near earth objects

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

A Tiny Asteroid was Discovered Mere Hours Before it Crashed Into the Earth

Last week, a small asteroid was detected just two hours before it impacted Earth’s atmosphere. Luckily, it was only about…

2 years ago

NASA has Approved a Space Telescope That Will Scan the Skies for Dangerous Near-Earth Asteroids

A lot of the threats humanity faces come from ourselves. If we were listing them, we'd include tribalism, greed, and…

3 years ago

Astronomers Think a Meteor Came from Outside the Solar System

When 'Oumuamua was first detected on October 19th, 2017, astronomers were understandably confused about the nature of this strange object.…

5 years ago

Asteroid Phaethon breaks all the rules. It acts like a comet, it supplies particles to a meteor shower. Oh, and it’s blue

A team of astronomers recently observed Phaeton, a Near-Earth Object (NEO) that behaves like both an asteroid and a comet

6 years ago

A Mission to Deflect an Asteroid Just Moved into the Final Design and Assembly Phase

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission, which will attempt to deflect a small asteroid in 2022, recently moved into…

6 years ago

Scientists Urge Europe to Stick With “Armageddon”-style Asteroid Mission

At the European Planetary Science Conference in Riga this week, scientists urged Europe to remain committed to the AIDA asteroid…

7 years ago

NASA Discovers 72 New Asteroids Near Earth

Since 2013, the NEOWISE mission has surveyed more than 19,000 asteroids and comets and discovered 72 new Near Earth Objects…

8 years ago

NASA Says “No Chance” Small Asteroid Will Hit Earth On March 5th

On March 5th, asteroid 2013 TX68 could be making a close flyby Earth. But NASA's asteroid watchers insist there's no…

8 years ago

How Could You Capture an Asteroid?

We can't just go into space with a big butterfly net or catcher's mitt, so how in the world could…

9 years ago