Three Baby Planets in Our Galaxy Discovered and Two More Cool Steps We Made This Week to Be Closer to Space

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Space holds so many secrets and yet the humanity knows only a few of them. Each week Nexter.org prepares a new dose of space  and latest discoveries that make us one step closer to space.

Chinese moon photos

In May, China launched two small microsatellites, called Longjiang-1 and Longjiang-2, into orbit around the moon.

One of the spacecraft took a stunning photo of Earth and the moon using a Saudi Arabian camera system.

The microsatellites were part of a mission to launch a lunar relay satellite called Queqiao, which China will use to communicate with a rover that may be the first to explore the moon’s far side.

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Source: CNSA/KACST (via CCTV )

Three baby planets in our galaxy

With the help of the world’s most expensive ground-based telescope, two teams of astronomers are convinced they’ve discovered three baby planets.

The young planets orbit a star called HD 163296, which is located about 330 million light years away from us in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer).

It’s the first time the $1.4 billion Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope has discovered new planets, thanks to a special technique to help hunt them down.

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Source: ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); PINTE

Dust storm on Mars

A huge dust storm that’s now 14-million square miles wide, covering a full quarter of the red planet, has blotted out the sun above Perseverance Valley, Opportunity’s home. The storm could actually become a global tempest in the days to come, according to NASA.

Source:  NASA

New cool pictures of Earth

Almost three months after launching into space, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) latest weather satellite, called GOES-17, sent us its first official images of our planet.

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Source: NOAA / NASA


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