One of the favorite topics of our news is about moon landing. So, on this day (on September 20, 1970) the Soviet Union's Luna 16 moon probe landed on the moon.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft take its first image of Vesta, which is the second largest asteroid of Solar System.View More Dawn Spacecraft Take First Image of Asteroid Vesta
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 asteroidView More Are there Unknown Bodies in the Solar System
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.View More Comet Elenin is Coming
2005 YU55 was discovered in December 2005 by Robert McMillan, head of the NASA funded Spacewatch Program at the University of Arizona, Tucson.View More Asteroid 2005 YU55 and Our Earth
Vesta was seen 200 years ago as officially a “minor planet”, a body that rotates around the sun, but isn’t planet or comet.View More Is Vesta Asteroid or Dwarf planet?
Amateur astronomer Nick James from the English Essex by 11-inch telescope on the night of April 11, discovered the asteroid 2011 GP59, which acutely changes the brightness every few minut.View More New Asteroid GP59
Asteroid 2010 SO16, discovered earlier telescope WISE, moves almost exactly on the Earth’s orbit and may be a “brother” of the Earth – one of a group of protoplanetary celestial bodies, from which it emerged, according to astronomers from the Northern Ireland Observatory Armag. Most asteroids near Earth (NEA), have very elongated orbits, SO16 but has a nearly circular orbit, and therefore can not converge to any other planet except Earth.Astronomers have decided to establish how stable the orbit of this asteroid, and how long it takes her.View More Astronomers Discovered the Asteroid with the Earth Like Orbit