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Thursday, Jul 16, 2020


Jul 06, 2020 20:00
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. read more
Apr 29, 2020 10:25
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. read more
Feb 18, 2020 20:26
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. read more
Nov 14, 2019 18:25
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. read more
Aug 20, 2019 20:44
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. read more
Jul 11, 2019 09:58
The successful touchdown was greeted with cheering and applause in the JAXA mission control room, with officials grinning and shaking hands. read more
Dec 19, 2018 15:23
Recent studies have shown that other celestial bodies in our solar system have, or used to have, water in some form. read more
Oct 03, 2018 11:23
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. read more
Sep 23, 2018 10:19
The space agency reported that MINERVA-II1 is the world’s first mobile exploration robot to land on the surface of an asteroid. read more