near earth asteroids

DART Changed the Shape of Asteroid Dimorphos, not Just its Orbit

On September 26th, 2022, NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) collided with the asteroid Dimorphos, a moonlet that orbits the…

2 months ago

A New Space Telescope will Map the Universe and Help Protect the Earth from Asteroids

Can we secure our place in the Solar System? Not in any absolute sense because nature can be very unpredictable.…

3 months ago

Astronomers Prepare for the Next Thousand Years of Hazardous Asteroid Impacts

It is as inevitable as the rising of the Sun and the turning of the tides. Someday another large rock…

1 year ago

ESA is Building an Early Warning System for Dangerous Asteroids

The European Space Agency is working on a new mission that would act as an early warning system for dangerous,…

1 year ago

Arecibo Studied 191 Asteroids That Flew Past the Earth. All the Data are Available in a new Paper

Even from beyond the grave, Arecibo is still contributing to new discoveries. Back in October, researchers released a "treasure trove…

1 year ago

What Would Asteroid Mining do to the World's Economy?

A new study by a team of Chinese researchers examines the impact asteroid mining with have on global equity.

2 years ago

Three New Potentially Hazardous Asteroids Discovered, Including a big one That Measures 1.5 km Across

An asteroid 1.5 km across is no joke. Even a much smaller one, about the size of a house, can…

2 years ago

DART Sees Asteroid Didymos for the First Time. In two Weeks, it’ll Crash Into its Moon

The Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART) took its first picture of the asteroid system it will collide with later this…

2 years ago

Two Spacecraft Could Work Together to Capture an Asteroid and Bring it Close to Earth for Mining

Humanity seems destined to expand into the Solar System. What exactly that looks like, and how difficult and tumultuous the…

2 years ago

Samples of Asteroid Ryugu Contain More Than 20 Amino Acids

The samples obtained by Hayabusa2 have revealed that the Near Earth Asteroid Ryugu contains 20 strains of amino acids -…

2 years ago