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NASA's Time Capsule on the Lucy Spacecraft Carries Messages for Future Humans
NASA's Time Capsule on the Lucy Spacecraft Carries Messages for Future Humans

19 Jul 2021, 09:45 UTC · By: Cristina Mircea / NASA has put together a time capsule that will go to space aboard the Lucy spacecraft, carrying inspiring messages for the humans of the future.

 
Killer Satellites Ramming Into Asteroids Could Save the Earth From a Catastrophe
Killer Satellites Ramming Into Asteroids Could Save the Earth From a Catastrophe

5 Jul 2021, 11:23 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / Only 3 years left until a potential asteroid impact, and the fastest solution to prevent it would involve turning commercial satellites into "rams"

 
ESA Spacecraft to Rush Toward Asteroid to See How NASA Deflection Mission Went
ESA Spacecraft to Rush Toward Asteroid to See How NASA Deflection Mission Went

6 Jun 2021, 07:29 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The European Space Agency will send a mission to the asteroid NASA is planning to impact and divert a bit to see the damage

 
There Are 25K Asteroids Out There, and NASA Proved We Can’t Stop a Single One
There Are 25K Asteroids Out There, and NASA Proved We Can’t Stop a Single One

5 Jun 2021, 07:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA released the latest near-Earth asteroid count: there are over 25,000 that we know of, and possibly 15,000 more we know nothing about

 
Animation Shows NASA’s Plan to Smash a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid to Deflect It
Animation Shows NASA’s Plan to Smash a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid to Deflect It

23 May 2021, 06:53 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA is getting ready to send a spacecraft on a collision course with an asteroid to see how impact could change the celestial body's trajectory

 
Asteroid Hits Europe as NASA and Others Unable to Stop It in Impact Game
Asteroid Hits Europe as NASA and Others Unable to Stop It in Impact Game

15 May 2021, 08:50 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The 7th IAA Planetary Defense Conference simulated impact game found that with our current technology we would be unable to stop asteroids from hitting Earth

 
NASA Is Playing Asteroid Impact Games to See How the World Would React
NASA Is Playing Asteroid Impact Games to See How the World Would React

27 Apr 2021, 08:11 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA, JPL, and ESA come together in Vienna to develop another response scenario in case of high chance of asteroid impact

 
Images of NASA-Damaged Asteroid Coming Our Way as OSIRIS Completes Flyby
Images of NASA-Damaged Asteroid Coming Our Way as OSIRIS Completes Flyby

8 Apr 2021, 11:30 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA's OSIRIS spacecraft completed its last flyby of asteroid Bennu, Earth now waiting for the captured images to make it back home

 
NASA Spacecraft Damaged an Asteroid, Soon We’ll Know Just How Much
NASA Spacecraft Damaged an Asteroid, Soon We’ll Know Just How Much

2 Apr 2021, 08:50 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA's OSIRIS spacecraft to conduct a close flyby of the Bennu asteroid on April 7 to see the damage it caused while collecting samples

 
Asteroid Apophis to Leave Earth Alone for a Century, Still Scary-Close in 2029
Asteroid Apophis to Leave Earth Alone for a Century, Still Scary-Close in 2029

1 Apr 2021, 07:46 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Asteroid Apophis is not in the position to strike Earth in 2068, will still make a scary 20,000 miles flyby of Earth in 2029

 
Psyche Is NASA’s Next Target, Spacecraft Bound for It Cleared for Assembly
Psyche Is NASA’s Next Target, Spacecraft Bound for It Cleared for Assembly

7 Feb 2021, 18:14 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA planning a mission to study the Psyche asteroid in the asteroid belt, spacecraft meant for it was cleared for assembly

 
Spaceship With Impossible Name Coming Back to Earth With Asteroid Samples
Spaceship With Impossible Name Coming Back to Earth With Asteroid Samples

27 Jan 2021, 15:36 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA says the OSIRIS-Rex sample collection spacecraft will begin its journey home on May 10, will arrive on Earth in 2023

 
Alien Technology Passed Earth in 2017 With Oumuamua, Professor Avi Loeb Explains
Alien Technology Passed Earth in 2017 With Oumuamua, Professor Avi Loeb Explains

6 Jan 2021, 09:19 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy stands by his old theory that Oumuamua was no regular asteroid but a piece of alien debris

 
Japan Lands Spacecraft on an Asteroid a Second Time, Photos Show the Alien World
Japan Lands Spacecraft on an Asteroid a Second Time, Photos Show the Alien World

12 Jul 2019, 08:53 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Hayabusa2 mission lands on Asteroid Ryugu for a second time, this time sends back more and much clearer photos of the asteroid surface

 
Asteroid Apophis Nears Earth on April 13, 2029, Spacecraft Could Greet It
Asteroid Apophis Nears Earth on April 13, 2029, Spacecraft Could Greet It

1 May 2019, 14:00 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / On Friday, April 13, 2029 an asteroid named after the Egyptian God of Chaos will come 31,000 km (19,000 miles) from Earth

 
Asteroid Heading for Earth in NASA Tabletop Exercise
Asteroid Heading for Earth in NASA Tabletop Exercise

25 Apr 2019, 09:04 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / According to the scenario a potentially hazardous asteroid was discovered on March 26, and has a 1 in 100 chance of hitting the Earth

 
Japan Bombed an Asteroid and There’s Video to Prove It
Japan Bombed an Asteroid and There’s Video to Prove It

24 Apr 2019, 15:00 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Hayabusa2 drops a 2.5-kg copper projectile onto asteroid Ryugu to form a crater and collect sample that are to be sent to Earth

 
SpaceX to Launch NASA’s DART Asteroid Deflector
SpaceX to Launch NASA’s DART Asteroid Deflector

15 Apr 2019, 15:57 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / SPaceX selected by NASA to launch the Double Asteroid Redirection Test in space in early 2021 as the first human attempt to change course of a space rock

 
NASA Finds Traces of Water on Asteroid Bennu
NASA Finds Traces of Water on Asteroid Bennu

11 Dec 2018, 08:16 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA believes Bennu, a carbonaceous primitive B-type asteroid, had some time in the past been part of a much larger body capable of holding liquid water

 
OSIRIS Spacecraft Reaches Asteroid Bennu to Pick Up Samples
OSIRIS Spacecraft Reaches Asteroid Bennu to Pick Up Samples

4 Dec 2018, 12:30 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / OSIRIS Spacecraft will soon begin operations around the Bennu asteroid in its attempt to pick up a sample and bring it back to Earth