Recently with the help NASA’s fireball-observing network, based at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, researchers can see a brilliant meteor through the sky above Georgia.The meteor was caused by a human-size chunk of an unknown comet.
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
NASA will launch a spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016 and use a robotic arm to collect samples that could better explain our solar system’s formation and how life began. The mission, called Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx
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.
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.