near earth asteroid

We’ve Found 10,000 Near-Earth Objects. How To Step Up The Search?

That pale white dot up there? No. 10,000 in a list of near-Earth objects. This rock, 2013 MZ5, was discovered June…

9 years ago

How to Spot Near-Earth Asteroid 1998 QE2 This Week

A large asteroid visits our fair corner of the solar system this week, and with a little planning you may…

9 years ago

Orion Capsule Accelerating to 2014 Launch and Eventual Asteroid Exploration

NASA is picking up the construction pace on the inaugural space-bound Orion crew capsule at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC)…

9 years ago

Asteroid 2012 DA14: Observing Prospects and How to See It

Mark your calendars: this Friday, February 15, 2013, is the close flyby of Near Earth Asteroid 2012 DA14, passing just…

9 years ago

Will Asteroid 2011 AG5 Hit Earth in 2040?

[/caption] You may have heard about an asteroid in the news this week that has a 1 in 625 chance…

10 years ago

Is the World Ready for An Asteroid Threat? Apollo’s Schweickart Pushes for Action

If we discover an asteroid heading directly towards Earth, are we ready to deal with the challenges of either deflection…

11 years ago

WISE Bags its First Near-Earth Asteroid

[/caption] Well, that didn't take long: The WISE spacecraft (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) spotted its first near-Earth asteroid on January…

12 years ago