Asteroids
Earth's oldest asteroid strike linked to 'big thaw'  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Scientists have discovered Earth's oldest asteroid strike occurred at Yarrabubba, in outback Western Australia, and coincided with the end of a global deep freeze known as a Snowball Earth. The research used... more
Earth's oldest known meteor crash site found in Australian Outback  LIVE SCIENCE · 13 hours
The world's oldest known impact crater has been in Western Australia for more than 2.2 billion years, a new study suggests. more
An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. Then, a volcano helped life flourish.  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A massive meteorite impact and extreme volcanic activity occurred around the same time that Earth's large dinosaurs went extinct. But, did the volcanic activity... more
2.229 billion years: Scientists date world's oldest meteor crater  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A crater in western Australia was formed by a meteor strike more than 2.2 billion years ago and is the world's oldest known impact site, new research published Wednesday shows. more
In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid -- not volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international team... more
In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid—not volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It... more
Deep learning enables real-time imaging around corners  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers have harnessed the power of a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image around corners in real time. With further development, the system... more
Active asteroid unveils fireball identity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
At around 1 a.m. local standard time on April 29, 2017, a fireball flew over Kyoto, Japan. Compared to other fireballs spotted from Earth, it was relatively bright and slow. Now, scientists have determined not only what the... more
Active asteroid unveils fireball identity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
At around 1 a.m. local standard time on April 29, 2017, a fireball flew over Kyoto, Japan. Compared to other fireballs spotted from Earth, it was relatively bright and slow. Now, scientists have determined not only what the... more
This Newly Discovered Asteroid Is the Second-Closest Natural Object to the Sun  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Excluding Mercury, this newly discovered asteroid has the smallest known aphelion distance in our entire solar system. more
NASA's Lucy mission confirms discovery of Eurybates satellite  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Lucy mission team is seeing double after discovering that Eurybates, the asteroid the spacecraft has targeted for flyby in 2027, has a small satellite. This "bonus" science exploration opportunity for the... more
Lucy mission now has a new destination  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Less than two years before launch, scientists associated with NASA's Lucy mission, led by Southwest Research Institute, have discovered an additional small asteroid that will be visited by the Lucy spacecraft. Set to launch... more
ESA and EDA joint research: advancing into the unknown  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA and the European Defence Agency (EDA) are embarking on new cooperative projects for exploring unknown or potentially... more
800,000 Years Ago, a Meteor Slammed Into Earth. Scientists Just Found the Crater.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Scientists have finally pinpointed the location of a long-hidden, 790,000-year-old impact crater, found under a lava field in southern Laos. more
Fossilized seashells show signs of ocean acidification before dinosaur-annihilating asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New evidence gleaned from Antarctic seashells confirms that Earth was already unstable before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. more
Evidence suggests ancient impact crater buried under Bolaven volcanic field  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers with members from Singapore, the U.S., Thailand and Laos has concluded that the impact point of a meteorite that struck the Earth approximately 790,000... more
Lasers Learn to Accurately Spot Space Junk  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Chinese researchers have improved the accuracy in detecting space junk in earth's orbit, providing a more effective way to plot safe routes... more
The citizen scientists who helped map Bennu  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission spacecraft arrived at the asteroid Bennu, it discovered more rocks and boulders than envisioned. Mapping all these potential hazards was necessary to select a location to collect a sample of... more
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