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Spacecraft With Precious Asteroid Cargo Is Almost Home After 5-Billion Km Trek

ByMichelle Starr In the dusty desert town of Woomera, in the South Australian desert, scientists are getting ready. On 6 December 2020, after six years...

NASA asteroid tracker: Space agency reveals 2,700FT space rock to make near-Earth approach

ByThe US-based space agency’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) site has released surprisingly detailed data about the errant asteroid. NASA has confirmed...

Asteroid makes RECORD close approach on Friday 13 and NASA missed it

ByA space rock known as 2020 VT4 had an extremely close approach to our planet on Friday 13. While the date is considered unlucky...

An Asteroid Made a Record Close Pass of Earth on Friday 13, And We Didn't See It Coming

ByDavid Dickinson, Universe Today Wow. A low-flying space rock set a record last Friday (appropriately, the 13th), when 2020 VT4 passed just under 400 kilometers...

Dinosaurs could have 'dominated Earth' without asteroid and 'weren't in decline'

Bystaronline@reachplc.com (Claire Hayhurst, Unzela Khan) Dinosaurs were not in decline when the asteroid hit and could have continued to dominate the planet, according to a...

Asteroid Apophis: Scientists meet to discuss potential 2068 collision

ByLast month, an astronomer from the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) revealed that he 370-metre wide asteroid could still hit Earth. Scientists...

Pickup truck-sized asteroid came less than 300 miles from hitting Earth

By Chris Ciaccia An asteroid roughly the size of a Ford F-150 flew less than 300 miles away from Earth last week, setting a record for the...

How NASA Finds the Mass of the Dirt Grabbed From an Asteroid

ByRhett Allain It's important to realize that the two sticks have the same mass, but different moments of inertia. The moment of inertia depends not...

Asteroid Apophis Has a Slim Chance of Hitting Us in 2068. Scientists Are Making Plans

ByJacinta Bowler It's comforting to imagine that with both space- and Earth-based telescopes trained on the cosmos, we'd be able to spot any hazardously sized...

Apophis asteroid, nicknamed 'God of Chaos,' is speeding up

By Chris Ciaccia An asteroid that has been nicknamed after the Egyptian God of Chaos is speeding up, scientists recently revealed.Scientifically known as 99942 Apophis, the...

Asteroid Bennu could be HOLLOW and spinning itself to death – research

ByNASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu in December, 2018 and has since spent two years orbiting the gigantic space rock. Last month, OSIRIS-REx...

An Asteroid Trailing After Mars Could Actually Be The Stolen Twin of Our Moon

ByPeter Dockrill A distant asteroid trailing in the gravitational wake of Mars has been observed in greater detail than ever before, and the close-up reveals...

A Rare Hybrid of a Comet And an Asteroid Is Showing Off Its Cometary Traits

ByDavid Nield Centaurs are rare celestial objects that can combine some of the different features of asteroids and comets. They're basically rocky in nature, like...

Asteroid News: Apophis headed towards Earth – astronomers predict EXTREME 2068 explosion

Apophis, named after the God of Chaos, could potentially hit Earth in 2068. The potential strike would be equivalent to 880 million tons of...

Asteroid news: ‘Rich inventory of extraterrestrial organic compounds’ discovered on meteor

By"With every meteorite that falls, there's a chance that there's something completely new and totally unexpected." The researchers determined the meteorite was an H4 chondrite,...

Here It Is: The Spectacular Footage of NASA Touching Down on an Asteroid

ByMichelle Starr Want a little reminder of how amazingly clever we humans can be? Yesterday, from a distance of more than 320 million kilometres (200...

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