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  • NASA Hubble Space Telescope captures asteroid Gault coming apart
    SpaceNASA Hubble Space Telescope captures asteroid Gault coming apart

    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a small asteroid that is spinning fast and throwing out debris in a process of splitting apart.

    8 months ago
  • Asteroid Bennu new discovery explains its decreasing rotation period: NASA
    SpaceAsteroid Bennu new discovery explains its decreasing rotation period: NASA

    NASA's OSIRIS-REx has come up with new discovery about the asteroid Bennu. In the asteroid sampling mission scientists have observed particle plumes erupting from the surface of Bennu. To inform, the asteroid bears the size of the pyramid at Giza and Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft began orbiting it on December 31.

    8 months ago
  • NASA alert: Asteroid 2019 DN to scan Earth at 16000mph
    EnvironmentNASA alert: Asteroid 2019 DN to scan Earth at 16000mph

    NASA, the US-based space agency has warned that an asteroid named 2019 DN, also known as Near Earth Object (NEO) will scan Earth today, March 8. The space agency has located the asteroid through its advanced tech. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers have predicted that closest approach will occur at 4:19 pm GMT.

    8 months ago
  • Big Ben asteroid is heading towards Earth, NASA warns
    SpaceBig Ben asteroid is heading towards Earth, NASA warns

    Life on the Earth is at risk as an asteroid the size of Big Ben is heading towards our planet, NASA warns. Dubbed as 2013 MD8, the space rock will make a ‘close approach’ to our planet tomorrow afternoon, at which point it will be travel at a staggering speed of 30,422 miles/hour.

    9 months ago
  • Heart-Shaped Meteorite up for sale this Valentine's Day
    Science NewsHeart-Shaped Meteorite up for sale this Valentine's Day

    This Valentine's week, there will be a big sale of rare heart-shaped meteorite. Are you interested? Yes, Christie has announced the auction of 9-inch long meteorite between Feb. 6 and Feb. 14, just in time for Valentine's Day. The rare meteorite originated from one of the greatest meteorite showers in several thousand years.

    9 months ago
  • NASAs asteroid sampling probe snaps picture of asteroid Bennu
    SpaceNASAs asteroid sampling probe snaps picture of asteroid Bennu

    NASA's first asteroid-sampling mission OSIRIS-REx, which went into orbit around asteroid Bennu on New Year's Eve, has captured incredible photographs of the smallest ever celestial body to be orbited by a spacecraft.

    10 months ago
  • Trash bag like long object is floating above Earth, say scientists
    SpaceTrash bag like long object is floating above Earth, say scientists

    While studying the inside-out of the Earth, astronomers have spotted a mysterious "empty trash bag" floating above Earth.

    10 months ago
  • NASA spacecraft breaks record, enters orbit around Bennu
    SpaceNASA spacecraft breaks record, enters orbit around Bennu

    Seems like, the year 2019 would be a great one for space industry. In the recent development, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft broke a record after successfully entering into orbit around the asteroid Bennu, the smallest cosmic object ever to be orbited by a spacecraft.

    11 months ago
  • Meteor shower in 2019 could come with loads of surprises: Inside story
    SpaceMeteor shower in 2019 could come with loads of surprises: Inside story

    It is likely that the Earth will witness a massive meteor shower in the year 2019. A new calculation by Mark Boslough, a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, shows that tree-fall pattern in Siberia is consistent with an asteroid coming from the same area in the sky as the Taurid meteor swarm. The Taurids meteor showers occur twice a year, in late June and late October or early November. Generally Beta Taurid shower takes place in the month of June. They strike during the day, when sunlight washes out the "shooting stars" that are visible during the nighttime meteor shower later in the year.

    11 months ago
  • Traces of water found in 17 asteroids
    SpaceTraces of water found in 17 asteroids

    Japanese infrared satellite AKARI has discovered evidences of water in 17 asteroids. It is for the first time that scientists have found water traces which will possibly to the understanding of water distribution in our solar system. Also, the new discovery will help scientists to dig out the facts about evolution of asteroids and origin of water on Earth.

    11 months ago