Asteroid Didymos

An Upcoming Asteroid Mission Will be Able to Peer 100 Meters Under the Surface

Engineers only get one shot at making a spacecraft work as intended.  Or at least they only get one shot…

6 months ago

NASA Launches DART, to Learn how to Defend the Earth From a Future Asteroid Impact

NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) just launched and will intercept a Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) in ten months!

6 months ago

ESA Recruits Amateur Astronomers Ahead of Hera Asteroid Mission

The European Space Agency is looking to recruit amateur astronomers to help characterize possible secondary targets for the upcoming Hera…

2 years ago

Europe and US are Going to Try and Deflect an Asteroid

The ESA and NASA are getting closer to mounting the AIDA mission, which will will test the effectiveness of asteroid…

3 years ago

ESA is Planning a Mission to the Smallest Spacerock Ever Visited: the Moon of an Asteroid

For some small minority of humans, Death By Asteroid is a desirable fate. The idea probably satisfies their wonky Doomsday…

3 years ago

A Mission to Deflect an Asteroid Just Moved into the Final Design and Assembly Phase

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission, which will attempt to deflect a small asteroid in 2022, recently moved into…

4 years ago

Scientists Urge Europe to Stick With “Armageddon”-style Asteroid Mission

At the European Planetary Science Conference in Riga this week, scientists urged Europe to remain committed to the AIDA asteroid…

5 years ago

European Asteroid Smasher Could Bolster Planetary Defense

Planetary Defense is a concept very few people heard of or took seriously - that is until last week’s humongous…

9 years ago