near Earth object

Space Force is Releasing Decades of Tracking Data on a Thousand Bright Meteor Fireballs

When a meteoroid enters the Earth's atmosphere at a very high speed it heats up. This heating up produces a…

6 months ago

Hayabusa2 Fires an Anti-Tank Warhead at Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft recently struck the asteroid Ryugu with an explosive payload, which will help it collect samples that could…

3 years ago

Newly Discovered House-Sized Asteroid 2017 HX4 Flew Safely Past the Earth Yesterday

A Near Earth Object (NEO) passed Earth at a distance of about 3.7 Lunar Distances on May 8th, 2017, passing…

5 years ago

NASA Invests In Radical Game-Changing Concepts For Exploration

As part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, NASA recently announced 13 radical proposals for funding and development

6 years ago

How Sentinel Will Hunt for Hidden Asteroids

Asteroids of various sizes whiz past our planet all the time. Some we know about, but many we don't, and…

8 years ago

A Parting Look at 2012 DA14: Was This a Warning Shot from Space?

Just as anticipated, on Friday, Feb. 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 passed us by, zippingĀ 27,000 kilometers (17,000 miles) above Earth's surface…

10 years ago