near earth asteroids

Astronomers Have Discovered a 2-km Asteroid Orbiting Closer to the Sun than Venus

Astronomers have painstakingly built models of the asteroid population, and those models predict that there will be ~1 km sized…

5 days ago

An Asteroid has been Found that Orbits the Sun Closer than Venus

Astronomers at Caltech's Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) have discovered an asteroid that orbits inside Venus. Though other asteroids have a…

8 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Sorry Hollywood, it’s Going to Take a Lot More to Destroy an Asteroid

A new study from John Hopkins University has shown that blowing up asteroids might be harder than we thought.

2 years ago

Steam-Powered Spacecraft Could Explore the Asteroid Belt Forever, Refueling Itself in Space

A partnership between Honeybee Robotics and the University of Central Florida has produced the first steam-powered spacecraft for asteroid mining.

2 years ago

Hayabusa’s Target Itokawa Formed 4.6 Billion Years Ago, But Then it Was Smashed Up About 1.5 Billion Years Ago

According to new research by a team of Japanese researchers, samples from the Itokawa asteroid provide new clues to the…

2 years ago

Earth’s Mini-Moons are the Perfect Targets to Test Out Asteroid Mining

A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that "mini-moons" will soon be detectable, and could provide opportunities…

2 years ago

A Long Exposure Hubble Image of a Galaxy Cluster Also Turned up 22 Asteroids

While observing a distant galaxy cluster, an image taken by Hubble was photobombed by 22 previously undetected asteroids.

2 years ago

There’s a Hard Rock Rain on the Moon, We Can See it From Earth

In the hopes of telling us more about Near-Earth Objects, the NELIOTA project has begun to study bright flashes on…

3 years ago