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Earth receives tonnes of dust each year, thanks to asteroids

Earth receives tonnes of dust each year, thanks to asteroids

According to a study, around 5,000 tonnes of extraterrestial dust head toward our home planet when astronomical objects like comets and a...Read More

Did you know? Asteroid that eliminated dinosaurs gave rise to Amazon rainforest

Did you know? Asteroid that eliminated dinosaurs gave rise to Amazon rainforest

While the end-Cretaceous impact nearly 66 million years ago was catastrophic for terrestrial ecosystems worldwide, its long-term effects ...Read More

Scientists at JAXA to study the source of high heat on asteroid Ryugu

Scientists at JAXA to study the source of high heat on asteroid Ryugu

Japanese scientists will examine soil samples brought back from a distant asteroid in an attempt to find the source of heat that altered ...Read More

Japanese space agency, JAXA finds ample gas, soil from asteroid Ryugu

Japanese space agency, JAXA finds ample gas, soil from asteroid Ryugu

On December 14, a sample of grains of black sand thought to be derived from asteroid Ryugu was confirmed to be inside the sample container.

Japanese space capsule Hayabusa2 carrying asteroid samples arrives on Earth

Japanese space capsule Hayabusa2 carrying asteroid samples arrives on Earth

Tokyo: Japan's space agency said its helicopter search team has retrieved a capsule, which is carrying asteroid samples that could explai...Read More

Mission accomplished: Japanese space capsule, Hayabusa2 carrying asteroid samples lands in Australia

Mission accomplished: Japanese space capsule, Hayabusa2 carrying asteroid samples lands in Australia

It was confirmed from telemetry and Doppler data that Hayabusa2 re-entry capsule separated from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft as planned at 14...Read More

Airplane-size asteroid to cross Earth's orbit on Wednesday

Airplane-size asteroid to cross Earth's orbit on Wednesday

According to NASA which expects that the space rock will not cause any harm to our home planet.

Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to pass by Earth on September 1, says NASA

Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to pass by Earth on September 1, says NASA

NASA estimates the asteroid's relative speed at around 8.16 kilometres per second.

End of Earth? NASA says tiny asteroid may hit our planet a day before US election in November

End of Earth? NASA says tiny asteroid may hit our planet a day before US election in November

In yet another 2020 surprise, NASA data has predicted that a small asteroid heading towards the Earth has a 0.41 per cent chance of hitti...Read More

Tiny asteroid buzzes by Earth - the closest flyby on record

Tiny asteroid buzzes by Earth - the closest flyby on record

At roughly 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) across, asteroid 2020 QG is very small by asteroid standards: If it had actually been on an impa...Read More

Bend it like Mother Earth: Our planet's gravity bends asteroid just 2,950 kilometers above its surface

Bend it like Mother Earth: Our planet's gravity bends asteroid just 2,950 kilometers above its surface

Reports around an asteroid which came very close to planet Earth on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 12:08 a.m. EDT have surfaced the internet....Read More

FPJ Fast Facts: 5 things you need to know about Asteroid 2002 NH4 that will fly by Earth today

FPJ Fast Facts: 5 things you need to know about Asteroid 2002 NH4 that will fly by Earth today

Take a chill-pill. No, it will not hit Earth and will safely fly by our planet.

Asteroid twice the size of Big Ben to skim past Earth

Asteroid twice the size of Big Ben to skim past Earth

NASA’s trackers estimate the rock measures somewhere in the range of 328 feet -754 feet across - more than twice the height

Asteroid will hit Earth, predicts Elon Musk

Asteroid will hit Earth, predicts Elon Musk

A huge asteroid will eventually hit the humanity and there will be no way out, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has predicted. A monster asteroid cal...Read More

Asteroid will hit Earth, predicts Elon Musk

Asteroid will hit Earth, predicts Elon Musk

San Francisco: A huge asteroid will eventually hit the humanity and there will be no way out, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has predicted. A monst...Read More

Saturn losing its iconic rings rapidly: NASA

Saturn losing its iconic rings rapidly: NASA

Washington: Saturn is fast losing its iconic rings – at maximum estimated rate. The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a du...Read More

NASA mulls to build huge spacecraft to blow up asteroid

NASA mulls to build huge spacecraft to blow up asteroid

London: Preparing itself to deal with a potential asteroid impact, NASA has drawn up plans to build a huge nuclear spacecraft that is cap...Read More

Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1

Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1

Washington: A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, N...Read More

This asteroid avoids collision with Jupiter

This asteroid avoids collision with Jupiter

Washington: Scientists have found how an asteroid orbiting the wrong way around the Sun has been avoiding slamming into Jupiter, despite ...Read More

NASA mission tests thrusters on journey to asteroid

NASA mission tests thrusters on journey to asteroid

Washington, The US space agency has successfully maneuvered its spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu, fine-tuning its trajectory to reach ...Read More

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