Asteroids
Scientists Identify Water-Bearing Minerals on Asteroid Bennu  ASTRO WATCH · 10 hours
A Southwest Research Institute-led team discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Using early... more
Presence of Water Confirmed on Asteroid Ryugu  ASTRO WATCH · 19 hours
A Japanese space research team says it has confirmed the presence of water on the asteroid Ryugu, where the Hayabusa2 probe is... more
Jupiter's unknown journey revealed  nanowerk · 1 day
The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700000 years. Researchers found proof of this incredible journey thanks to a group... more
OSIRIS-REx Reveals Asteroid Bennu Has Big Surprises  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up... more
Asteroid Ryugu: First Science Results from JAXA’s Hayabusa-2 Mission  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
In June 2018, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) spacecraft and sample return mission Hayabsua-2 arrived at the... more
Jupiter's unknown journey revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700,000 years. Researchers found proof of this incredible journey thanks to a group... more
Why dangerous asteroids heading to Earth are so hard to detect  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Earth is often in the firing line of fragments of asteroids and comets, most of which burn up tens of kilometres above our heads. But occasionally,... more
NASA May Send a Smallsat Mission to the Giant Asteroid Pallas  SPACE.COM · 3 days
NASA is considering funding a mission that would send a satellite the size of a mini-fridge to the asteroid belt to examine an unexplored world: a... more
OSIRIS-REx Spots Particle Plumes Erupting on Asteroid Bennu  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from... more
Ryugu is probably a chip off one of these two other asteroids  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Japan’s Hayabusa2 team has narrowed down the asteroid Ryugu’s origins based on its color. more
There's a snag in NASA's plan to scoop dirt off an asteroid  CBC · 4 days
It's not going to be easy for a NASA spacecraft to scoop up dirt and gravel from the asteroid Bennu as planned, the spacecraft's... more
Here's the Right Way to Nuke an Asteroid (Sorry, Bruce Willis)  SPACE.COM · 4 days
If you want to use a nuclear weapon to save the world from an asteroid, don't try to do it the way Bruce Willis did, NASA's... more
NASA Says Taking Sample From Asteroid Bennu Harder Than Expected  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
The Osiris-Rex team said Tuesday that the surface of the asteroid, which measures 490 meters (1,600 feet) in diameter, was covered in stones and boulders. more
Surprise! 'Active Asteroid' Bennu Is a Rare Particle-Ejecting Space Rock  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The near-Earth asteroid Bennu is one of just a dozen or so known 'active asteroids,' newly announced observations from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reveal. more
NASA to Unveil New Discoveries from Asteroid Bennu  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA will announce new science results from its first-ever asteroid sample return mission in a live teleconference today (March 19) at 1:30 p.m. EDT (1730 GMT). Listen live here! more
Weird, wild gravity of asteroid Bennu  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu. more
Team identifies water-bearing minerals on asteroid Bennu  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A Southwest Research Institute-led team discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Using early spectral data from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft orbiting the asteroid, the team identified... more
OSIRIS-REx reveals asteroid Bennu has big surprises  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid's surface. Bennu also revealed... more
OSIRIS-REx spies on the weird, wild gravity of an asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Research led by the University of Colorado Boulder is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu. more
Water on Asteroid Bennu Could Mean 'Pay Dirt' for Space Miners  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The near-Earth asteroid Bennu could be Exhibit A for space miners making their case to skeptical investors. more
Asteroid Ryugu Is Surprisingly Dry, Japanese Spacecraft Finds  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A Japanese spacecraft studying the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu beamed home new data revealing that the space rock has less water than scientists expected. more
Live Now! NASA to Unveiling New Discoveries from Asteroid Bennu  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA will announce new science results from its first-ever asteroid sample return mission in a live teleconference today (March 19) at 1:30 p.m. EDT (1730 GMT). Listen live... more
Water-bearing minerals on asteroid Bennu  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Astronomers have discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Using early spectral data from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft orbiting the asteroid, the team identified infrared properties similar to those in a... more
Visit to nearby asteroid Bennu reveals rubble trouble and the seeds of life - CNET  CNET · 4 days
NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft and Japanese counterpart Hayabusa2 reveal interesting findings from two near-Earth asteroids. more
Asteroid Ryugu Surprisingly Dry, Japanese Spacecraft Finds  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A Japanese spacecraft studying the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu beamed home new data revealing that the space rock has less water than scientists expected. more
The geomorphology, color, and thermal properties of Ryugu: Implications for parent-body processes  Science Magazine · 4 days
The near-Earth carbonaceous asteroid 162173 Ryugu is thought to have been produced from a parent body that contained water ice and organic molecules. The... more
Hayabusa2 arrives at the carbonaceous asteroid 162173 Ryugu--A spinning top-shaped rubble pile  Science Magazine · 4 days
The Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrived at the near-Earth carbonaceous asteroid 162173 Ryugu in 2018. We present Hayabusa2 observations of Ryugu’s shape, mass, and geomorphology. Ryugu... more
The surface composition of asteroid 162173 Ryugu from Hayabusa2 near-infrared spectroscopy  Science Magazine · 4 days
The near-Earth asteroid 162173 Ryugu, the target of Hayabusa2 sample return mission, is thought to be a primitive carbonaceous object. We report reflectance spectra of Ryugu’s... more
Hayabusa2 probes asteroid Ryugu for secrets  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The first data received from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft in orbit of asteroid Ryugu helps space scientists explore conditions in the early solar system. The space probe gathered vast amounts of images and other data which gives... more
Hayabusa2 helps researchers understand ingredients for life in early solar system  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The first data received from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft orbiting the asteroid Ryugu is helping space scientists explore conditions in the early solar system. The space probe... more
Live @ 1:30 pm ET: NASA to Unveil New Discoveries from Asteroid Bennu Today!  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA will announce new science results from its first-ever asteroid sample return mission in a live teleconference today (March 19)... more
ESA's Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA's Dawn  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The mission to the smallest asteroid ever explored will employ the same main camera as the mission to the largest asteroids of all. ESA's proposed Hera spacecraft to the Didymos... more
