Asteroids
New images from asteroid probe offer clues on planet formation  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu have offered new clues about its composition, insights that will help scientists understand the formation of... more
Images from the surface of asteroid Ryugu show rocks similar to carbonaceous chondrite meteorites  Science Magazine · 2 hours
The near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu is a 900-m-diameter dark object expected to contain primordial material from the solar nebula. The... more
Best of both worlds: Asteroids and massive mergers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers are using the Catalina Sky Survey's near-Earth object telescopes to locate the optical counterparts to gravitational waves triggered by massive mergers. more
Best of both worlds: Asteroids and massive mergers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The race is on. Since the construction of technology able to detect the ripples in space and time triggered by collisions from massive objects in the universe, astronomers around the world have... more
America's Largest Asteroid Impact Left a Trail of Destruction Across the Eastern United States  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
America's largest impact crater wreaked havoc on the land and water. Scientists are just beginning to understand it. more
Critical Observation Made on Maunakea During First Night of Return to Operations  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The existing astronomical observatories on Maunakea returned to operations this weekend, and it didn’t take long for a significant result to be achieved, not... more
Studying largest impact crater in the US, buried for 35 million years  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
About 35 million years ago, an asteroid hit the ocean off the East Coast of North America. Its impact formed a 25-mile diameter crater... more
Researchers study largest impact crater in the US, buried for 35 million years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
About 35 million years ago, an asteroid hit the ocean off the East Coast of North America. Its impact formed a 25-mile... more
Near-Earth asteroid 2006 QV89 not a threat for next century  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Observations of the near-Earth asteroid 2006 QV89 made on August 11, 2019 with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) have ruled out any potential future impact threat to the Earth... more
NASA mission selects final four site candidates for asteroid sample return  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu's surface, the team leading NASA's first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for... more
A new timeline of Earth's cataclysmic past  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Recent research shows that our planet may have been pummeled with asteroids long before some scientists had previously thought. more
A new timeline of Earth's cataclysmic past  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Welcome to the early solar system. Just after the planets formed more than 4.5 billion years ago, our cosmic neighborhood was a chaotic place. Waves of comets, asteroids and even proto-planets streamed toward the... more
Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose observation time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own. more
Asteroid's features to be named after mythical birds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Working with NASA's OSIRIS-REx team, the International Astronomical Union's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN) approved the theme "birds and bird-like creatures in mythology" for naming surface features on asteroid (101955)... more
Dark meets light on Mars  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s Mars Express has captured the cosmic contrast of Terra Cimmeria, a region in the southern highlands of Mars marked by impact craters, water-carved valleys, and... more
Astronomers Snap Images of Near-Earth Asteroid 2019 OK  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using several telescopes of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON), astronomers have captured a series of images of the recently-discovered... more
Space travel might fry your brain, causing permanent learning and memory problems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the course of a deep space mission, astronauts are routinely in various degrees of peril. Depending on which Hollywood sci-fi thrillers you choose,... more
Researchers suggest Lomonosov crater could be more evidence of mega-tsunami on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from France, Australia and Spain has found evidence that suggests the Lomonosov crater impact event on Mars could have been... more
Asteroid's surprise close approach illustrates need for more eyes on the sky  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On 25 July, an asteroid the size of a football field flew by Earth, coming within 65 000 km of our planet's surface during... more
Asteroid's surprise close approach illustrates need for more eyes on the sky  ESA · 3 weeks
On 25 July, a 100 m-wide asteroid dubbed ‘2019 OK’ flew by Earth, coming within 65 000 km of our planet’s surface during its... more
Can bacteria help people to mine asteroids?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Luis Zea is investigating the possibility of mining metals from asteroids in space using an unlikely agent: bacteria. more
Big Asteroid Buzzed Past Earth Last Week: 2019 OK  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A 330-foot- (100 m) wide asteroid designated 2019 OK passed just 43,500 miles (70,000 km) from Earth on... more
TESS Successfully Completes First Year of Science Operations  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered over two dozen extrasolar planets and captured data on other astronomical events... more
An asteroid just buzzed past Earth, and we barely noticed in time  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 100-metre-wide asteroid passed just 70,000km from Earth on Thursday, Australian time. It was discovered by the Brazilian SONEAR survey just days ago, and... more
Don't Worry About the 'Great Pyramid-Sized' Asteroid Due to Zip Past the Earth Today  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Flying space rocks like 2019 OD get lots of attention, but there's aThese news stories get lots of attention, but... more
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