Christian Emecheta from Makurdi, Nigeria
Asteroid Florence has passed unusually close to our planet, offering a rare treat for both professional and hobby astronomers. Scientists said there was no danger that the large object would hit Earth.
As a humble Earth-bound species, humanity has been lucky enough to avoid major asteroid collisions. As we take our first steps into space, scientists are working on ways to protect Earth – before our luck runs out.
There's a lot to read in the data from solar eclipses. Some of it reads like clockwork. Other bits might seem odd. But total solar eclipses, like the one on August 21, are the raw rhythm of nature up close.
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