Asteroids
Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago  THE VERGE · 1 day
It’s difficult to remember a time when online media wasn’t arranged largely around memetic cultural events. On any given April 20th in recent years,... more
China to Launch Ambitious Asteroid-Comet Mission in 2022  SPACE.COM · 3 days
China aims to launch a bold sample-return mission just three years from now, according to the nation's state-run Xinhua news agency. more
A House-Size Asteroid Zipped by Earth Today  SPACE.COM · 3 days
An asteroid the size of a house gave Earth a close shave today (April 18), passing nearer to our planet than any other space rock will for the rest of this year — that... more
China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday. more
Stopping an Earth-Bound Asteroid in its Tracks (Op-Ed)  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Fortunately, we're getting to the point where we can see potentially hazardous objects coming — and maybe even do something about it. more
NEOWISE Celebrates Five Years of Asteroid Data  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five... more
Asteroid Hunting Mission Releases 5th Year of Data  SPACE.COM · 4 days
If the idea of an asteroid slamming into Earth keeps you up at night, spare a thought for a mission called NEOWISE, which reincarnated a former astrophysics spacecraft to hunt for nearby... more
How to defend the Earth from asteroids  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth's atmosphere in 2013; to prevent another such impact, scientists plan to use a simple yet ingenious way... more
Researchers discover 'ghostly' signs of a mysterious new mineral  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the 'ghost' of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters. more
Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research... more
How to defend the Earth from asteroids  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A mere 17-20 meters across, the Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth's atmosphere in February 2013. more
Scientists Find Cometary Fragment in Primitive Asteroidal Meteorite  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
A cometary building block has been discovered inside the LaPaz Icefield (LAP) 02342, a carbonaceous chondrite meteorite found in Antarctica... more
NEOWISE celebrates five years of asteroid data  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five years of NEOWISE data have significantly advanced scientists' knowledge of asteroids and... more
Asteroids help scientists to measure the diameters of faraway stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Using the unique capabilities of telescopes specialized on cosmic gamma rays, scientists have measured the smallest apparent size of a star on the night sky to date. The... more
Asteroids help scientists measure distant stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
We gaze up at them, we wish upon them, we even sing about swinging on them. But the one thing we haven't been able to do with a star is figure out how big it is...until... more
Asteroids help scientists measure distant stars  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Look up at the sky on a clear night, and you'll see lots of stars. Sometimes they seem almost within reach or at least a short rocket ride. But the closest star to Earth—not counting our... more
Asteroids help scientists to measure the diameters of faraway stars  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Using the unique capabilities of telescopes specialised on cosmic gamma rays, scientists have measured the smallest apparent size of a star on the night sky to date. The... more
NASA Chooses SpaceX to Launch Asteroid Redirect Test Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
NASA has selected SpaceX in Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test... more
NASA Chooses SpaceX to Launch Asteroid-Walloping Mission  SPACE.COM · 1 week
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft in June 2021, agency officials announced Thursday (April 11). more
NASA awards DART launch contract to SpaceX  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpaceX will launch a NASA mission to test an asteroid deflection technique at a significantly lower price than past agency contracts won... more
Iron Volcanoes on Some Asteroids May Have Ejected Molten Metal  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The solar system is full of volcanoes — but scientists may have just identified an entirely new type of volcanic activity. more
Iron volcanoes may have erupted on metal asteroids  Sky News · 2 weeks
Scientists believe that metal asteroids floating through space could have spewed molten iron from their cores in enormous volcanic eruptions. more
Iron volcanoes may have erupted on metal asteroids  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Metallic asteroids are thought to have started out as blobs of molten iron floating in space. As if that's not strange enough, scientists now think that as the metal cooled and solidified,... more
Iron volcanoes may have erupted on metal asteroids  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Metallic asteroids are thought to have started out as blobs of molten iron floating in space. As if that's not strange enough, scientists now think that as the metal cooled and solidified,... more
Newly Discovered Stadium-Sized Asteroid to Fly By Earth on Tuesday  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A newly detected football stadium-sized asteroid, designated 2019 FU, is expected to fly by the Earth... more
Hayabusa 2 Tries to Create Crater on Asteroid Ryugu by Dropping Bomb  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) scientists sent a signal to the Hayabusa 2 space probe on April 5 cueing it to drop a bomb... more
