit; could be space junk from 1960s

A new mini-Moon to join Earth’s orbit; could be space junk from 1960s

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | September 25, 2020 1:28:45 pm As per the information published on CNN website, Dr Paul Chodas of CNEOS, believes that this space object is not any ordinary heavenly body and it may be a lost rocket, launched somewhere in the 1960s. (Representational Image: Getty Images)NASA’s Centre for Near Earth Objects Studies has predicted that a new mini-moon is all set to pass by the Earth’s orbit at a proximal distance of 27,000 miles. Due to the Earth’s gravity it may remain in its proximity from October 2020 to November 2021, although many astronomers believe it to come near the orbit in November. This mini-moon is named as ‘2020 SO’ and is tou