Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

NASA’s New Asteroid Impact Monitoring System Comes Online

An asteroid striking Earth is a genuine possibility. There are tens of thousands of asteroids classified as Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs),…

2 months ago

NASA Launches DART, to Learn how to Defend the Earth From a Future Asteroid Impact

NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) just launched and will intercept a Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) in ten months!

2 months ago

What Are Your Options When you’ve Only Got Hours or Days to Prevent an Asteroid Impact?

Imagine a scenario where we detect an asteroid heading straight for Earth. Imagine that it will arrive in a couple…

3 months ago

You Can Blow Up an Asteroid Just a few Months Before it Hits Earth and Prevent 99% of the Damage

So far, the battle between life on Earth and asteroids has been completely one-sided. But not for long. Soon, we'll…

4 months ago

OSIRIS-Rex got to Know Bennu Really Well. Apparently, There’s now a 1-in-1,750 Chance That it’ll hit Earth by 2300

Asteroid Bennu is one of the two most hazardous known asteroids in our Solar System. Luckily, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral…

6 months 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…

6 years ago

Hunting for “Minimoons” Orbiting Earth

It’s an engaging thought experiment. What if Earth had multiple moons?  Our world has one large natural satellite, just over…

7 years ago

Will an Asteroid Smack Jupiter in 2022?

A recent space rock discovery has sent a minor buzz through the community that tracks such objects. And as usual,…

8 years ago

Student Aids In Tracking Down Near Earth Asteroids

[/caption] It's one of the scariest scenarios that could face Earth. Can you imagine an asteroid impact? Even if it…

10 years ago