Asteroids
Japan’s Hayabusa2 space probe fires bullet into asteroid video - CNET  CNET · 8 hours
The Japanese space agency JAXA shot the asteroid Ryugu with a bullet in an effort to gather samples for further study back home on Earth. more
Hayabusa2 just tried to collect asteroid dust for the first time  SCIENCE-NEWS · 9 hours
The Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down on asteroid Ryugu and attempted to gather a sample of its rock to bring back to Earth. more
Japan’s spaceship lands on distant asteroid  Global News · 15 hours
A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. more
How the dinosaurs went extinct: Asteroid collision triggered potentially deadly volcanic eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
It's almost 40 years since scientists discovered what wiped out the dinosaurs: an asteroid hitting Earth near modern-day Mexico. That was it, or so... more
Touchdown: Japan probe Hayabusa2 lands on distant asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
A Japanese probe sent to collect samples from an asteroid 300 million kilometres away for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday, scientists said. more
Japan Probe Hayabusa2 Lands on Distant Asteroid Ryugu  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
Hayabusa2 touched down briefly on the Ryugu asteroid, fired a bullet into the surface to puff up dust for collection and blasted back to its holding position. more
Spacecraft successfully lands on small asteroid 186m miles from Earth  Sky News · 1 day
A Japanese spacecraft has landed on an asteroid more than 186 million miles from Earth on a mission to uncover clues about the origins of life. more
Japanese spacecraft touches down on distant asteroid  CBC · 1 day
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the... more
Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid  CBC · 1 day
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of... more
Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system more
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully lands on asteroid Ryugu - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The Hayabusa2 probe is designed to fire a bullet at Ryugu to retrieve rocks from the asteroid's surface. more
Watch Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft shoot a bullet at an asteroid Thursday - CNET  CNET · 1 day
JAXA is finally ready to collect a sample of the asteroid Ryugu. And you can watch it happen live. more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago... more
Japan probe Hayabusa2 set for asteroid landing  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Japanese probe is expected to land on a distant asteroid Friday, aiming to blast a "bullet" into the surface to collect clues about the origins of Earth and the solar system. more
A Japanese spacecraft is set to shoot a bullet at an asteroid Thursday - CNET  CNET · 1 day
JAXA's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is finally ready to collect a sample of the asteroid Ryugu. And you can... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million... more
Japanese spacecraft attempts landing on distant asteroid  CBC · 2 days
A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to... more
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life... more
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A Japanese spacecraft is approaching the surface of an asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth. more
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Japanese spacecraft approaching asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth more
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
ESA's proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of another asteroid during the mission's three-year flight. more
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby  ESA · 3 days
ESA’s proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by... more
Japan Just Shot a Fake Asteroid with a Space Bullet … for Science  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Say you need to prepare to shoot bullets into an asteroid and suck up the debris kicked up from the blast, then... more
Chang'e-4 Landing Site Named 'Statio Tianhe'  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The landing site of China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe has been named "Statio Tianhe" after the spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the far... more
Meteorite source in asteroid belt not a single debris field  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study published online in Meteoritics and Planetary Science finds that our most common meteorites, those known as L chondrites, come from at least two different debris... more
Asteroid is building a human-machine interaction engine for AR developers  TechCrunch · 1 week
When we interact with computers today we move the mouse, we scroll the trackpad, we tap the screen, but there is so much that the machines don’t pick... more
Photos: Craters Hidden Beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Gaping depressions have been discovered lurking beneath the Greenland ice sheet. They are likely meteor impact craters. more
Huge Meteor Left Crater Hidden Beneath Greenland Ice  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Scientists have discovered the second-ever meteor impact crater in Greenland, located not far from the first. more
NASA finds possible second impact crater under Greenland ice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice in northwest Greenland. more
NASA finds enormous meteorite crater under Greenland ice  Sky News · 2 weeks
NASA has discovered what it believes may be an enormous impact crater from a meteorite strike hidden under Greenland's ice. more
Newly Discovered House-Sized Asteroid Flies By Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A newly detected house-sized asteroid, designated 2019 CB2, flew by the Earth on Sunday, February 10, at around 1:20 UTC. The space... more
NASA Finds Possible Second Impact Crater Under Greenland Ice  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice... more
No, You Won’t See an 'Apocalypse Asteroid' in the Sky on Valentine's Day  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Despite what you may have heard, the Valentine’s Day sky won't provide a glimpse of our impending doom. (Unless you're a star-crossed... more
NASA finds possible second impact crater under Greenland ice  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice in northwest Greenland. more
Zwicky Transient Facility Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March... more
Video: Planetary scientist talks about her work with NASA studying asteroid Bennu  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
What can the asteroid Bennu tell us about the universe and its origins? Assistant astronomy professor Cristina Thomas talked to NAU-TV about her experience... more
Asteroid from 'rare species' sighted in the cosmic wild  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have discovered an asteroid looping through the inner solar system on an exotic orbit. The unusual object is among the first asteroids ever found whose orbit is confined almost... more
