NASA will reveal new findings about near-Earth asteroids during a press conference this Thursday on September 29, which will take place at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) Thursday at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and it will have “implications for future research”.
NASA has announced its newest undersea mission, a 13-day voyage 60 feet (18 meters) into the Atlantic Ocean to simulate a trip to an asteroid.
Observations from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission indicate the family of asteroids some believed was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs is not likely the culprit, keeping open the case on one of Earth’s greatest mysteries.
Scientists at the German Aerospace Center created 3D-image and video of asteroid Vesta. They managed to do this through the data obtained by space probe Dawn, which studies Vesta from July 2011, being in orbit of the asteroid.
According to scientists the precious metals that we see on Earth today may be largely heavenly in nature, coming from the sky billions of years ago. Back when the Earth was just forming, the materials that make up the planet were combining and differentiating into layers by weight, lighter materials floated to the surface and now make up Earth’s crust, while heavier materials such as iron sank to the planet’s interior.
NASA Dawn Spacecraft transmitted to Earth new image of asteroid Vesta made with the closest in the history of the distance. A new image circulated by NASA, taken July 23 from a distance of 5.2 thousand kilometers. It shows the northern hemisphere of Vesta.
Astronomers studying observations taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission have discovered the first in a long-sought type of asteroid companion to Earth, known “Trojan”, orbiting the sun along with Earth.Trojans are asteroids that share an orbit with a planet near stable points in front of or behind the planet.
The giant asteroid Pallas reaches opposition on Friday July 29, 2011, in the tiny constellation of Sagitta.Despite its size, the 326-mile (524-kilometer) wide Pallas is still too small and far away to be visible with the naked eye
Russian astronomers have discovered a second comet in six months, received the designation P/2011 NO1.
The first russian comet over 20 years, called C/2010 X1 (Elenin), discovered in December 2010, astronomer Leonid Yelenin of the Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Keldysh