Asteroids

How Mimicking Asteroid Collisions Can Make Diamonds In Minutes

In nature, diamonds form deep in the Earth over billions of years. This process requires environments with exceptionally high pressure and temperatures exceeding 1,000℃. Our international team has created two different types of diamond at room...

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Hearts, Airlocks, And Asteroids: New Research Flies On 21st Spacex Cargo Mission

The 21st SpaceX cargo resupply mission that launches from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida carries a variety of critical research and technology demonstrations to the International Space Station.
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, International Space Station

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Scientists Characterize Second Known Minimoon

Astronomers using data collected with the Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT) have helped to characterize only the second known minimoon of Earth, a newly discovered asteroid with the designation 2020 CD3, or CD3 for short. The LDT observations helped...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Telescopes

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The Cost Of Moving Atoms In Space; Unpacking The Dubious Claims Of A $10 Quintillion Space Asteroid

The rest of the media were reporting on an asteroid named 16 Psyche last month worth $10 quintillion. Oddly enough they reported in July 2019 and again in February 2018 that the same asteroid was worth $700 quintillion, so it seems the space rock...

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2,690-foot Asteroid Hurtling Toward Earth, Will Make Close Approach On Nov. 29

Just a few days before December, Earth will be witnessing a flyby of a massive asteroid. NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has reported in its Close Approach Data Table about a colossal asteroid hurtling toward Earth. Asteroids...
Related topics: NASA, Space

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There Might Be Water On All Rocky Planets

If you asked someone who was reasonably scientifically literate how Earth got its water, they’d likely tell you it came from asteroids—or maybe comets and planetesimals, too—that crashed into our planet in its early days. There’s...
Related topics: Space, Comets

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Dinosaurs Weren’t In Decline Before The Asteroid Hit The Earth

A new analysis has been performed by researchers at the University of Bath and the Natural History Museum London that refutes the claim dinosaurs were in decline before the massive asteroid impact that led to the extinction of most species on Earth....
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Museum

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New Analysis Refutes Claim That Dinosaurs Were In Decline Before Asteroid Hit

New research suggests that dinosaurs were not in decline before the asteroid hit. The study contradicts previous theories and concludes that had the impact not occurred dinosaurs might have continued to be the dominant group of land animals.
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology

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How Nasa Finds The Mass Of The Dirt Grabbed From An Asteroid

Just how much material did OSIRIS-REx collect from Bennu? The method relies on something called the moment of inertia, and you can replicate it with a fan and a penny.
Related topics: NASA, Space

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Soil Samples From Asteroid Ruygu May Reveal Secrets Of The Universe, Say Scientists

The celestial body orbits the Sun every 16 months at a distance of up to 131 million miles. For more than a year it was examined by the space probe Hayabusa2, launched by the Japanese space agency JAXA in 2014.
Related topics: Sun

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Scientists Can’t Eliminate The Possibility That Asteroid Apophis Will Hit The Earth

Many asteroids are floating around in space that NASA and other organizations are tracking. One of those asteroids is about the size of the Eiffel Tower and is called Apophis. Scientists recently said that they couldn’t rule out that Apophis...
Related topics: Space, NASA

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Water May Naturally Occur As Rocky Planets Form, New Study Suggests

The meteorite behind the new research, Black Beauty, is 4.45 billion years old. This means it is from right around the time when Mars formed.It contained intact, ancient water-bearing minerals.The research indicates later asteroid-impact effects...
Related topics: Space, Meteorites, Mars

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The Moon’s Tiny Twin Is Stalking Mars

Mars is accompanied by a pair of small moons — Phobos and Deimos — as well as four Trojan asteroids that follow the Red Planet in its trips around the Sun. Trojan asteroids follow planets, including Mars, Earth, and Jupiter, placed 60 degrees...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Mars, Sun, Jupiter

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Researchers Give Radar New Abilities Using Optical Data About Meteors

It is thought that over 1,000 kilograms of so-called interplanetary dust falls to Earth every day. This dust is produced by an untold number of small faint meteors, discarded remnants of asteroids and comets that pass by the Earth. Two ways to study...
Related topics: Meteor, Comets, Space

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Weighing Space Dust With Radar

It is thought that over 1,000 kilograms of so-called interplanetary dust falls to Earth every day. This dust is essentially an untold number of small faint meteors, discarded remnants of asteroids and comets that pass by the Earth. Two ways to study...
Related topics: Space, Meteor, Comets

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Iconic Radio Telescope Used In Search Of Aliens Suffers Malfunction Again

Located in Puerto Rico, it has contributed to countless scientific studies in areas such as gravitational waves, asteroid characterisation, planetary exploration, and more. In 1974, scientists sent a binary-coded message to the M13 cluster, which...
Related topics: Telescopes, Space

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Video: Nasa Wraps Sampling On Bennu As Research Suggests Asteroid Is Hollow, Destroying Itself

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has successfully conducted a sampling mission on the carbon-heavy asteroid Bennu, shortly after researchers theorized the asteroid’s spin is responsible for its apparently soft, or even hollow, center.
Related topics: Science Videos, NASA, Space, Spacecrafts

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One Mars Trojan Asteroid Has The Same Chemical Signature As The Earth’s Moon

Mars has a trojan asteroid that could be a captured rock from the surface of the Moon. The post One Mars Trojan asteroid has the same chemical signature as the Earth’s moon appeared first on Universe Today.
Related topics: Mars, Space, Moon

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Astronomers Surprised By Asteroid Trailing Mars That's A 'dead-ringer' For The Moon - Cnet

An unusual asteroid trailing behind Mars has a lot in common with our moon.
Related topics: Space, Mars, Moon

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This Martian Asteroid Might Explain Why Planets Are Wet

Water covers around three-quarters of Earth, and it can be found on other worlds of the Solar System, including sub-surface deposits of ice on Mars. One of the great questions in planetary science today is attempting to understand how water came to...
Related topics: Space, Mars

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