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Interstellar Oumuamua Was a Dark Hydrogen Iceberg

When Canadian astronomer Robert Weryk discovered `Oumuamua passing through our Solar System with the Pan-STARRS telescope, in October 2017, it…

4 months ago

The dinosaur killing asteroid hit the Earth at the most devastating possible angle

There are bad days, and then there are really bad days. 65 million years ago, life on Earth - especially…

4 months ago

Astronomers Discover a Tiny New Temporary Moon for the Earth. Welcome to the Family 2020 CD3

Astronomers are increasingly interested in Near-Earth Objects, or NEOs. There are ongoing efforts to find them all and catalog them…

7 months ago

Asteroid Ryugu is a “Fragile Rubble Pile”

When Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft arrived at asteroid Ryugu in June 2018, it carried four small rovers with it. Hayabusa…

1 year ago

Hayabusa1’s Samples of Itokawa Turned up Water That’s Very Similar to Earth’s Oceans

A recent study of samples from the asteroid Itokawa has revealed that "dry" asteroids may have delivered up to half…

1 year ago

OSIRIS-REx has Finally Caught up with Asteroid Bennu. Let the Analysis and Sample Collection Commence!

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has reached its destination and is now in orbit around asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft travelled for over…

2 years ago

That Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua Probably Came From a Binary Star System

According to a new study by a team of Canadian astronomers, the interstellar asteroid 'Oumuamua likely came from a binary…

3 years ago

Project Lyra, a Mission to Chase Down that Interstellar Asteroid

Members of Project Lyra recently published a study advocating a mission to `Oumuamua, the first interstellar asteroid discovered to date.

3 years ago

That Interstellar Asteroid is Probably Pretty Strange Looking

A new study by a team of international researchers shows that the interstellar asteroid `Oumuamua is pretty odd in terms…

3 years ago

Astronomers Practice Responding to a Killer Asteroid”

This past October, scientists from all over the world used the flyby of asteroid 2012 TC4 to test out the…

3 years ago