near earth asteroids

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…

3 weeks 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.

3 months 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…

3 months 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…

5 months 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…

7 months 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 -…

8 months ago

20% of Twilight Observations Contain Satellite Passes

Starlink trails are now commonly seen in images looking for near Earth asteroids.

1 year ago

What Are Your Options When you’ve Only Got Hours or Days to Prevent an Asteroid Impact?

Imagine a scenario where we detect an asteroid heading straight for Earth. Imagine that it will arrive in a couple…

1 year ago

You Can Blow Up an Asteroid Just a few Months Before it Hits Earth and Prevent 99% of the Damage

So far, the battle between life on Earth and asteroids has been completely one-sided. But not for long. Soon, we'll…

1 year ago

There are Many Metal-Rich Asteroids Nearby to Investigate

Usually, when the topic of asteroid mining comes up, thoughts turn to the riches of the asteroid belt between Mars…

1 year ago