Asteroids
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission explains Asteroid Bennu's mysterious particle events  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Shortly after NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu, an unexpected discovery by the mission's science team revealed that the asteroid could be active, or consistently discharging particles into space. more
Debating lab monkey retirement, and visiting a near-Earth asteroid  Science Magazine · 5 days
After their life as research subjects, what happens to lab monkeys? Some are euthanized to complete the research, others switch to new research projects, and some retire from lab life.... more
OSIRIS-REx mission explains Bennu's mysterious particle events  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Shortly after NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu, an unexpected discovery by the mission's science team revealed that the asteroid could be active, or consistently discharging particles into space. The ongoing examination of... more
Episodes of particle ejection from the surface of the active asteroid (101955) Bennu  Science Magazine · 5 days
Active asteroids are those that show evidence of ongoing mass loss. We report repeated instances of particle ejection from the surface of... more
NASA's OSIRIS-REx in the midst of site selection  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is just days away from selecting the site where the spacecraft will snag a sample from asteroid Bennu. After a lengthy and challenging process, the team is finally ready... more
ESA’s Hera asteroid mission is go  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:00:42 Europe’s space ministers gathered at Space19+ in Seville, Spain in November 2019 have approved ESA’s Hera asteroid mission for construction and launch,... more
Wolfe Creek Crater Younger than Previously Thought  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Wolfe Creek Crater, one of the world's largest meteorite craters, is much younger than previously thought. Wolfe Creek Crater is situated on... more
Impact crater data analysis of Ryugu asteroid illuminates complicated geological history  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Analysis of the impact craters on Ryugu using the spacecraft Hayabusa 2's remote sensing image data has illuminated the geological history of the Near-Earth asteroid. more
Scientists Find Fossil Asteroidal Ice in Meteorite  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of scientists from the UK and Japan has found ‘fossilized asteroidal ice’ and pristine dust materials in a 4.6-billion-year-old... more
Amateur astronomers help choose asteroid flybys for Hera  ESA · 2 weeks
Amateur astronomers around the world are being asked to help the proposed ESA asteroid mission. As well as exploring its... more
Hera scans Didymoon  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: Hera is a candidate ESA mission be presented to ESA’s Space19+ meeting next week as part of the Agency’s Space Safety programme, where Europe’s space ministers will take a final... more
Discovery of fossil asteroidal ice in primitive meteorite Acfer 094  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Carbonaceous chondrites are meteorites believed to preserve our planet’s source materials, but the precise nature of these materials still remains uncertain. To uncover pristine planetary materials, we performed... more
NASA applying AI technologies to problems in space science  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Could the same computer algorithms that teach autonomous cars to drive safely help identify nearby asteroids or discover life in the universe? NASA scientists are trying to figure that out... more
Olivine-norite rock detected by Yutu-2 likely crystallized from the SPA impact melt pool  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The South Pole-Aitken (SPA) is the largest and deepest basin on the Moon, theoretically opening a window into the lunar lower crust... more
How LISA pathfinder detected dozens of 'comet crumbs'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists leveraged LISA Pathfinder's record-setting sensitivity (designed to ripples in space-time produced by, among other things, merging black holes) for a different purpose much closer to home -- mapping microscopic dust shed... more
How LISA pathfinder detected dozens of 'comet crumbs'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by ESA (the European Space Agency) that included NASA contributions, successfully demonstrated technologies needed to build a future space-based gravitational wave observatory, a tool for detecting ripples... more
Luxembourg firm enabling peek inside asteroid  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s Juventas is a tiny spacecraft assigned a very big goal. Small enough to fit in an aircraft carry-on bag, this nanosatellite would be... more
Japan spacecraft starts yearlong journey home from asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft departed from a distant asteroid on Wednesday, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could provide clues to... more
The voyage home: Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe to head for Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe will leave its orbit around a distant asteroid and head for Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented mission, carrying samples that could shed light on... more
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