Space news stories
Researchers are proposing to add a new arrow to our planetary-defense quiver: steering small, benign near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) into big and hazardous ones, in a dramatic, high-stakes game of cosmic billiards.
By studying water-rich meteorites on Earth, Museum scientist Helena Bates is working out where in the solar system the meteorites – and the water they contain – originated from.
Earth has a habit of picking up, and later discarding, small companions called “minimoons,” and these tiny objects could help scientists solve the mysteries of asteroids.
In addition to it being very cold and subject to a lot of radiation, the surface of Mars today is also extremely dry.
Visible for most of the world, it’s set to be the longest one this century, so there is plenty of time to take a look.
Data from January 1, 1999 to the end of January 2018 shows the spectacular increase in asteroid discoveries in the Solar System.
Their plan, which is to wrap a massive bag around an asteroid and ferry it back to Earth, has significant engineering obstacles.
“Apollo 11,” from director Todd Douglas Miller, will feature never-before-seen large format film footage of the 1969 mission that landed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon.
An asteroid first discovered last year has now been confirmed to be one of only four equal mass binary systems ever detected near Earth.
Astronomers have traced a high-energy neutrino to its cosmic source for the first time ever, solving a century-old mystery in the process.
Its one of the fragments of asteroid 2018 LA which collided with Earth on June 2, 2018 and turned into a meteor fireball that detonated over Botswana a few seconds after entering the atmosphere.
New research shows the closest-ever view of Jupiter’s swirling auroras, revealing the complicated footprints left by its moons Io and Ganymede.
A new study confirms that this collision with a huge object — which was approximately twice the size of Earth — could have led to the planet’s extreme tilt and other odd attributes.
A vast majority of the half-million bodies in the inner asteroid belt may in fact be shrapnel from as few as five parent bodies called “planetesimals,” scientists say.