Found! Fastest-Orbiting Asteroid Zips Around Sun in Just 165 Days  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers just found an asteroid that zips around the sun every 165 Earth days — the shortest year for any known asteroid. more
A thousand new objects and phenomena in night sky  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Zwicky Transient Facility, based at the Palomar Observatory, has identified over a thousand new objects and phenomena in the night sky, including more than 1,100 new supernovae and 50... more
Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March 2018. Called the Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, the new instrument has... more
Japan Will Land a Spacecraft on Asteroid Ryugu This Month to Snag a Sample  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A Japanese asteroid probe will snag samples of its target space rock just two weeks from now, if all goes... more
Japan's Hayabusa2 Probe to Land on Asteroid on February 22  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said the Hayabusa2 probe is expected to touch down on the Ryugu asteroid at 8am local time on February 22. more
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe to land on asteroid on Feb 22  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid in order to shed light on the origins of the solar system is expected to land on the rock later... more
ESA Plans Mission to Smallest Asteroid Ever Visited  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
ESA’s planet-defending Hera mission will set a new record in space. The asteroid investigator will not only be the first... more
ULA Wins Competition to Launch NASA's Lucy Asteroid Mission  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
United Launch Alliance won a NASA contract Jan. 31 to launch a planetary science mission in what the agency said was a competitive procurement. more
ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
ESA's planet-defending Hera mission will set a new record in space. The asteroid investigator will not only be the first spacecraft to explore a binary asteroid system – the Didymos pair –... more
'Oumuamua could be the debris cloud of a disintegrated interstellar comet  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Since it was first detected hurling through our solar system, the interstellar object known as 'Oumuamua has been a source of immense scientific interest. Aside from... more
ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s planet-defending Hera mission will set a new record in space. The asteroid investigator will not only be the first... more
Ancient Asteroid Impacts Played a Role in Creation of Earth’s Future Continents  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The heavy bombardment of terrestrial planets by asteroids from space has contributed to the formation of the early evolved crust on Earth that later... more
Ancient asteroid impacts played a role in creation of Earth's future continents  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The heavy bombardment of terrestrial planets by asteroids from space has contributed to the formation of the early evolved crust on Earth that later... more
Ancient asteroid impacts played a role in creation of Earth's continents  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The heavy bombardment of terrestrial planets by asteroids from space has contributed to the formation of the early evolved crust on Earth. more
MIT's REXIS and Bennu's watery surface  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
After flying in space for more than two years, NASA's spacecraft OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) recently entered into orbit around its target, the asteroid Bennu. Asteroids like Bennu are considered to be... more
OSIRIS-REx Captures Sharper Images of Asteroid Bennu  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) spacecraft has obtained new images of Bennu, a 1,614-foot (492 m) wide asteroid... more
MIT’s REXIS and Bennu’s watery surface  MIT · 3 weeks
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample-return spacecraft, carrying MIT instrument, arrived at asteroid in December; now begins the science to select a sampling location. more
The latest picture of Ultima Thule reveals a remarkably smooth face  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
Kuiper Belt object MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, is largely unmarred by impact craters, suggesting the Kuiper Belt might lack small objects. more
Europe's Space Station Module Has Hundreds of Tiny Dents from 'Marauding' Debris  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
A new scan of an International Space Station module shows several hundred impact craters from "marauding" debris, according to the European Space Agency. But... more
Asteroid Apophis' Collision with Earth Unlikely, Scientist Says  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The rapprochement of the asteroid Apophis with the Earth expected in 2068 will pose practically no risks to the planet,... more
Earth's Oldest Rock Found on the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Scientists discover what may be Earth’s oldest rock in a lunar sample returned by the Apollo 14 astronauts. The research about this... more
Newly Discovered House-Sized Asteroid 2019 AA10 Flies By Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A newly discovered house-sized asteroid, known as 2019 AA10, flew by the Earth on Saturday, January 26, at... more
Could Evolution Ever Bring Back the Dinosaurs?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for hundreds of millions of years before they died in an asteroid blast 66 million years ago. So, could these gigantic reptiles ever re-evolve back to our modern world? more
Dawn Mission: Shedding Light on Asteroids  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The Dawn spacecraft broke several records when it visited Vesta and Ceres in the asteroid belt. more
OSIRIS-REx: Bringing Home Pieces of an Asteroid  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
In 2023, a bit of the primordial solar system will come to Earth. That's when NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will return with a sample of the asteroid Bennu, a carbon-rich rock hosting traces of the... more
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Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid
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Meteorite source in asteroid belt not a single debris field
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NASA is shooting an asteroid with a giant DART to help save the world - CNET
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NASA finds possible second impact crater under Greenland ice
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Video: Planetary scientist talks about her work with NASA studying asteroid Bennu
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Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night
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'Oumuamua could be the debris cloud of a disintegrated interstellar comet
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ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited
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