Asteroids
Asteroidthreats.com - New Site about Hazardous Asteroids Launched  ASTRO WATCH · 54 minutes
Astrowatch.net team is proud to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to asteroids, comets, meteroids and other objects... more
The Moon Has Two Faces. This Cosmic Crash May Be Why  SPACE.COM · 13 hours
Ours is a moon with two faces: The nearside boasts a thinner and smoother crust, the farside is dotted by impact craters left nearly undisturbed by... more
Giant impact caused difference between Moon's hemispheres  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The stark difference between the Moon's heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the Earth-facing nearside has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, new evidence about the Moon's crust suggests the differences were caused... more
Giant impact caused difference between Moon's hemispheres  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The stark difference between the Moon's heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the Earth-facing nearside has puzzled scientists for decades. more
Here are the winners of the 2019 Nebula Awards  THE VERGE · 3 days
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is holding its Nebula Awards conference in Los Angeles this... more
Planetary scientists unravel mystery of Egyptian desert glass  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A Curtin University researcher has solved a nearly 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite impact, rather than atmospheric airburst, in findings that... more
The moon is still geologically active, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
We tend to think of the moon as the archetypal "dead" world. Not only is there no life, almost all its volcanic activity died out billions of years ago. Even the youngest... more
How Earth Life Could Come Back from a Sterilizing Asteroid Impact  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Supervillains take note: Even the biggest and baddest asteroids may not be 100% effective as a doomsday devices. more
Rage 2 blasts its way onto Xbox and PC  Windows Central · 1 week
Rage 2 takes crazy shooter action to the next level. Today, Bethesda released Rage 2 to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC owners. The game is a first-person shooter which... more
Newly Discovered House-sized Asteroid 2019 JK3 to Fly By Earth on Monday  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A newly detected house-sized asteroid, designated 2019 JK3, is expected to fly by the Earth on Monday, May 13, at around 21:59 UTC. The... more
NASA Will Aim a DART at Target Asteroid in Upcoming Deflection Test  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Telescopes and spacecraft are already watching the skies for potentially hazardous asteroids, but what could be done to actually deflect a dangerous object heading... more
On This Day in Space! May 9, 2003: Japan Launches Hayabusa Mission to Asteroid  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On May 9, 2003, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the first-ever asteroid sample return mission, Hayabusa. See how it... more
Even If We Can Stop a Dangerous Asteroid, Being Human May Mean We Don't Succeed  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
To err is human, and that saying doesn't magically become moot just because the stakes are high. more
NASA’s First Planetary Defense Technology Demonstration to Collide with Asteroid in 2022  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – NASA’s first mission to demonstrate a planetary defense technique – will get one chance to hit its... more
New York City Has Been Obliterated in a New Asteroid-Impact Simulation  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
New York City, home to 8.6 million people and one hot duck, has perished in an apocalyptic meteor strike … in a simulation. more
New York City Has Been Obliterated in a New Asteroid-Impact Simulation  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Fake New York City exploded in a fake asteroid impact that was just a simulation, but the danger is very real. more
NASA Spacecraft to Collide a Small Moonlet in 2022  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
NASA revealed on Monday details about its plan to hit a small moonlet target in a double asteroid system with a spacecraft in 2022. more
Boulders on Diamond-Shaped Asteroids Hint at Dusty Landslides  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Scientists looked at the boulders found on two diamond-shaped asteroids to glean information about the way asteroids morphed over time. more
A Fake Asteroid Headed to Earth Can Really Make You Think  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
It's one thing to talk about the possibility of an asteroid striking Earth and what humanity could do about it; it's a very different thing to... more
Hera's APEX CubeSat Will Reveal the Stuff That Asteroids Are Made Of  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
From Earth asteroids appear as little more than dots in the sky. Europe’s miniature APEX spacecraft will operate as a mineral prospector in deep... more
Killer asteroid flattens New York in simulation exercise  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
After devastating the French Riviera in 2013, destroying Dhaka in 2015 and saving Tokyo in 2017, an international asteroid impact simulation ended Friday with its latest disaster—New York in ruins. more
Researchers Find Water in Samples from Asteroid Itokawa  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Two cosmochemists at Arizona State University have made the first-ever measurements of water contained in samples from the surface of... more
How NASA's DART could save the planet from a killer asteroid video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Top scientists from around the world met this week to stop a simulated killer-asteroid from crashing into Earth. We take... more
This Scientist Is Creating Fictional Asteroids to Save Humanity from Armageddon  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