ALMA Observes the Formation Sites of Solar-System-like Planets  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Researchers have spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our Sun. Two rings of dust around... more
Japan to make crater on asteroid to get underground samples  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Japan's space agency said Monday that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft will follow up last month's touchdown on a distant asteroid with another risky mission—dropping an explosive on the asteroid... more
ESA’s Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA’s Dawn  ESA · 6 days
The mission to the smallest asteroid ever explored will employ the same main camera as the mission to... more
A Region of Bennu’s Northern Hemisphere Close Up  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
This trio of images acquired by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft shows a wide shot and two close-ups of a region in... more
Rage 2 runs at 1080p 60 FPS on Xbox One X  Windows Central · 1 week
Rage 2 should be quite smooth on Xbox One X. Rage 2 is a first-person shooter which takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. Following a catastrophic... more
An unusually big asteroid will soon pass closer to Earth than the moon - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Most asteroids making close flybys are small and hard to spot, but this month a big one is... more
Asteroid Bennu Is Rotating Faster Over Time  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
In late 2018, the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft arrived at Bennu, the asteroid it will be studying... more
Asteroid Bennu is Spinning Faster over Time, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Bennu — the target of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security-Regolith Explorer) spacecraft... more
The Asteroid Bennu Keeps Spinning Faster. And Scientists Aren't Sure Why  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
On a distant space rock being explored by a NASA probe, days are slowly shortening — and scientists are still trying to figure out why. more
ALMA observes the formation sites of solar-system-like planets  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling the sun. Two rings of dust around the star, at distances comparable to the asteroid belt and the orbit... more
ALMA observes the formation sites of solar-system-like planets  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our sun. Two rings of dust around the star, at distances comparable to the asteroid belt and the orbit... more
What scientists found after sifting through dust in the solar system  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Two recent studies report discoveries of dust rings in the inner solar system: a dust ring at Mercury's orbit, and a group of never-before-detected asteroids co-orbiting... more
Asteroid Bennu, target of NASA's sample return mission, is rotating faster over time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In late 2018, the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft arrived at Bennu, the asteroid it will be studying... more
What scientists found after sifting through dust in the solar system  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Two recent studies report discoveries of dust rings in the inner solar system: a dust ring at Mercury's orbit, and a group of never-before-detected asteroids co-orbiting... more
JAXA Releases Asteroid Touchdown Video  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released photographs and video showing its space probe Hayabusa2 touching down on the asteroid Ryugu. The images, released Tuesday,... more
Asteroid the size of six city blocks has a (tiny) chance of hitting Earth - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The large space rock, which measures about a kilometer in diameter, temporarily became a top priority... more
Dinosaurs Were Unaffected by Climate Change, Flourished before Asteroid Strike, Paleontologists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists largely agree that the Chicxulub asteroid impact, possibly coupled with intense volcanic activity in India’s Deccan Traps, wiped out non-avian dinosaurs (all dinosaurs... more
Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike, according to new research. more
El Capitan-size asteroid has a (tiny) chance of hitting Earth - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The large space rock temporarily became a top priority for astronomers who track potentially hazardous objects. more
Large asteroid has a (tiny) chance of hitting Earth - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The large space rock temporarily became a top priority for astronomers who track potentially hazardous objects. more
Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike. more
See Japan's Hayabusa2 use an asteroid as a trampoline - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Impressive new footage shows the spacecraft firing a bullet at Ryugu, sending space debris flying. more
See Japan's Hayabusa2 use an asteroid for a trampoline - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Impressive new footage shows the spacecraft firing a bullet at Ryugu, sending space debris flying. more
World’s best telescopes target asteroids for ESA’s Hera mission  ESA · 3 weeks
In the coming days the largest and most powerful telescopes in Europe and South America will be trained... more
Sorry, Bruce Willis: Big Asteroids Die Hard  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Massive hunks of space rock may be a lot harder to explode than you'd think. more
Blowing up Earth-bound asteroid 'not as easy as Armageddon'  Sky News · 3 weeks
A study has poured cold water on the film theory that humans could simply blow up an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. more
Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up.... more
Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought  nanowerk · 3 weeks
A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up.... more
Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up.... more
Impact craters on Pluto and Charon indicate a deficit of small Kuiper belt objects  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The flyby of Pluto and Charon by the New Horizons spacecraft provided high-resolution images of cratered surfaces embedded in the... more
An Exploding Asteroid Blasted Across Mars' Surface in the Last 10 Years  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Sometime in the last decade, something heavy slammed into the Martian atmosphere and blasted apart into a hard rain of superheated material. more
Asteroid that hit the moon during eclipse was a repeat - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The "super blood wolf moon" struck on Jan. 21 -- and was struck itself by a space rock. And it wasn't even the first... more
Japan's Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Successfully Lands on Asteroid  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A probe launched by JAXA to examine the Ryugu asteroid, 300 million kilometers from Earth, for clues about the origin of life... more
Weird 'Snowman-Pancake' Asteroid Gets Its Close-Up. And It Really Is an Oddball.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
The best-ever photos of Ultima Thule have made it down to Earth, and they heighten the intrigue about the frigid and faraway world. more
Planning for Extra Hera Flyby  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
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... more
Japan’s Hayabusa2 space probe fires bullet into asteroid video - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 month
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
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