Asteroids
No, an Asteroid Won't Hit Earth on Sept. 9 and Here's Why  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Astronomers can't spot this asteroid within the estimated collision course, so fingers crossed! more
Response to Comment on "Earth and Moon impact flux increased at the end of the Paleozoic"  Science Magazine · 3 days
Hergarten et al. interpret our results in terms of erosion and uncertain calibration, rather than requiring... more
Comment on "Earth and Moon impact flux increased at the end of the Paleozoic"  Science Magazine · 3 days
Mazrouei et al. (Reports, 18 January 2019, p. 253) found a nonuniform distribution of crater ages on Earth and the... more
Why the moon is such a cratered place  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Look up on a clear night and you can see some circular formations on the face of our lunar neighbour. These are impact craters, circular depressions found on planetary surfaces. more
ESA confirms asteroid will miss Earth in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Asteroid 2006 QV89, a small object 20 to 50 metres in diameter, was in the news lately because of a very small, one-in-7000 chance of impact with Earth on 9 September 2019. more
Speeding up science on near-earth asteroids  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Modeling the shape and movement of near-Earth asteroids is now up to 25 times faster thanks to new research. more
Speeding up science on near-earth asteroids  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Modeling the shape and movement of near-Earth asteroids is now up to 25 times faster thanks to new Washington State University research. more
ESA confirms asteroid will miss Earth in 2019  ESA · 5 days
Asteroid 2006 QV89, a small object 20 to 50 metres in diameter, was in the news lately because of a very... more
Small fragments of carbon-rich asteroids too fragile to survive atmospheric entry  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Ryugu and other asteroids of the common "C-class" consist of more porous material than was previously thought. Small fragments of their material are therefore too fragile... more
Image: Martian meteorite on Earth calibrates camera bound for Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Exhibit 0102.226 may look like just a rock, but this dark and patchy mass is actually a piece of Mars, ejected when an asteroid or comet struck the... more
Hayabusa2 lands on an asteroid and sends back amazing pictures to prove it  TechCrunch · 1 week
Japan's Hayabusa2 mission to the asteroid Ryugu is an ambitious one to begin with, and the team recently made the decision to... more
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe lands on asteroid to collect samples  CBC · 1 week
A Japanese spacecraft landed on a distant asteroid on Thursday and collected underground samples that scientists hope will... more
Touchdown! Incredible Photos Show 2nd Asteroid Landing by Japan's Hayabusa2  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 made a second touchdown on an asteroid called Ryugu last night (July 10) in a carefully choreographed maneuver — and the photos are incredible. more
Hayabusa2 may have just snagged bits of asteroid Ryugu’s insides  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
In its second sampling attempt, Hayabusa2 became the first spacecraft to try to pick up some of an asteroid’s guts. more
Hayabusa2: the asteroid probe seeking solar system secrets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe made its second touchdown on a distant asteroid on Thursday, in a bid to collect mineral samples that could reveal more about the solar system's evolution. more
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe makes 'perfect' touchdown on asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe made a "perfect" touchdown Thursday on a distant asteroid, collecting samples from beneath the surface in an unprecedented mission that could shed light on the origins of the solar... more
Japan's Hayabusa2 Probe Makes Second Touchdown on Asteroid  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Hayabusa2 probe landed successfully Thursday on a distant asteroid for a final touchdown, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system. more
Japan says space probe landed on asteroid to get soil sample  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Japan's space agency says data from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft indicated it successfully landed on an asteroid to get underground samples in hopes of finding clues to... more
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft just completed a historic asteroid landing - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The asteroid-chasing spacecraft pulled off another daring heist, scooping up samples from near-Earth asteroid Ryugu. more
Watch Live Now: Hayabusa2 Sampling Asteroid Ryugu  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Hayabusa2 is conducting its second sampling procedure at the asteroid Ryugu, and mission control is streaming live! more
Boop! Japanese Spacecraft Grabs Second Sample from Asteroid Ryugu  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
It looks like Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has snagged its second souvenir from asteroid Ryugu, marking one of the last major milestones of the probe's visit. more