It's a nightmare (fictional) scenario to imagine: a large asteroid headed directly for a major American city less than eight years after astronomers spotted the space... more
Image: Ries crater, Germany  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over an area in southern Germany, where approximately 15 million years ago an asteroid crashed through Earth's atmosphere. The high-speed impact formed what is now known as the Ries crater. Although difficult to spot... more
Ries crater  ESA · 3 weeks
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over southern Germany, where an asteroid impact formed what is now known as the Ries crater more
Hera’s APEX CubeSat will reveal the stuff that asteroids are made of  ESA · 3 weeks
From Earth asteroids appear as little more than dots in the sky. Europe’s miniature APEX spacecraft will operate as a mineral prospector in deep... more
How did the Earth get its water? Asteroid sample gives a surprising answer  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Water is essential for life on Earth and is one of our most precious natural resources. But considering how our planet formed,... more
FRIPON camera atop ESTEC  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Asteroid researcher Kristiane Schmidt and ESA data technician Andrea Toni inspect a camera fixed to the five-storey-high rooftop of ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands, keeping a constant watch for fireballs – very bright meteors burning up in the atmosphere. more
How Do You Stop a Hypothetical Asteroid From Hitting Earth? NASA's On It.  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Imagine humans get eight years of warning that a large asteroid might be on a collision course with Earth. Could we do... more
Half of Earth's water may have come from ancient asteroid collisions - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Asteroid samples returned to Earth in 2010 provide new evidence of an extraterrestrial origin for half the planet's water. more
Water found in samples from asteroid Itokawa  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Cosmochemists have made the first-ever measurements of water contained in samples from the surface of an asteroid. more
Water Found in Tiny Dust Particles from Asteroid Itokawa  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Scientists have found traces of water in dust grains from the peanut-shaped asteroid Itokawa, and the discovery could shed light on how Earth got its water. more
Water has been found in the dust of an asteroid thought to be bone-dry  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Scientists detected water in bits of an asteroid thought to be devoid of the liquid. Such space rocks might have... more
New clues to ancient water on Itokawa  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
We performed the first measurements of hydrogen isotopic composition and water content in nominally anhydrous minerals collected by the Hayabusa mission from the S-type asteroid Itokawa. The hydrogen isotopic composition (D) of the measured... more
Researchers find water in samples from asteroid Itokawa  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two cosmochemists at Arizona State University have made the first-ever measurements of water contained in samples from the surface of an asteroid. The samples came from asteroid Itokawa and were collected by... more
Hera's CubeSat to perform first radar probe of an asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Small enough to be an aircraft carry-on, the Juventas spacecraft nevertheless has big mission goals. Once in orbit around its target body, Juventas will unfurl an antenna larger... more
Hera’s CubeSat to perform first radar probe of an asteroid  ESA · 3 weeks
Small enough to be an aircraft carry-on, the Juventas spacecraft nevertheless has big mission goals. Once... more
6 Asteroids Will Buzz Earth Within a 2-Year Span and Scientists are Psyched  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Buckle your seat belts, Earthlings — the late 2020s will offer an incredible spree of close asteroid flybys, and none will pose... more
NASA: Threat of Earth-destroying asteroid must be taken seriously  Sky News · 3 weeks
The head of NASA has warned that it is time to take the threat of an Earth-destroying asteroid seriously. more
Now what?  ESA · 3 weeks
Some day in the future, an asteroid might be detected heading toward our home planet. What on Earth happens next? Our new infographic highlights the international response process more
What if an Asteroid Was About to Hit Earth? Scientists Ponder Question  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The sixth International Planetary Defense Conference has begun at the University of Maryland's campus in College Park. more
What if an asteroid was about to hit Earth? Scientists ponder question  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Here's a hypothetical: a telescope detects an asteroid between 100 and 300 meters in diameter racing through our solar system at 14 kilometers per... more
Gaia’s First Asteroid Discoveries  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
While scanning the sky to chart a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, ESA’s Gaia satellite is also sensitive to celestial bodies closer to home, and regularly... more
Scientists planning now for asteroid flyby a decade away  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On April 13, 2029, a speck of light will streak across the sky, getting brighter and faster. At one point it will travel more than the width of the full... more
It's Time to Get Serious About Asteroid Threats, NASA Chief Says  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had been a member of Congress for just one month when a large asteroid fell through the atmosphere above the Russian city... more
Gaia's first asteroid discoveries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
While scanning the sky to chart a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, ESA's Gaia satellite is also sensitive to celestial bodies closer to home, and regularly observes asteroids in our solar system. more
