Asteroids
Hubble is the ultimate multitasker: Discovering asteroids while it's doing other observations  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
It looks like a poster of the famous Hubble Deep Field, marked with white streaks by a child, or put away carelessly and scratched... more
Video: ESA defending Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Hera will show us things we've never seen before. Astrophysicist and and Queen guitarist Brian May tells the story of the ESA mission that would be humanity's first-ever spacecraft to visit a double asteroid. more
Celebrating Asteroid Day with ESA and the world  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Summer in the Northern hemisphere has arrived and with it the long, sunny days and hot, sticky nights. more
Video: ESA defending Earth  ESA · 6 hours
For Asteroid Day, Queen guitarist Brian May tells the story of ESA's Hera asteroid mission, Europe's contribution to an audacious international planetary defence test more
An asteroid hit Earth right after being spotted by telescope this week - CNET  CNET · 17 hours
A small, harmless space rock turned into a fireball in our atmosphere. What's unusual is that astronomers saw it beforehand. more
Asteroid That's 3 Times As Long As a Football Field Will Whiz by Earth Thursday  SPACE.COM · 22 hours
Summer is the season for tourists, and that includes a cosmic traveler — one that's three times the... more
Holey moly  ESA · 1 day
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Aorounga impact crater in Chad imaged from space by ESA astronaut Tim Peake more
Hera for defending Earth  ESA · 1 day
Our new video on the Hera asteroid mission for planetary defence, narrated by astrophysicist and Queen guitarist Brian May, is being premiered on our Facebook and Instagram accounts... more
Asteroid That's 3 Times As Long As a Football Field Will Whiz by Earth Thursday  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Summer is the season for tourists, and that includes a cosmic traveler — one that's three times the... more
ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June  ESA · 2 days
ESA will be participating in this year’s Asteroid Day, the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across... more
ESA celebrates Asteroid Day on 30 June  ESA · 2 days
ESA will be participating in this year’s Asteroid Day, the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across... more
Join our asteroid hunt  ESA · 2 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Spot the trails left by asteroids in archive images from the Hubble Space Telescope more
Small satellite concept finalists target moon, Mars and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA has selected three finalists among a dozen concepts for future small satellites. The finalists include a 2022 robotic mission to study two asteroid systems, twin spacecraft to study the... more
AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip  ABC NEWS · 6 days
AP-NORC poll released a month before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing finds Americans prefer focus on tracking potential asteroid threats more
Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new poll shows Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the... more
This Is NASA's Best View Yet (and Closest, Too!) of Asteroid Bennu  SPACE.COM · 7 days
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft inched closer still to an asteroid called Bennu, breaking the record it set previously — but the real reward is the... more
NASA snaps most detailed image yet of asteroid Bennu  Sky News · 1 week
A US spacecraft has captured its closest and most detailed image yet of the 78 billion kilogram asteroid Bennu which gets closer to Earth every six years. more
NASA’s best-yet photo of asteroid Bennu nails the dramatic lighting  TechCrunch · 1 week
NASA has taking a breathtaking new image of near-earth asteroid Bennu, captured by its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from its new, second orbit of the extraterrestrial object. The new picture,... more
Psyche mission clears review  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
A NASA mission to a metallic asteroid has passed a major review, but questions remain about its ability to remain on budget and schedule. SpaceNews.com more
Mass Anomaly Detected Under the Moon’s Largest Crater  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system — the Moon’s... more
Did the Beta Taurid Meteor Shower Cause the 1908 Tunguska Explosion?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Next month, astronomers will scan the Beta Taurid meteor shower in search of asteroids that might someday threaten a potentially catastrophic collision with Earth. more
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Probe Breaks Its Close-Orbit Record at Asteroid Bennu  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling probe has shattered the close-orbit record it set less than six months ago. more
NASA Eyes Wild Space Tech Ideas to Mine the Moon (and Asteroids, Too!)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Two far-off NASA concepts could quickly survey lunar craters for astronauts and help identify mining resources on nearby asteroids. more
Uncovering the hidden history of a giant asteroid  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A massive 'hit-and-run' collision profoundly impacted the evolutionary history of Vesta, the brightest asteroid visible from Earth. The finding deepens our understanding of protoplanet formation more than 4.5 billion years ago, in... more
NASA's Psyche mission has a metal world in its sights  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Designed to explore a metal asteroid that could be the heart of a planet, the Psyche mission is readying for a 2022 launch. After extensive review, NASA Headquarters... more
Study of mesosiderite zircons suggests Vesta was struck by a very large rock  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from Australia, Switzerland and Japan has found evidence suggesting that the asteroid Vesta was stuck by a very... more
Asteroid mining not a million miles away  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Work by a team of University of Adelaide scientists to perfect metal and mineral extraction processes is bringing the possibility of mining the wealth contained within asteroids closer to reality. But science fiction won't... more
Weird 'Anomaly' at the Moon's South Pole May Be a Metal Asteroid's Grave  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
There's something very weird, and very dense, under the surface of the moon's South Pole-Aitken basin, new research suggests. more
Rare Meteorites on Earth Forged in Massive Crash on Asteroid Vesta  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Mysterious rare meteorites made of a mix of stone and iron likely formed when Vesta, the brightest asteroid in the sky, experienced a giant impact, a... more
Mass anomaly detected under the moon's largest crater  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system -- the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin -- and may contain metal from the asteroid that... more
Mass anomaly detected under the moon's largest crater  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system—the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin—and may contain metal from the asteroid that crashed into the Moon... more
Hayabusa2 drops target marker at asteroid Ryugu  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has made some impressive feats in recent years. Roughly one year ago, and following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully rendezvoused with a near-Earth... more
There's only a 1 in 7000 chance an asteroid will hit the Earth in September  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Whenever scientists announce an upcoming close encounter with an asteroid, certain corners of the internet light up like... more
This Asteroid Has a 1-in-7,000 Chance of Hitting Earth This Fall  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
This fall, Earth has about a 1-in-7,000 chance of getting an uninvited extraterrestrial visitor: asteroid 2006 QV89. more
Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years old, meteorite strike, was first discovered in 2008 near Ullapool, NW Scotland by scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen Universities. The thickness... more
This Asteroid Has a 1-in-7,000 Chance of Hitting Earth This Fall  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
This fall, Earth has about a 1-in-7,000 chance of getting an uninvited extraterrestrial visitor: asteroid 2006 QV89. more
Telescope Spots Double-Asteroid System During Close Flyby of Earth  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
A recent close encounter with a large asteroid and its little moon was captured by a telescope as the pair zipped past Earth at 43,500 mph (70,000 kilometers per hour)... more
An asteroid has a very tiny chance of hitting Earth this year - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
It's nothing to lose sleep over, but the odds a big space rock could hit us soon are (slightly) higher... more
Binary asteroids, key to Earth’s planetary defence  ESA · 3 weeks
Humankind has had its closest look yet at a binary asteroid. As 1999 KW4 skimmed past our planet at 70 000 km/h,... more
See the funky double asteroid that zipped by Earth - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The European Southern Observatory captured an impressive image of the asteroid and its tiny moon. more
VLT observes a passing double asteroid hurtling by Earth at 70 000 km/h  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The unique capabilities of the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope have enabled it to obtain the sharpest images of a... more
Japan bombed an asteroid and now it's preparing to collect the debris - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The Japanese Space Agency's Hayabusa 2 shot a cannonball at Ryugu and is ready to scoop up some of the... more
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