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When will Mars be close to Earth?

As neighboring planets, Earth and Mars have a few things in common. Both are terrestrial in nature (i.e. rocky), both have tilted axes, and both orbit the sun within its circumstellar habitable zone. And during the course ...

dateApr 10, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Four-planet system directly imaged in motion

Located about 129 light years from Earth in the direction of the Pegasus constellation is the relatively young star system of HR 8799. Beginning in 2008, four orbiting exoplanets were discovered in this system which – alongside ...

dateJan 30, 2017 in Astronomy
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