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The brightest comet in the last seven years as close to the Ground

The brightest in the last seven years, comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) will approach the Earth on the minimum distance on Thursday.

As previously reported in the Moscow planetarium, July 23, the recently discovered comet will approach our planet on 103,52 million kilometers.

Experts spoke about the reduction of the forest area in the world

The earth since 1990, has lost 178 million hectares of forest, the faster all the trees disappear in Africa: from 2010 to 2020, the forest area on the continent has decreased by 3.9 million hectares annually, the report says the Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report on the website of the organization says that forests cover about a third of the land area that is of 4.06 billion hectares. Thus, more than half of all forests (54%) located in five countries – Russia (815 million acres), Brazil (497 million hectares), Canada (347 million hectares), United States (310 million hectares) and China (220 million hectares).

Japanese space probe will bring a capsule with the asteroid 6 Dec

Japanese space probe "Hayabusa-2" will bring to Earth a capsule with soil samples of an asteroid Ryugu 6 December this year, said in a joint statement, the Japanese space Agency Ahai Australian space Agency ASA.

The capsule will be dropped on December 6 in the Australian desert.

Flies to the Earth potentially hazardous asteroid

Potentially hazardous asteroid 163348 (2002 NN4), the amount of which is estimated at 250-570 meters on Saturday gets closer to Earth, according to the website of one of the divisions of NASA.

At a minimum distance from our planet it will fly on 6 June at 6.20 GMT. This time, scientists do not predict a collision of an asteroid with the Earth, as he held her to 13 times farther than the orbit of the moon.