Watch live as Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft attempts asteroid landing - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
After blasting a hole in the surface, Japan's asteroid chasing spacecraft will try to pull off an audacious space heist. more
Japan's Hayabusa2: Watch live as spacecraft samples asteroid it bombed - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
After blasting a hole in the surface, Japan's asteroid chasing spacecraft will try to pull off an audacious space heist. more
Japan's Hayabusa2 Probe Will Sample Asteroid Ryugu Tonight! Here's How to Watch  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A Japanese spacecraft is aiming to grab the first pristine sample of an asteroid to bring back to Earth tonight (July 10), and you... more
Watch Live @ 8:30 pm ET: Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Scooping Asteroid Sample  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will attempt to retrieve a sample from the surface of asteroid Ryugu today. Watch it live here! more
Astronomers Find Asteroid with Record-Short Year  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), a state-of-the-art camera at the Palomar Observatory in southern California, have spotted a very unusual asteroid, named... more
Japan's Asteroid Probe Hayabusa2 Set for Final Touchdown  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending on Wednesday for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system. more
Report Makes Case for Space-based Asteroid Tracking Telescope  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A report last month has buoyed the efforts of scientists seeking a dedicated mission to search for near Earth objects, although NASA has yet to commit to funding that mission. more
Japan's asteroid probe Hayabusa2 set for final touchdown  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending on Wednesday for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system. more
Newly Spotted Asteroid with Supershort Year Swings Closer to the Sun Than Mercury  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
By watching the skies at the brink of sunrise and shortly after nightfall, astronomers spotted a hunk of rock with the shortest-known... more
Five Reasons Future Space Travel Should Explore Asteroids  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
While the world reflects on the first flight to the moon and our future on Mars, we think asteroids — the so-called "minor planets" — deserve recognition. more
Newfound kilometer-size asteroid orbits the sun every 151 days  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have spotted an unusual asteroid with the shortest "year" known for any asteroid. The rocky body, dubbed 2019 LF6, is about a kilometer in size and circles the sun... more
Study suggests asteroids might play key role in spreading life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Picture this: A bacteria-carrying asteroid is ejected from the center of the galaxy into the far reaches of space only to be "captured" by a distant solar system,... more
Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater... more
Five reasons future space travel should explore asteroids  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On the same day that the Earth survived an expected near-miss with asteroid 367943 Duende, Russian dashcams unexpectedly captured footage of a different asteroid as it slammed into the atmosphere, exploded, and... more
Report makes case for space-based asteroid tracking telescope  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
A report last month has buoyed the efforts of scientists seeking a dedicated mission to search for near Earth objects,... more
Cute 'n' creepy SpaceBok robot made to hop on other planets - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Step aside, SpotMini. SpaceBok is the cheerfully jumpy robot built for the moon, Mars and asteroids. more
NASA Selects New Teams to Study the Moon, Mars, Asteroids and More  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA selected eight new research teams to study the moon, near-Earth asteroids and the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos. more
Asteroid Vesta originates from a cosmic 'hit-and-run' collision  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter preserves the processes of planetary formation, frozen in time. Vesta, the second largest asteroid in this belt, provides an outstanding opportunity for scientists to investigate... more
ESA’s wandering eye  ESA · 3 weeks
Discover the 1-m telescope on the volcanic island of Tenerife, Spain, providing crucial information on space debris and risky asteroids more
Four Asteroids Travel Along Tilted Orbits in Trance-Like ESA Video  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
As a spacecraft ambitiously maps over a billion stars, it is also discovering new asteroids whose orbits are mesmerizing, as seen in a new video. more
'Oumuamua is not an alien spacecraft: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On October 19, 2017, astronomers discovered the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. First spotted by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System 1 (PanSTARRS1) telescope located at the University of... more
NASA tracked small asteroid before it broke up in atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When a lightning detector on a NOAA weather satellite detected something that wasn't lightning last Saturday, a scientist at the Center for Near Earth Object Studies at NASA's... more
