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Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth   

NASA's Christina Koch returned to Earth safely Feb. 6 having shattered the spaceflight record for female astronauts after almost a year aboard the International Space Station.

Koch touched down at 0912 GMT on the Kazakh steppe after 328 days in space along with Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency.

NASA: A Potentially Dangerous Asteroid is Approaching the Earth

A potentially dangerous asteroid with a diameter of 440 to 990 meters is approaching Earth, according to NASA's website.

According to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a celestial body with the number 163373 will approach the Earth at a minimum distance of February 15.

Here's Every Lunar Eclipse You Can See for the Next 10 Years

A total lunar eclipse isn't quite as rare as a total solar eclipse, but it's still not something you'll see all too often. However, you won't be able to see a total lunar eclipse here again until May 26, 2021. 

Here's a list of every lunar eclipse coming up over the next 10 years according to NASA.   June 5, 2020 (penumbral)

2019 - The Second Warmest Year ever Recorded

2019 is the second warmest year ever recorded, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has announced, quoted by France Press. This was also the warmest decade.

2019 was only 0.04 degrees Celsius colder from 2016, the warmest year ever since the El Nino phenomenon. According to NASA data, in 2016 El Nino's extreme intensity has increased global temperatures by 0.2 degrees Celsius.

The World Prays for Rain in Australia

People around the world are uniting in a prayer for rain in Australia to help put out fires. So far, the fires have killed 19 people and 39 others were injured, TASS reported. Shocking videos of fires are shared on social networks.

Large-scale forest fires swept Australia's eastern coast in mid-October last year.

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