Asteroids
1st Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is Actually Not That Special  SPACE.COM · 3 hours
A cigar-shaped space rock named 'Oumuamua caused quite a stir when it became the first interstellar visitor discovered in our solar system. Is it an asteroid, a comet or an... more
Two daring spacecraft aim to bring asteroid dust back to Earth  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 hours
A pair of daredevil spacecraft that aim to bring asteroid dust back to Earth have reached their targets and are scouting for the best sampling spots. more
Scientist anticipated "snowman" asteroid appearance  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
On Jan. 2, the New Horizons spacecraft made the most distant flyby ever attempted, successfully returning images of the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule. While the world is agog at the so-called "snowman" shape of this icy asteroid,... more
Tiny Cubesats Picked for Proposed European Asteroid Mission  SPACE.COM · 12 hours
Two little cubesats will fly with a planned European asteroid mission to get some extra space-rock studies done. more
Asteroid suddenly shows off a comet-like tail - CNET  CNET · 1 day
A smash-up in the asteroid belt may have turned a previously calm and quiet space rock into a splashier kind of celestial object. more
Double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New research led by an astronomer at the University of Warwick has found the first confirmed example of a double star system that has flipped its surrounding disc to a... more
Steam-Powered Asteroid Hoppers Developed through UCF Collaboration  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to asteroid is now possible, thanks to a collaboration between a private space company... more
Steam-propelled spacecraft prototype can theoretically explore celestial objects "forever"  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to asteroid is now possible, thanks to a collaboration between a private space company and the University of Central Florida. more
Interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua probably crash into the sun every 30 years  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever detection of an interstellar object, named... more
It looks like dark matter can be heated up and moved around  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Look at a galaxy, what do you see? Probably lots of stars. Nebulae too. And that's probably it. A whole bunch of stars and... more
Hayabusa 2 to Land on Asteroid, Collect Samples in February  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is expected to land on the “spinning top” asteroid Ryugu in February... more
Japan's Hayabusa2 Probe to Snag 1st Asteroid Sample Next Month  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The Hayabusa2 probe will swoop down to the 3,000-foot-wide (900 meters) asteroid Ryugu's surface for the first time during the week of Feb. 18. more
See the Earth, Moon and Asteroid Bennu in a Single Photo  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Here's something you don't see every day: Earth, the moon and a potentially dangerous asteroid, all in the same frame. more
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Snaps Incredible Picture of Earth  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
NASA's first asteroid-sampling mission OSIRIS-REx has captured an incredible image of the Earth. The image was captured on December 19, 2018. more
Chelyabinsk Meteor: A Wake-Up Call for Earth  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The small asteroid that broke up over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, was a reminder about the importance of monitoring small bodies in space that could pose a threat to... more
Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Mile-High Tsunami That Spread Through Earth's Oceans  SPACE.COM · 1 week
When the dinosaur-killing asteroid collided with Earth more than 65 million years ago, it did not go gently into that good night. Rather, it blasted a nearly mile-high... more
Zoom! Asteroid Bennu Slips Past in OSIRIS-REx Flyby View  SPACE.COM · 1 week
A spooky new series of shots shows asteroid Bennu approaching the camera and receding into the distance during a spacecraft flyby. more
Huge asteroid zipping by Earth has its own moon - CNET  CNET · 1 week
A space rock that could bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza just flew by us, and it wasn't alone. more
Huge asteroid zipping by us has its own moon - CNET  CNET · 1 week
A space rock that could bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza just flew by Earth, and it wasn't alone. more
CubeSats Joining Hera Mission to Asteroid System  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
When ESA’s planned Hera mission journeys to its target binary asteroid system, it will not be alone. The spacecraft will carry two... more
CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When ESA's planned Hera mission journeys to its target binary asteroid system, it will not be alone. The spacecraft will carry two tiny CubeSats for deployment around – and eventual landing on – the... more
CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system  ESA · 1 week
When ESA’s planned Hera mission journeys to its target binary asteroid system, it will not be alone. The spacecraft will carry two... more
Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Mile-High Tsunami That Spread Through Earth's Oceans  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
When the dinosaur-killing asteroid collided with Earth more than 65 million years ago, it did not go gently into that good night. Rather, it blasted a nearly mile-high... more
Deep Space Industries Acquired by Bradford Space  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Deep Space Industries (DSI), a company founded to pursue asteroid mining but which more recently has focused on smallsats, has been acquired by another space technology company. more
OSIRIS-REx Enters Orbit around Asteroid Bennu  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
At 2:43 p.m. EST (7:43 GMT) on December 31, 2018, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft went into orbit around asteroid Bennu — setting new records for... more
Space in 2019 will be all about the moon, and one weird asteroid - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Fifty years after Neil Armstrong's historic step, robots from China, India, Israel, the US and elsewhere are heading... more
ALMA Spots Warped Disk around Infant Protostar  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have observed a warped disk around a recently-formed protostar. In the Solar System, the... more