Gaia’s new asteroids  ESA · 3 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: While charting the stars, Gaia also observes asteroids and occasionally spots new ones more
Protecting our planet  ESA · 3 weeks
Asteroid impact 2028: In a fictional dramatisation, ESA has been monitoring an asteroid en route to strike Earth, although a crucial piece of information - where it might hit -... more
NASA, FEMA, International Partners Plan Asteroid Impact Exercise  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
While headlines routinely report on "close shaves" and "near-misses" when near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as asteroids or comets pass relatively... more
New images show asteroid hit by Japanese spacecraft  Sky News · 4 weeks
Japan's space agency have released new images showing the aftermath of a man-made explosion on an asteroid in space. more
Pictures confirm Hayabusa2 made a crater in asteroid Ryugu  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
Hayabusa2’s crater-blasting success, confirmed by an image beamed back from the spacecraft, paves the way to grab subsurface asteroid dust. more
Hypothetical impact  ESA · 4 weeks
Follow ESA's first-ever live coverage of a hypothetical asteroid impact exercise from the international Planetary Defense Conference more
Secrets of Tiniest Star Ever Measured Revealed by Passing Asteroids  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers found the size of the smallest star measured to date by tracking the shadows of nearby asteroids. more
The day the asteroid might hit  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For the first time, ESA will cover a major international asteroid impact exercise live via social media, highlighting the the actions that might be taken by scientists, space agencies and civil protection organisations. more
The day the asteroid might hit  ESA · 4 weeks
For the first time, ESA will cover a major international asteroid impact exercise live via social media, highlighting the the actions that might be... more
Japan Blasted a Crater on Asteroid Ryugu and Here's the Photo Proof  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
A Japanese spacecraft successfully blasted a crater into a space rock called Ryugu, the mission confirmed April 25, releasing an animation showing how the... more
Asteroid Named After Chinese Astrophysicist  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
An asteroid has been named after leading Chinese astrophysicist Zhou Youyuan, with approval from the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the China Science Daily reported Monday.Asteroid Zhouyouyuan,... more
Japanese spacecraft's cannonball scars asteroid for life - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
JAXA says it's surprised by the size of the artificial crater its Hayabusa2 mission created on asteroid Ryugu. more
How to destroy an asteroid without nuking each other first  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the event of an asteroid heading to Earth and likely to cause catastrophic damage, an Armageddon-style nuclear explosion may well be our best line of defence. But... more
New Rage 2 trailer summarizes its grisly post-apocalyptic content  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Rage 2 keeps on getting crazier! Rage 2 is a first-person shooter which takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. Following a catastrophic asteroid impact, Earth is in ruin and numerous... more
Japan creates first artificial crater on asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Japanese scientists have succeeded in creating what they called the first-ever artificial crater on an asteroid, a step towards shedding light on how the solar system evolved, the country's space agency said Thursday. more
NASA Planning Asteroid Impact Exercise Next Week  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Participants in this exercise will discuss potential preparations for asteroid reconnaissance and deflection missions and planning for mitigation of a potential impact's effects, NASA said. more
NASA, FEMA, international partners plan asteroid impact exercise  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
NASA and other U.S. agencies and space science institutions, along with international partners, will participate in a 'tabletop exercise' that will play out a realistic -- but fictional -- scenario for an... more
NASA and FEMA are contingency planning for a potential asteroid armageddon  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
When it comes to planning for a potential asteroid strike on planet Earth, The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency don’t... more
NASA, FEMA and International Partners are planning an asteroid impact exercise  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
When it comes to planning for a potential asteroid strike on planet Earth, The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency don’t... more
Asteroid Bennu Goes Technicolor in 3-D NASA View  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
A space rock called Bennu is getting its close-up: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to explore the asteroid has entered a new phase of detailed survey work. more
Asteroid Bennu Goes Technicolor in 3-D NASA View  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
A space rock called Bennu is getting its close-up: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to explore the asteroid has entered a new phase of detailed survey work. more
Ryugu Proves Perilous Target in Asteroid-Mining Thriller 'Delta-V'  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
In "Delta-V" (Dutton, 2019) by Daniel Suarez, out today (April 23), an unpredictable billionaire recruits an adventurous cave diver to join the first-ever effort to mine an asteroid. more
Now You Can Watch Japan's Hayabusa2 Shoot a Bomb at an Asteroid  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
On April 4, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft tossed a bomb at a space rock and watched the impactor soar toward the asteroid, called Ryugu. more
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