NEAs

OSIRIS-REx Returns This Sunday!

On Sunday, September 24th, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will deliver samples from the asteroid Benny.

8 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…

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…

6 years ago

Asteroids Zipping Too Close to Earth Can Experience Seismic Activity

[/caption] An asteroid's orbit can be altered if it travels in the vicinity of Earth. But astronomers are finding the…

14 years ago