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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Could Find More of Earth’s Transient Moons

A team of astronomers estimates that the LSST (which will be operational in 2020) will allow us to learn more…

2 months 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.…

9 months 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Scientists Propose An Asteroid Nuke Mission To Save Earth From Potential Destruction

NASA's HAMMER (Hyper-velocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response) is a plan to protect us from asteroids, either with kinetic…

2 years ago

Impending Asteroid Flyby Will be a Chance to Test NASA’s Planetary Defense Network!

This October, an asteroid will pass Earth by, thus giving NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) a chance to test…

2 years ago

A New NASA Cumulative Time in Space Record

Upon his return to Earth, astronaut Jeff Williams will have established a new record for most time spent in space,…

3 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…

4 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…

4 years ago

Small Asteroids, Bread Flour, and a Dutch Physicist’s 150-year Old Theory

[/caption] No, it's not the Universe Puzzle No. 3; rather, it's an intriguing result from recent work into the strange…

10 years ago