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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 · By: Florina Spînu / 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 · By: Daniel Patrascu / 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 · By: Florina Spînu / 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

 
Don’t Look Up, Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Will Zip by Earth at 47,000 MPH Next Week
Don’t Look Up, Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Will Zip by Earth at 47,000 MPH Next Week

12 Jan 2022, 09:36 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies says an asteroid 1.1 km (0.68 miles) in diameter will zip by Earth at over 47,000 mph next week

 
Dozens of Secondary Impact Craters Are All That’s Left of an Ancient Martian Drama
Dozens of Secondary Impact Craters Are All That’s Left of an Ancient Martian Drama

3 Jan 2022, 13:21 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / At times, the main impact craters on Mars are so old that any connection they had with secondary craters is erased, complicating the work of scientists

 
NASA's Spacecraft Prepares for a Memorable Journey to a Strange Metallic Asteroid
NASA's Spacecraft Prepares for a Memorable Journey to a Strange Metallic Asteroid

26 Dec 2021, 05:30 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / In 2022, NASA's spacecraft Psyche will start its long space journey to get to a potato-shaped asteroid unusually rich in metal

 
NASA’s DART Spacecraft Looks Around as It Heads Toward Killer Asteroid
NASA’s DART Spacecraft Looks Around as It Heads Toward Killer Asteroid

23 Dec 2021, 15:09 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / Earlier this month, NASA's DART spacecraft opened its "eyes" to gaze into the darkness of space as it travels toward the Didymos asteroid for its doom

 
Asteroids Hitting the Moon Is Not Something We’d Like to See for Real
Asteroids Hitting the Moon Is Not Something We’d Like to See for Real

2 Dec 2021, 15:48 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Simulation video shows how asteroid impacts on the Moon may appear as seen from here on Earth, sight is truly frightening

 
Psyche Mission Going After Metal Planetary Cores, Cool Blue Light Is What Makes It Go
Psyche Mission Going After Metal Planetary Cores, Cool Blue Light Is What Makes It Go

27 Nov 2021, 11:24 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Psyche mission is set to depart in the summer of 2022 and travel 300 million miles (480 million km) to meet with an nickel-iron planet core

 
Fastest Orbiting Asteroid in Our Solar System Has Uncertain Origins and Explosive Future
Fastest Orbiting Asteroid in Our Solar System Has Uncertain Origins and Explosive Future

9 Oct 2021, 10:55 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Named 2021 PH27, a recently-dsicovered asteroid moves around the Sun once every 113 days, making it the fastest of its kind that we know of

 
The UAE Will Send a Spacecraft on a 2.2 Billion-Mile Journey to Explore the Asteroid Belt
The UAE Will Send a Spacecraft on a 2.2 Billion-Mile Journey to Explore the Asteroid Belt

6 Oct 2021, 21:40 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / The United Arab Emirates has recently announced plans to launch a new interplanetary mission to explore the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter

 
NASA Spacecraft Will Use Solar Electric Propulsion to Reach Rare Metal Asteroid
NASA Spacecraft Will Use Solar Electric Propulsion to Reach Rare Metal Asteroid

22 Sep 2021, 00:39 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / NASA's Psyche spacecraft will use solar electric propulsion for the first time to get to an unusual metal-rich asteroid, located 1.5 billion miles away.

 
We May Know Where the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Came From. How Does That Help Us?
We May Know Where the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Came From. How Does That Help Us?

19 Sep 2021, 09:06 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A team of scientists believe to have pinpointed the origin of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, also say that region of space is very active

 
Martian Impact Crater Looks Like a Huge Gladiator Arena Shot From a Drone
Martian Impact Crater Looks Like a Huge Gladiator Arena Shot From a Drone

5 Sep 2021, 07:42 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / An impact crater on the Martian surface, seen through the HiRISE camera orbiting hundreds of miles above the planet, looks like a gladiator arena

 
Interstellar Adventure "JETT" Tasks You With Finding a New Home for Humanity
Interstellar Adventure "JETT" Tasks You With Finding a New Home for Humanity

27 Aug 2021, 23:19 UTC · By: Cosmin Vasile / Carve out the future of your people in an unusual interstellar action adventure that will alight on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on October 5

 
The Solar System Keeps Throwing Rocks at Us. Next Year, We’ll Throw Something Back
The Solar System Keeps Throwing Rocks at Us. Next Year, We’ll Throw Something Back

22 Aug 2021, 08:46 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Come next fall, humans will know for sure if asteroid deflection is something that can be considered in the fight to defend our planet from space rocks

 
Humans Poked an Asteroid. Next Century, the Asteroid Might Poke Back
Humans Poked an Asteroid. Next Century, the Asteroid Might Poke Back

21 Aug 2021, 09:00 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / After crunching in all the number from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, NASA is confident it now know more about the possible trajectories of asteroid Bennu

 
NASA Will Try to Deflect an Asteroid, Space Impact Coming Next Fall
NASA Will Try to Deflect an Asteroid, Space Impact Coming Next Fall

17 Aug 2021, 11:50 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft "ready to complete its final system testing and reviews before shipping to the launch site."

 
Chances of Hazardous Asteroid Hitting Earth Are Higher Than Scientists Thought
Chances of Hazardous Asteroid Hitting Earth Are Higher Than Scientists Thought

12 Aug 2021, 09:31 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / In a new study published on Tuesday in the journal Icarus, NASA has used data from the agency's OSIRIS spacecraft to better estimate Bennu's orbital trajectory.

 
Ghost Crater Shows Skid Mark-Like Features in This Photo From Mars
Ghost Crater Shows Skid Mark-Like Features in This Photo From Mars

2 Aug 2021, 15:22 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE camera captures a so-called ghost crater in a Martian region called Utopia Planitia, edge looks like skid marks