Asteroids

Phew! Newly Discovered Asteroid Isn't An Earth-smacking Threat After All - Cnet

We won't even have to duck when asteroid 2020 NK1 comes in for its closest approach.
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Nasa Osiris-rex Mission Has One Last Step Before Asteroid Touchdown

NASA has announced that its OSIRIS-REx mission has one final step to complete before it can perform its planned touchdown on asteroid Bennu. The space agency plans to perform this final step — a second rehearsal of the entire touchdown...
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Osiris-rex Is One Rehearsal Away From Touching Asteroid Bennu

NASA's first asteroid sampling spacecraft is making final preparations to grab a sample from asteroid Bennu's surface. Next week, the OSIRIS-REx mission will conduct a second rehearsal of its touchdown sequence, practicing the sample collection...
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Fragments Of Asteroids May Have Jumped The Gap In The Early Solar System

Using some cosmic detective work, a team of researchers has found evidence that tiny pieces of asteroids from the inner solar system may have crossed a gap to the outer solar system, a feat once thought to be unlikely.
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Lucy Mission One Step Closer To The Trojan Asteroids

NASA's Lucy mission, led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), has achieved an important milestone by passing its System Integration Review and clearing the way for spacecraft assembly. This NASA Discovery Program class mission will be the first...
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Ancient Meteorites Can Be Found Embedded In Rocks, Like Fossils

Comets visit the inner Solar System, and leave without saying goodbye. Maybe they leave a trail of dust behind, and when the Earth passes through it, we get a pretty light show in the night sky, in the form of a meteor shower. Likewise, asteroids...
Related topics: Meteorites, Fossils, Paleontology, Comets, Space, Meteor

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Nasa Asteroid Tracker: 4 Neos Moving Closer To Earth

NASA’s automated asteroid tracking system has detected four asteroids that are expected to fly past Earth on Friday. Based on the data gathered by the agency, all approaching asteroids follow Earth-crossing natural orbits. The incoming asteroids...
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There Might Be An Entire Orbit, Filled With Asteroids That Came From Outside The Solar System

Some asteroids orbit the Sun in highly inclined orbits, and they might be aliens to our solar system. The post There Might Be an Entire Orbit, Filled with Asteroids that Came from Outside the Solar System appeared first on Universe Today.
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Nasa Asteroid Hunter Captures Lucky View Of China's Mars Mission - Cnet

Serendipity in space as Tianwen-1 photobombs a search for hazardous asteroids.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Mars, Photobombs

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A Catastrophic Asteroid Shower Hit Earth & Moon 800 Million Years Ago

A new study examined data on lunar craters to gain a better understanding of ancient impact events on Earth.Although scientists know of some ancient impacts on Earth, weather and erosion makes it hard to study impacts that occurred beyond 600...
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Why Some Species Thrive After Catastrophe – Rules For Making The Most Of An Apocalypse

Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid struck the Earth. The world was plunged into darkness, killing the dinosaurs and over 90% of all species alive. Today, every living thing descends from the handful of surviving species. But not all survivors...
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology

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Nasa Spots 2 Asteroids Flying Past Earth This Weekend

NASA’s automated asteroid tracking system is currently monitoring two space rocks that are expected to approach Earth on Sunday. According to the data gathered by the agency, one of the approaching asteroids is about to intersect Earth’s...
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Researchers Identify Asteroids Of Interstellar Origins Inhabiting The Solar System

In a new study, a group of researchers revealed that 19 asteroids in the Solar System have interstellar origins. They believe that the space rocks entered the Solar System billions of years ago. The study was conducted by researchers from the São...
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Evolution After Chicxulub Asteroid Impact: Rapid Response Of Life To End-cretaceous Mass

The impact event that formed the Chicxulub crater (Yucatán Peninsula, México) caused the extinction of 75% of species on Earth 66 million years ago, including non-avian dinosaurs. One place that did not experience much extinction was the deep, as...
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Designing Better Asteroid Explorers

Recent NASA missions to asteroids have gathered important data about the early evolution of our Solar System, planet formation, and how life may have originated on Earth. These missions also provide crucial information to deflect asteroids that...
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Japanese Probe To Land Asteroid Rock Sample In Australia On December 6th

Your order [Ref #RYUGU_REGOLITH | Picked up by probe #HAYABYUSA2] has shipped! The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that its attempt to bring a chunk of asteroid back to Earth will touch down in December.…

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That’s So Metal. Nasa’s Psyche Mission Is Now Under Construction

In August of 2022, NASA will send a robotic spacecraft to the Main Asteroid Belt to explore a truly unique object: a metal asteroid. This object is known as 16 Psyche, is one of the largest asteroids in the Belt, and is composed almost entirely of...
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Newest Asteroid On Esa's Risk List Is Almost 100 Feet Wide

The European Space Agency (ESA) has identified a new asteroid that has a chance of colliding with Earth in the future. The agency is currently monitoring the asteroid through its Risk List. The ESA’s Risk List is a catalog of known asteroids that...
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Building Nasa's Psyche: Design Done, Now Full Speed Ahead On Hardware

Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid of the same name, recently passed a crucial milestone that brings it closer to its August 2022 launch date. Now the mission is moving from planning and designing to high-gear manufacturing of...
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Image: Hubble Captures One Galaxy, Two Asteroids

At first sight, this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope portrays the sparkling stars of AGC111977, a dwarf galaxy located around 15 million light years away and visible in the lower left part of the image. Other galaxies appear sprinkled...
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