Celebrate the Promise of Planetary Defense This Asteroid Day  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
The quest to protect Earth from threatening asteroids is about to get a boost, as "an absolute flood of new observations" comes from a new telescope designed to scan the... more
Ready to rock  ESA · 3 weeks
We're celebrating Asteroid Day with these new Hera Mission designs on t-shirts, polos and a patch. Available now in the ESA Space Shop. more
When the dinosaurs died, lichens thrived  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
When the asteroid hit, dinosaurs weren't the only ones that suffered. Clouds of ash blocked the sun and cooled the planet's temperature, devastating plant life. But fungi, which decompose dead stuff, did well. So what happened... more
New Look at 111-Year-Old Asteroid Hit Provides Clues to Future Impacts  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Scientists reexamined the century-old mysteries surrounding an asteroid impact from 1908 in order to better understand the likelihood of these events in the future. more
When CubeSats meet an asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
SA's Hera mission for planetary defense, being designed to survey the smallest asteroid ever explored, is really three spacecraft in one. The main mothership will carry two briefcase-sized CubeSats, which will touch down on the target body. A... more
Gaia's asteroid discoveries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Animated view of more than 14 000 asteroids in our Solar System from the catalogue in the second data release of ESA's Gaia satellite, published in 2018. more
Astronomers Spotted a Car-Size Asteroid Just Hours Before Impact  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers discovered a car-size asteroid hours before it slammed into Earth and burned up in the atmosphere this past weekend, news sources report. more
Asteroid Day 2019 Is Coming Soon — Here's How to Celebrate  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
No matter where you are in the world, it's more than likely you can participate in Asteroid Day — an international event meant to raise awareness... more
When the dinosaurs died, lichens thrived  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When an asteroid smacked into the Earth 66 million years ago, it triggered mass extinctions all over the planet. The most famous victims were the dinosaurs, but early birds, insects, and other life forms took a... more
Asteroids old and new  ESA · 3 weeks
A visualisation of the orbits of asteroids observed by ESA’s Gaia satellite, including four recent discoveries more
When CubeSats meet asteroid  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s Hera mission for planetary defence, being designed to survey the smallest asteroid ever explored, is really three spacecraft in one. The main mothership will carry two briefcase-sized... more
NASA says city-smashing asteroids aren't so common - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The kind of cosmic collision that would be powerful enough to do major damage might not be coming anytime soon. more
Astronomers Spotted a Car-Size Asteroid Just Hours Before Impact  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Astronomers discovered a car-size asteroid hours before it slammed into Earth and burned up in the atmosphere this past weekend, news sources report. more
Team successfully locates incoming asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For the first time, astronomers at the University of Hawaiʻi have demonstrated that their ATLAS and Pan-STARRS survey telescopes can provide sufficient warning to move people away from the impact site of an incoming asteroid. They detected a... more
Plant seeding and panspermia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The first detection of an interstellar asteroid/comet-like object visiting the Solar system two years ago has sparked ideas about the possibility of interstellar travel. New research from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology suggests that such objects also raise far reaching... more
Tunguska revisited: 111-year-old mystery impact inspires new, more optimistic asteroid predictions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every single day, many tons of tiny rocks—smaller than pebbles—hit the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrate. Between frequent shooting stars we wish on in the night sky... more
Queen's Brian May Outlines Asteroid Deflection Mission  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
A famous astrophysicist (and guitar player) tells all about an ambitious mission to save humanity from asteroids, should one ever threaten Earth. more
Hubble is the ultimate multitasker: Discovering asteroids while it's doing other observations  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
Summer in the Northern hemisphere has arrived and with it the long, sunny days and hot, sticky nights. more
Video: ESA defending Earth  ESA · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
Summer is the season for tourists, and that includes a cosmic traveler — one that's three times the... more
Holey moly  ESA · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: Spot the trails left by asteroids in archive images from the Hubble Space Telescope more
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