A 'Self-Driving' Spacecraft May Help Save Earth from Asteroid Collisions  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Europe's next asteroid mission, which could launch in 2023, will rely on the same kind of navigation technology as self-driving cars. more
Self-driving Spacecraft Set for Planetary Defense Expedition  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Engineers designing ESA’s Hera planetary defense mission to the Didymos asteroid pair are developing advanced technology to let the spacecraft steer itself... more
Japan just bombed an asteroid with a copper cannonball - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has a tumultuous relationship with the asteroid Ryugu that just got even more dramatic. more
Pow! Japan's Hayabusa2 Bombs Asteroid Ryugu to Make a Crater (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft slammed a copper cannonball into the asteroid Ryugu last night (April 4), in an effort to blast out a crater. more
Hayabusa2 has blasted the surface of asteroid Ryugu to make a crater  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft shot a projectile at Ryugu. Next: collecting asteroid dust from the probable impact crater left behind. more
Japan Spacecraft Shoots Copper Bomb at Asteroid  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
It's still unclear how the dramatic operation went. But the hope is the explosive-packed bomb cut an artificial crater into Ryugu. more
Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Engineers designing ESA's Hera planetary defence mission to the Didymos asteroid pair are developing advanced technology to let the spacecraft steer itself through space, taking a similar approach to self-driving cars. more
Japan spacecraft drops explosive on asteroid to make crater  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Japan's space agency says an explosive dropped from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully blasted the surface of an asteroid for the first time to form a crater and pave the way... more
Japanese spacecraft drops bomb on asteroid  Sky News · 2 weeks
Japan's space agency has dropped a bomb the size of a baseball onto an asteroid in an effort to understand the origin of the solar system.  more
Japan's Hayabusa2 Shoots Copper Bomb at Asteroid Ryugu to Create Artificial Crater  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe deployed a heavy copper plate toward the asteroid Ryugu last night (April 4), in an effort to create an artificial crater. more
Japan space drops explosive on asteroid to make crater  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Japan's space agency said an explosive dropped Friday from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully blasted the surface of an asteroid for the first time to form a crater and pave the... more
Japan space drops explosive on asteroid to make crater  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Japan's space agency says an explosive dropped from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully blasted the surface of an asteroid for the first time to form a crater and pave the way... more
Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition  ESA · 2 weeks
Engineers designing ESA’s Hera planetary defence mission to the Didymos asteroid pair are developing advanced technology to let the spacecraft steer itself... more
Japan space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater  CBC · 2 weeks
Japan's space agency said its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully dropped an explosive designed to make a crater... more
Japan's Hayabusa2 Deploys Impactor Toward Asteroid Ryugu to Create Artificial Crater  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe deployed a heavy copper plate toward the asteroid Ryugu last night (April 4), in an effort to create an artificial crater. more
Japan Probe Sends 'Impactor' to Blast Asteroid  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Hayabusa2 released the so-called "small carry-on impactor" as scheduled, as the probe hovered just 500 metres (1,650 feet) above the asteroid Ryugu. more
Japan space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Japan's space agency said its Hayabusa2 spacecraft released an explosive onto an asteroid to make a crater on its surface and collect underground samples to find possible clues... more
Japan just shot a copper cannonball at an asteroid - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has a tumultuous relationship with the asteroid Ryugu that's become even more dramatic. more
Japan space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Japan's space agency says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released an explosive onto an asteroid to make a crater on its surface and collect underground samples to find possible... more
ESA's CubeSat Central for Smaller Missions into Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
ESA has set up a dedicated unit to work on the standardized nanosatellites called ‘CubeSats’, teaming up with European companies... more
Japan is about to bomb an asteroid, and you can watch here - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has a tumultuous relationship with the asteroid Ryugu that's about to get more dramatic. more
Tesla is rolling out new Atari games as part of its TeslAtari feature  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Tesla is adding 2048 and Atari’s Super Breakout to the list of games that drivers and passengers can play on the company’s... more
See the moon photobomb saturn in an amazing capture  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Welcome to Saturn as you've probably never seen it. It's always awe-inspiring to see the clockwork motion of the heavens transpire in real time. In a slow motion universe, occultations... more
