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NASA’s DART Impact Lit Asteroid Up Like a Christmas Tree, Kept It So for Hours
NASA’s DART Impact Lit Asteroid Up Like a Christmas Tree, Kept It So for Hours

30 Sep 2022, 08:47 UTC / The James Webb Space Telescope and Hubble both captured still from before the DART impact on a distant asteroid, first pic released

 
Asteroid Takes a 14,000 MPH Punch From the Human Race, Suicidal DART Spacecraft Is No More
Asteroid Takes a 14,000 MPH Punch From the Human Race, Suicidal DART Spacecraft Is No More

27 Sep 2022, 05:51 UTC / NASA confirmed the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) impacted its target asteroid as it should, with a speed of 14,000 mph (22,530 kph)

 
SpaceX-Launched Space Bullets Could One Day Kill Sneaky Asteroids Before They Kill Us
SpaceX-Launched Space Bullets Could One Day Kill Sneaky Asteroids Before They Kill Us

17 Sep 2022, 01:50 UTC / A NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts idea explores how a range of small hypervelocity kinetic penetrators could stop asteroids from destroying Earth

 
En Route to Poke an Asteroid, DART Spacecraft Had a Baby
En Route to Poke an Asteroid, DART Spacecraft Had a Baby

16 Sep 2022, 13:44 UTC / The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) deploys the LICIACube double camera satellite to document its impact with an asteroid on September 26

 
Here’s the Didymos Asteroid, Doesn’t Know Humans Have Bad Things Planned for It
Here’s the Didymos Asteroid, Doesn’t Know Humans Have Bad Things Planned for It

8 Sep 2022, 12:12 UTC / NASA's DART spacecraft captured its first images of the Dimorphos asteroid it'll smash into back in July, compiled pic just released by the space agency

 
DART Is Not NASA's First Mission To Crash Into an Asteroid, Let's Take a Look Back
DART Is Not NASA's First Mission To Crash Into an Asteroid, Let's Take a Look Back

4 Sep 2022, 16:43 UTC / NASA has a long history of investigating asteroids and comets, as well as just smashing into them, sometimes because they wanted to

 
HERA Spacecraft Will Follow NASA's Plan To Change an Asteroid's Orbit
HERA Spacecraft Will Follow NASA's Plan To Change an Asteroid's Orbit

2 Sep 2022, 20:34 UTC / The European Space Agency is sending Hera Spacecraft to investigate the aftermath of the impact of NASA’s DART spacecraft into an asteroid

 
525-Feet Asteroid Is Right Where It Should Be for Spacecraft to Slam Into It at 15K MPH
525-Feet Asteroid Is Right Where It Should Be for Spacecraft to Slam Into It at 15K MPH

29 Aug 2022, 06:54 UTC / New telescope observations confirm the smaller Didymos asteroid will be at the calculated position for the DART impact set for September 26

 
NASA’s Bombing an Asteroid on September 26, We’re Promised No Threat to Earth
NASA’s Bombing an Asteroid on September 26, We’re Promised No Threat to Earth

24 Aug 2022, 12:01 UTC / NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is expected to impact the smaller Didymos asteroid on September 26 at 7:14 p.m. EDT

 
Here's Most Recent Proof Unshielded Mars Still Gets Bombarded From Space
Here's Most Recent Proof Unshielded Mars Still Gets Bombarded From Space

1 Aug 2022, 08:37 UTC / An most recent impact crater (possibly as young as 2014) was discovered in an image taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter back in 2020

 
Japan Finds Traces of Organic Matter on an Asteroid, The Building Blocks of Life on Earth
Japan Finds Traces of Organic Matter on an Asteroid, The Building Blocks of Life on Earth

14 Jun 2022, 09:29 UTC / The Japanese Space Agency publishes the first results of its research on asteroid Ryugu samples, initial details paint an incredible picture

 
NASA to Point Returning Spacecraft at Scary Apophis Before Asteroid’s 2029 Close Approach
NASA to Point Returning Spacecraft at Scary Apophis Before Asteroid’s 2029 Close Approach

26 Apr 2022, 07:26 UTC / NASA and the University of Arizona to send the OSIRIS spacecraft on a new mission once it returns next year, new target Apophis

 
NASA Spacecraft Completes Rigorous Testing in Preparation for Epic Space Journey
NASA Spacecraft Completes Rigorous Testing in Preparation for Epic Space Journey

5 Apr 2022, 01:35 UTC / In August, NASA's Psyche spacecraft will leave our skies and will head toward a metal-rich asteroid located somewhere between Mars and Jupiter

 
NASA Knew Exactly When an Asteroid Would Hit Earth, Could Do Nothing to Stop It
NASA Knew Exactly When an Asteroid Would Hit Earth, Could Do Nothing to Stop It

17 Mar 2022, 10:03 UTC / NASA's Scout system was able to calculate the time and general area of impact for a small asteroid last week, the fifth time this happened

 
Asteroid Detected Less Than Two Hours Before Entering Earth’s Atmosphere! Wait, What?
Asteroid Detected Less Than Two Hours Before Entering Earth’s Atmosphere! Wait, What?

16 Mar 2022, 15:58 UTC / Even though astronomers are getting better at identifying near-Earth objects, the fact remains that sometimes we are still spotting them way too late

 
Psyche Spacecraft Gears Up for Historical Journey, Gets Massive Solar Arrays
Psyche Spacecraft Gears Up for Historical Journey, Gets Massive Solar Arrays

7 Mar 2022, 21:14 UTC / NASA's Psyche spacecraft has received its massive solar arrays that will help it reach a mysterious metal-rich asteroid located between Mars and Jupiter

 
This Asteroid Made Quite a Splash on Mars, Visible From Space
This Asteroid Made Quite a Splash on Mars, Visible From Space

27 Feb 2022, 03:16 UTC / HiRISE image captured in 2009 shows a small impact crater on Mars, complete with what scientists call cemented fine materials

 
This Spacecraft Will Sail on Light to Hunt Down Its First Near-Earth Asteroid
This Spacecraft Will Sail on Light to Hunt Down Its First Near-Earth Asteroid

23 Jan 2022, 20:52 UTC / NASA's NEA Scout is a tiny spacecraft that is as big as a shoebox. Although small, it has some big plans: to chase down its first near-Earth asteroid

 
Chip-in-the-Wall Crater May Hold Clues to Mars' Past Climate
Chip-in-the-Wall Crater May Hold Clues to Mars' Past Climate

21 Jan 2022, 11:01 UTC / This small impact crater on the surface of Mars contains traces of buried ice that "can help answer questions about what the Martian climate was like long ago

 
Tiny Spacecraft Gears Up to Visit Small Asteroid, Will Use the Sun to Get There
Tiny Spacecraft Gears Up to Visit Small Asteroid, Will Use the Sun to Get There

21 Jan 2022, 01:59 UTC / NEA Scout is a tiny spacecraft that has a big goal: to reach asteroid 2020 GE, a near-Earth object smaller than a school bus