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NASA finds more than 1,000 unknown asteroids hiding in old Hubble photos of space

Astronomers used a sophisticated combination of human and artificial intelligence to unearth 1701 new asteroid trails in archival data of the Hubble Space Telescope spanning the past 20 years. The researchers believe the discovery of these new asteroids could give them valuable clues about conditions in the early solar system when the planets were formed. […]

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Over 1,000 New Asteroids Discovered Hidden in Hubble Archives

Researchers have found over 1,700 asteroid trails in archived Hubble data from the last 20 years. While many of the asteroids are previously known, more than 1,000 are not. What good are another 1,000 asteroids? Like all asteroids, they could hold valuable clues to the Solar System’s history.   As time passes and more and […]

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Scientists Think They’ve Solved The Mystery of Asteroid Ryugu’s Origin

In 2014, the Japanese Space Agency JAXA launched the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft to visit asteroid Ryugu. It arrived at the asteroid in June 2018 and studied it from orbit for over a year. Hayabusa 2 even dispatched four rovers to the asteroid’s surface.   After departing, it flew past Earth in December 2020, dropping off […]

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Ingenious System to Pulverize Asteroids May Be Earth’s Only Chance in a Catastrophe

Gazing at the night sky can evoke a sense of wonder regarding humanity’s place in the Universe. But that’s not all it can evoke. If you’re knowledgeable about asteroid strikes like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs, then even a fleeting meteorite can nudge aside your enjoyable sense of wonder.   What if? Luckily, […]

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Behold, This Is The First Asteroid Ever Discovered to Have Three Moons

An asteroid discovered in the 19th century has just been identified as the most crowded we’ve ever found. It’s called 130 Elektra, or just Elektra for short, and astronomers have just discovered that it has not one, nor two, but three smaller satellite companions, or moons. That not only makes it the most numerous asteroid […]

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Astronomers Spot The Youngest Pair of Asteroids Ever Discovered in The Solar System

A pair of asteroids orbiting the Sun formed less than 300 years ago, a new study has revealed. This makes them the youngest pair of asteroids ever discovered in the Solar System, by a factor of 10. The discovery could tell us more about how asteroids crumble, while raising some intriguing new questions.   “It’s […]

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It’s Official! A New Trojan Asteroid Has Been Discovered Sharing Earth’s Orbit

Earth has officially been joined in its orbit around the Sun by a new trojan asteroid. Named 2020 XL5, this chunk of rock is only the second object of its type ever to have been conclusively identified. Its discovery suggests that perhaps Earth trojans may be more common than we knew, and offers new insights […]

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Brian Cox warns thousands of future asteroids ‘could hit us’ like ’50 Hiroshima bombs’

PROFESSOR Brian Cox has warned that space is full of “tens of thousands” of asteroids that could cause a devastating impact if they hit Earth. Read more here Daily Express :: Science Feed