Watch Live from Mission Control As Hayabusa2 Makes a Crater on an Asteroid  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Most rocky bodies in the solar system bear the scars of past impacts, but only rarely can scientists watch those impacts occur... more
Making a dent: Japan probe prepares to blast asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A Japanese probe began descending towards an asteroid on Thursday on a mission to blast a crater into its surface and collect material that could shed light on the solar... more
Metal asteroids may have once had iron-spewing volcanoes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Two groups of scientists introduce the idea of “ferrovolcanism,” or iron volcanoes, that could have occurred on metal asteroids like Psyche. more
Photos: Cretaceous 'Graveyard' Holds a Snapshot of the Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A fossil site in North Dakota preserves a unique snapshot of the minutes after an asteroid struck Earth around 66 million years ago. more
Rage 2 really does feature cheat codes  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Rage 2 is positively insane! Rage 2 is a first-person shooter which takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. Following a catastrophic asteroid impact, Earth is in ruin and numerous individuals are put into underground... more
New fossils may capture the minutes after the dinosaur-killing asteroid impact  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
North Dakota fossils may depict the aftermath of the dinosaur-killing asteroid, but controversial claims about the breadth of the find are unproven. more
ESA’s ‘Cubesat central’ for smaller missions into space  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA has set up a dedicated unit to work on the standardised nanosatellites called ‘CubeSats’, teaming up with European companies... more
Astronomers Catch Asteroid As It Self-Destructs  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astronomers once thought asteroids were boring, wayward space rocks that simply orbit around the Sun. Only in science fiction movies were they dramatic, changing... more
On This Day in Space! March 29, 1807: Heinrich Olbers Discovers Asteroid Vesta  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
On March 29, 1807, the German astronomer Heinrich Olbers discovered the asteroid Vesta. See how it happened in our On This Day... more
Doomed Asteroid 'Gault' May Finally Explode After 100 Million-Year Death Spiral  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Gault is spiraling into sloppy self-destruction — and, like watching a car crash, scientists are having a hard time looking away. more
Hubble captures rare active asteroid  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Thanks to an impressive collaboration bringing together data from ground-based telescopes, all-sky surveys and space-based facilities -- including the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope -- a rare self-destructing asteroid called 6478 Gault has been observed. more
Rare Disintegrating Asteroid Spied by Hubble Telescope (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Two long, narrow tails of material are streaming from a 2.5-mile-wide (4 kilometers) rock in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, a new study reports. more
Hubble Spots Multi-Tailed Active Asteroid  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers once thought asteroids were boring, wayward space rocks that simply orbit around the Sun. But recent observations show that asteroids are anything but dull. In... more
NASA's Hubble nabs spectacular image of asteroid coming apart - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Because of constant pressure from the sun, a space rock beyond Mars is spinning so much that it's literally cracking up. more
Hubble watches spun-up asteroid coming apart  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A small asteroid has been caught in the process of spinning so fast it's throwing off material, according to new data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories. more
Hubble watches spun-up asteroid coming apart  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A small asteroid has been caught in the process of spinning so fast it's throwing off material, according to new data. more
Toast Japan's Hayabusa2 Mission with These Ryugu-Themed Drinks  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The asteroid Ryugu may be surprisingly dry, but that doesn't mean you have to be. more
Asteroid Strikes May Have Made Mars a More Life-Friendly Place  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Asteroid impacts may have helped make Mars a more life-friendly place — and not just by delivering water and the carbon-based building blocks of life as we know... more
Could nearby asteroids be hideouts for alien spies? - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
This isn't a new Nibiru conspiracy theory. Perhaps we should be looking closer to home for signs of E.T. more
Asteroids, hydrogen make great recipe for life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study reveals asteroid impacts on ancient Mars could have produced key ingredients for life if the Martian atmosphere was rich in hydrogen. An early hydrogen-rich atmosphere on Mars... more
Jupiter’s Unknown Journey Revealed  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700... more
Scientists Identify Water-Bearing Minerals on Asteroid Bennu  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A Southwest Research Institute-led team discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Using early... more
Presence of Water Confirmed on Asteroid Ryugu  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A Japanese space research team says it has confirmed the presence of water on the asteroid Ryugu, where the Hayabusa2 probe is... more
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