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An asteroid named (153201) 2000 WO107will barrel past earth on November 29(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Largest asteroid of 2021 to pass by Earth today at 124,000 kmph | 10 points

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 04:08 PM IST
  • The reason behind the unusually speedy close approach is the asteroid’s highly inclined and elongated orbit around the Sun, according to Nasa.
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Maharashtra: Two Pune students discover 6 preliminary asteroid

Pune | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:34 AM IST
They were selected from across the globe and trained to analyze data and spot potential asteroids close to Earth and 27 preliminary asteroid were discovered.
An asteroid named (153201) 2000 WO107will barrel past earth on November 29(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An asteroid named (153201) 2000 WO107will barrel past earth on November 29(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Asteroid, nearly as big as Burj Khalifa, to fly by earth today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building with a height of 829.8 metre and asteroid 2000 WO107, which was discovered in 2000, has a diameter is 820 metre.
Instead of a cosmic rock, the newly discovered object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing.(Unsplash)
Instead of a cosmic rock, the newly discovered object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing.(Unsplash)

Fake asteroid? NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

Cape Canaveral | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The jig may be up for an “asteroid” that’s expected to get nabbed by Earth’s gravity and become a mini moon next month.
The diagram shows the position of the asteroid taken with ‘Elena’ which is a part of the Virtual Telescope Project.(virtualtelescope.eu)
The diagram shows the position of the asteroid taken with ‘Elena’ which is a part of the Virtual Telescope Project.(virtualtelescope.eu)

Asteroid, bigger than Pyramid of Giza, to fly past Earth today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 01:04 PM IST
The asteroid will be 7.5 million kilometres away from us but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa’s) Asteroid Watch has debunked theories that it might be close enough to cause significant damage.
The asteroid, listed as a potentially hazardous asteroid, was first discovered in the spring of 2011 and passes by Earth every nine years.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The asteroid, listed as a potentially hazardous asteroid, was first discovered in the spring of 2011 and passes by Earth every nine years.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to pass by Earth on Sept 1: Nasa

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 07:27 PM IST
Nasa estimates the asteroid’s relative speed at around 8.16 kilometres per second.
An SUV-size asteroid set the record this past weekend for coming closer to Earth than any other known NEA.(NASA)
An SUV-size asteroid set the record this past weekend for coming closer to Earth than any other known NEA.(NASA)

NASA spots tiny asteroid buzzing by Earth, it’s the closest flyby on record

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 10:56 AM IST
“Our calculations show that this asteroid got turned by 45 degrees or so as it swung by our planet,” said Paul Chodas, director of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
The asteroid was first recorded six hours after its approach by the Zwicky Transient Facility, a telescope at the Palomar Observatory at the California Institute of Technology, as a long trail of light in the sky.(NASA/twitter)
The asteroid was first recorded six hours after its approach by the Zwicky Transient Facility, a telescope at the Palomar Observatory at the California Institute of Technology, as a long trail of light in the sky.(NASA/twitter)

Small asteroid becomes closest ever seen passing Earth: NASA

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 07:25 AM IST
The asteroid, which was about 10 to 20 feet (three to six meters) long, passed above the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday at 0408 GMT.
Radhika Lakhani Prafulbhahas, left, and Vaidehi Vekariya Sanjaybhai, who are Class 10 students, have jointly discovered an asteroid.(PTI)
Radhika Lakhani Prafulbhahas, left, and Vaidehi Vekariya Sanjaybhai, who are Class 10 students, have jointly discovered an asteroid.(PTI)

Two school students from Surat discover Earth-bound asteroid

Ahmedabad | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 06:34 PM IST
The asteroid is presently near Mars and its orbit is expected to cross that of Earth in about one million years, said SPACE India, a private institute where the two 14-year-old girls received training.
Scientist discovered the near-Earth approach only on June 7 when astronomers in Hawaii first noticed 2020 LD travelling at 60,826 miles per hour (97,890 km/h) relative to Earth.(Getty Images/iStockphoto /Representational Photo)
Scientist discovered the near-Earth approach only on June 7 when astronomers in Hawaii first noticed 2020 LD travelling at 60,826 miles per hour (97,890 km/h) relative to Earth.(Getty Images/iStockphoto /Representational Photo)

