An asteroid called 2009 BD came within 215000 miles of Earth According to scientists asteroid is a small object only 7 meters which doesnt represent any threats Scientists think that after the close pass, asteroid 2009 BD didn’t recede into the depths of space, it will remain within 10 lunar distances of us for the next month or so.
Studing the orbits of Kleopatra’s two moons, named Alexhelios and Cleoselene, which will be discovered in 2008, astronomers discovered that asteroid Kleopatra is a pile of rubble and not a solid object. Because of astronomers knew Kleopatra’s orbit, they were able to use data from various telescopes
The researchers observed Hartley-2 six times during the summer, fall and winter of 2010.All data which will be collected by Mumma’s team and detailed images of the comet taken by NASA’s EPOXI mission show that the comet’s core is not uniform.
Japanese scientists have found micrometeorites, whose size is about 10 micrometers. This is the oldest ever found on Earth residue of celestial bodies.According to researchers’ studies this meteorites are more than 240 million years.
This week Comet Dive Bombs plunged into the sun. NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory ( SOHO) spacecraft shows a huge coronal mass ejection erupt from the sun’s surface shortly before a comet dove towards the sun and disappeared. The comet was first discovered by amateur astronomer Sergey Shurpakov. Astronomers think that the comet was part of the so-called Kreutz family of comets. Kreutz comets are comets in orbits that approach within a few hundred thousand miles of the sun.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft take its first image of Vesta, which is the second largest asteroid of Solar System.
According to director of the Institute of Astronomy RAS (INASAN) Boris Shustov, Solar system within its visible part detail “inventoried” and there are no unknown planets or other celestial bodies massive than the average asteroid
Comet C/2010 X1 Elenin was discovered near the planet Jupiter at the beginning of December 2010 by the Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin, the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics.
2005 YU55 was discovered in December 2005 by Robert McMillan, head of the NASA funded Spacewatch Program at the University of Arizona, Tucson.