NEOWISE Spots a “Weirdo” Comet

NASA's NEOWISE mission -- formerly known as just WISE -- has identified the first comet of its new near-Earth object…

8 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – January 31, 2014: No Black Holes?!?

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Brian Koberlein, Morgan Rehnberg, David Dickinson, Jason Major, Nicole Gugliucci (more…)

8 years ago

After A Long Nap, NEOWISE Springs Into Action With Asteroid Discoveries

If anything, NASA's asteroid-hunting spacecraft seems to be refreshed after going into forced hibernation for 2.5 years. In the first…

8 years ago

How A New Family Tree of Space Rocks Could Better Protect Earth

In perhaps the neatest astronomical application of geneology yet, astronomers found 28 "hidden" families of asteroids that could eventually show…

8 years ago

Earth’s First Trojan Asteroid Discovered

[/caption] The first known "Trojan" asteroid in Earth's orbit has been discovered. A Trojan asteroid shares an orbit with a…

10 years ago

Mission Complete: NEOWISE Concludes Hunt for Near-Earth Objects

[/caption] The WISE spacecraft has completed a special mission called NEOWISE, looking for small bodies in the solar system, and…

11 years ago