Biggest asteroid this year flew between Earth and Moon.Scientists realised it 2 days later

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 08:00 PM IST
Dubbed 2020 LD and measuring nearly 100 metres in diameter , the asteroid, travelling at a speed of 60,826 miles per hour - came closer to Earth than even the Moon on June 5.
1998 OR2 is still categorized as a large “potentially hazardous asteroid”(@AsteroidWatch/Twitter screengrab)
1998 OR2 is still categorized as a large “potentially hazardous asteroid”(@AsteroidWatch/Twitter screengrab)

Asteroid 1998 OR2 to safely fly past Earth, astronomers set for ‘close approach’

Washington | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Asteroid 1998 OR2 was discovered by the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in July 1998, and for the past two decades, astronomers have tracked it.
Representational image.(Shutterstock)
Representational image.(Shutterstock)

Asteroids: ‘Minor Planets’ in space

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 08:27 PM IST
Have you ever wondered what asteroids really are? Are they just gigantic rocks dangerously passing by Earth? Here we take a look at the origins and forms of asteroid.
Japan’s Hayabusa-2 begins journey home carrying samples of asteroid. (Representational image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Japan’s Hayabusa-2 begins journey home carrying samples of asteroid. (Representational image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 begins journey home carrying samples of asteroid

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 06:26 PM IST
Launched in December 2014, Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe on Wednesday finally departed from a faraway asteroid named Ryugu and begun its yearlong journey back to Earth.
Apophis is a representative of about 2,000 currently known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs).(AP Photo)
Apophis is a representative of about 2,000 currently known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs).(AP Photo)

Asteroid will hit Earth eventually, we have no defence yet: Elon Musk

San Francisco | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 08:44 PM IST
A monster asteroid called Apophis -- named after an Egyptian “God of Chaos” -- will come dangerously close to the Earth, about 19,000 miles (31,000 kms) above the surface in 2029.
FILE - This computer graphics image released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Hayabusa2 spacecraft above the asteroid Ryugu. Japan’s space agency JAXA said Thursday, July 11, 2019 that data transmitted from the Hayabusa2 indicated its second successful touchdown on the distant asteroid to complete a historic mission - to collect underground samples in hopes of finding clues to the origin of the solar system. (ISAS/JAXA via AP)(AP)
FILE - This computer graphics image released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Hayabusa2 spacecraft above the asteroid Ryugu. Japan’s space agency JAXA said Thursday, July 11, 2019 that data transmitted from the Hayabusa2 indicated its second successful touchdown on the distant asteroid to complete a historic mission - to collect underground samples in hopes of finding clues to the origin of the solar system. (ISAS/JAXA via AP)(AP)

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe makes successful second touchdown on asteroid

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 09:59 AM IST
The successful touchdown was greeted with cheering and applause in the JAXA mission control room, with officials grinning and shaking hands.
An artist's rendering shows an asteroid slowly disintegrating as it orbits a white dwarf star.(AP File Photo/Representative image)
An artist's rendering shows an asteroid slowly disintegrating as it orbits a white dwarf star.(AP File Photo/Representative image)

Evidence of water discovered in 17 asteroids

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 03:47 PM IST
Recent studies have shown that other celestial bodies in our solar system have, or used to have, water in some form.
This picture released by JAXA on September 27, 2018, shows the Ryugu asteroid surface image.(AFP)
This picture released by JAXA on September 27, 2018, shows the Ryugu asteroid surface image.(AFP)

Japan space probe launches new robot onto asteroid

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 11:49 AM IST
The Hayabusa2 probe launched the French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, towards the Ryugu asteroid’s surface, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said.
The Japanese space agency said that it has made history by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid.(JAXA photo)
The Japanese space agency said that it has made history by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid.(JAXA photo)

Japan successfully lands robot rovers on asteroid’s surface

Indo Asian News Service, Tokyo | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 10:21 AM IST
The space agency reported that MINERVA-II1 is the world’s first mobile exploration robot to land on the surface of an asteroid.
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