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Comets and Interstellar Objects Could be Exporting Earth Life Out into the Milky Way

A new study suggests that comets and asteroids that graze Earth's atmosphere might be responsible for the spread of life…

3 weeks ago

Hayabusa 2 has one Last Lander it’s Going to Throw at Ryugu

JAXA recently released photos of their Hayabusa2 mission deploying target markers to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu.

2 months ago

Metallic Asteroids Might Have Had Volcanoes Erupting Molten Iron. That’s So Metal

Remember the asteroid Psyche? It's the largest known asteroid in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It's been in…

2 months ago

Watch this Amazing Video of Hayabusa 2 Picking Up a Sample from the Surface of Ryugu

A new video shows Japan's Hayabusa 2 sample return spacecraft collecting samples from asteroid Ryugu. The spacecraft has been at…

4 months ago

Asteroid 2006 QV89 Now Has a 0% Chance of Hitting Earth in September

Why report on an asteroid that has no chance of hitting Earth? Because this asteroid, known as 2006 QV89, has…

4 months ago

Hubble is the Ultimate Multitasker: Discovering Asteroids While it’s Doing Other Observations

It looks like a poster of the famous Hubble Deep Field, marked with white streaks by a child, or put…

5 months ago

The Japanese asteroid-hunter had another photo opportunity when it dropped a target marker on asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft just launched its second target marker to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu.

5 months ago

Don’t Worry About Asteroid 2006QV89. There’s Only a 1 in 7000 Chance It’ll Hit the Earth in September

Whenever scientists announce an upcoming close encounter with an asteroid, certain corners of the internet light up like the synaptic…

5 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: May 8, 2019 – Dr. Henry Hsieh talks Active Asteroids

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg &…

6 months ago

The World’s Space Agencies are Responding to a Hypothetical Asteroid Impact. You Can Watch it all Unfold Online.

Remember when Orson Welles' 1938 radio show called "The War of the Worlds" fooled people into thinking that Earth was…

7 months ago