Asteroids

NASA spacecraft swings by Earth on way to asteroid

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock.<p>Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex …

Space Exploration

Asteroid mining could support space economies, colonies

Team of researchers plans to send robotic spacecraft to land near asteroids<p>A team of researchers are planning to send robotic spacecraft into outer …

Space Exploration

Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object

Astronomers have discovered a brand new type of object in our solar system: an active binary asteroid. That means the object, named Body 288P, is the …

Astronomy

Scientists spot odd pair of asteroids locked in a watery dance

While NASA is hard at work getting a fancy probe to steal rocks from a nearby asteroid, researchers with their eyes on the rocky belt of debris that …

Science

Will Nibiru destroy our world. Could NASA nuke Planet X to save Earth?

The mythical planet, which is believed to appear in the skies on Saturday, should be cleared out by NASA with a nuclear weapon. That’s how the planet …

Aliens

Asteroids need to be mapped if we're going to mine their resources

Extra-Terrestrial Excavations<p>Last September, some of the world’s leading asteroid scientists and asteroid mining entrepreneurs were brought together …

Space Exploration

Europe urged to reconsider pullout from 'Armageddon' asteroid mission

But the methods must be tested and refined with real-life practice runs to prepare for "if we actually have to deflect an asteroid some day."<p>"We have …

European Space Agency

Comet or Asteroid? Hubble Discovers that a Unique Object is a Binary

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids …

Astronomy

Scientists Propose Studying Hundreds of Asteroids with Nanoprobe Fleet - ExtremeTech

By on September 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The solar system is rife with …

Space Exploration

The plan to send 50 small spacecraft to tour 300 asteroids

Asteroids have a lot to teach us about the early days of the Solar System, but their nomadic nature makes them hard to study. To observe a wide range …

Space Exploration

300 Asteroids to be Explored by a Fleet of Nanosatellites

The more that planetary astronomers study asteroids, they more they’re realizing just how varied and different they can be. Some, like 16 Psyche are …

Space Exploration

Nanoprobes could soon be deployed to observe more than 300 asteroids

The nanoprobes are expected to take a little over 3 years to complete the entire mission.<p>A group of researchers is looking to send a fleet of …

Space Exploration

If An Asteroid Ever Threatened Earth, How Would We Stop It?

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)<p><i>If there is a huge asteroid capable of destroying Earth that is going to hit us, how would we attempt to stop it (2017)? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</b> …

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Asteroid Vesta: Solar system's second-largest asteroid may host buried ice

Data from Nasa's Dawn mission suggests that the asteroid may contain ice buried under its surface.<p>The giant asteroid Vesta, the solar system's …

Space Exploration

Let’s Get To Know The Major Asteroids, The Middle Children Of Astrology

In our astrological study, the planets get plenty of attention. But what about the little guys? Though they might not be on every astrological …

Astrology

New theory on origin of the asteroid belt

(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Université de Bordeaux has proposed a new theory to explain the origin of the asteroid belt. In their paper …

Physics

Catalyst Series 18 Secrets Of The Dinosaur Crater

66 million years ago an asteroid hit the planet. Now an expedition is underway to drill 1500m into the crater it created - the Chicxulub asteroid …

Italian advert's brutal twist ending is really dividing people

At first sight, this TV commercial for popular Italian snack Motta's Buondì is just like any other.<p>A cheeky, smiling girl joins her flawless mother …

Saatchi & Saatchi

Is this Asteroid Florence cruising past Earth?

SALE resident Darren Marsden believes he got a photo of the large asteroid known as Florence as it cruised past Earth on Saturday.<p>Florence, which …

Manchester

Largest ever recorded asteroid passes Earth

Scientists have filmed the largest ever recorded asteroid and its moons as it made a near-earth fly-by.<p>Radar images captured the astral body, called …

Space Exploration

Huge asteroid zooms past Earth in historic fly-by

Asteroid Florence and its two orbiting moons passed 4.4 million miles from the planet, its closest encounter since 1890.<p>It measures in at almost …

UK News

Protecting Earth from an asteroid strike - what can we do?

As a humble Earth-bound species, humanity has been lucky enough to avoid major asteroid collisions. As we take our first steps into space, scientists …

Space Exploration

Stitches: Asteroid misses wide right

Juuust a bit outside! Planet Earth got a brush-back pitch from a three-mile wide asteroid named Florence on Thursday. Flo missed us by 4.4 million …

Drew Pomeranz

A colossal asteroid will cruise by Earth today, and you’ll actually be able to see it

The asteroid known as Florence is going to make a relatively close shave of Earth today, speeding past our planet closer than it has since the year …

Science

Asteroid Florence To Make Close Call With Earth Today: How And When Can You See It?

Asteroid Florence will be making its closest flyby to Earth in over a century on Friday morning. How and where can you view this gigantic asteroid, …

Astronomy

Asteroid Florence to fly by Earth, NASA says no danger

Asteroid Florence is passing unusually close to our planet, offering a rare treat for both professional and hobby astronomers. Scientists say there …

World News

Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by Earth

<b>The largest asteroid in more than a century is expected to pass by Earth at a relatively close distance of 4.4m miles (7m km), Nasa says.</b><p>Florence measures 2.7 miles (4.4km) in size and will not pose a threat to Earth for centuries to come.<p>While other asteroids have passed closer to Earth, they were …

Space Exploration

Florence is the largest asteroid to pass Earth in a century

Though the American eclipse may have come and gone, the skies above Earth never cease to amaze with new interstellar events. Early this morning, …

Lifestyle

Nearly 4-Kilometre-Wide Asteroid, Largest In A Century, To Pass By Earth Today

The largest asteroid in more than a century, nearly 4-kilometres-wide, will whiz past the Earth on 1 September at a safe but relatively close …

Astronomy

Giant asteroid Florence to make a close call with Earth; time and live streaming

Though many asteroids have passed by Earth closely, Florence is the biggest asteroid since NASA started keeping a track of near-Earth asteroids.<p>A …

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