Deep Space Industries acquired by Bradford Space  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Deep Space Industries (DSI), a company founded to pursue asteroid mining but which more recently has focused on smallsats, has been acquired... more
OSIRIS-REx Enters Close Orbit Around Bennu, Breaking Record  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
At 2:43 p.m. EST on December 31, while many on Earth prepared to welcome the New Year, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft,... more
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spaceship Sets Record by Entering Orbit Around Asteroid Bennu  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Elon Musk has suggested that the first resident on Mars could be artificial intelligence (AI). Musk wants to establish a base on Mars. more
Record Breaker! NASA Probe Slips into Orbit Around Asteroid Bennu  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe has begun circling its space-rock target, setting a new record for the smallest body ever orbited by a spacecraft. more
Making Asteroid Images Look Great: How OSIRIS-REx's Team Creates Those Bennu Photos  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
As the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft zeroed in on its target, the asteroid Bennu, the object transformed from a fuzzy dot into an incredibly bumpy world... more
Asteroid 2003 SD220 Makes Close Approach to Earth  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers working with NASA’s Goldstone Deep Space Network, NSF’s Green Bank Telescope and Arecibo Observatory’s 1,000-foot (305-m) antenna have released... more
New images of 'hippo' asteroid as it zips past Earth  Sky News · 3 weeks
Earth is not on a collision course with a massive asteroid, detailed pictures of the nearby flying object have revealed. more
Christmas 'Hippo' Asteroid Is Buzzing Earth, Its Closest Flyby in 400 Years  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A small asteroid is flying safely by Earth Saturday (Dec. 22) and according to the folks at NASA, it looks just like the mighty... more
Christmas 'Hippo' Asteroid Is Buzzing Earth, Its Closest Flyby in 400 Years  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
A small asteroid is flying safely by Earth Saturday (Dec. 22) and according to the folks at NASA, it looks just like the mighty... more
Huge Martian Crater 'Korolev' Appears Topped With Miles Of Pristine Snow  NPR · 4 weeks
The European Space Agency's new images show a 51-mile-wide ice-filled depression in the surface of Mars caused by the impact of a meteorite or other celestial... more
Holiday asteroid imaged with NASA radar  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The December 2018 close approach by the large, near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 has provided astronomers an outstanding opportunity to obtain detailed radar images of the surface and shape of the object and to improve the understanding... more
Holiday asteroid imaged with NASA radar  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The December 2018 close approach by the large, near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 has provided astronomers an outstanding opportunity to obtain detailed radar images of the surface and shape of the object and to improve the understanding... more
Navigating NASA's first mission to the Trojan asteroids  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In science fiction, explorers can hop in futuristic spaceships and traverse half the galaxy in the blink of a plot hole. However, this sidelines the navigational acrobatics required in order to guarantee... more
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Water Ice-Filled Crater  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
New images from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft show an impact crater in the... more
Mile-wide, potentially hazardous asteroid 2003 SD220 to swoosh by Earth on Saturday  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA), designated 2003 SD220 (or 163899), is expected to fly by the Earth on Saturday, December 22, at around 1:04... more
Mile-Wide Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2003 SD220 to Swoosh by Earth on Saturday  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA), designated 2003 SD220 (or 163899), is expected to fly by the Earth on Saturday, December 22, at around 1:04... more
Give into nostalgia with your favorite Arcade1Up machine for $199  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Play on, player. Walmart is taking $100 off the Arcade1Up retro arcade machines. This deal matches one we saw that took $100 off the Asteroids machine, but that... more
Lab study adds credence to life arriving on Earth from asteroids theory  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers at NASA's Ames Research Center has found some evidence that adds credence to the theory that the basic ingredients for... more
Space telescope detects water in a number of asteroids  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using the infrared satellite AKARI, a Japanese research team has detected the existence of water in the form of hydrated minerals in a number of asteroids for the first time.... more
Bennu and Ryugu look like spinning tops and scientists want to know why  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
The first high-resolution images of Bennu confirm that the asteroid looks very similar to the asteroid Ryugu. more
Space telescope detects water in a number of asteroids  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Using the infrared satellite AKARI, a research team has detected the existence of water in the form of hydrated minerals in a number of asteroids for the first time. This... more
Erosion has erased most of Earth’s impact craters. Here are the survivors  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
Earth’s largest known impact crater measures 160 kilometers in diameter. The newest, yet to be confirmed, stretches a still-whopping 31 kilometers. more
Greenland crater renewed the debate over an ancient climate mystery  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
Scientists disagree on what a possible crater found under Greenland’s ice means for the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis. more
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Two daring spacecraft aim to bring asteroid dust back to Earth
SCIENCE-NEWS
Interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua probably crash into the sun every 30 years
PHYS.ORG
It looks like dark matter can be heated up and moved around
PHYS.ORG
Greenland crater renewed the debate over an ancient climate mystery
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