The samples are from a Japanese space probe called Hayabusa-2, which gathered 5.4 grams of rocks and dust from the near-earth asteroid Ryugu.
Astronomers say the object, which is about 4,000 light-years from Earth, is pulsing every 18.18 minutes, a frequency that has never been observed before.
The rock is about 41 metres in diameter and orbits the Sun but remains close to Earth. It may have been the result of a collision striking the Moon, based on the light it reflects.
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Qushji’s great mathematical mind profoundly impacted the science of astronomy. His knowledge was borrowed by scholars worldwide, mainly the Indian subcontinent.
Born into noble Timurid lineage, Ulugh Beg gained fame for his intellect and pioneering strides in astronomy and mathematics.
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How a small hobby club reached national fame as it launched several rockets into the sky in the turbulent 60s.
The supermoon phenomenon occurs when a full moon is within 10 percent of its closest distance to the Earth.
The triple system, called HR 6819, is perhaps three times closer than the previous closest-known black hole.
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