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Doomsday Earth-Crushing Asteroid Targeted By NASA and Now Being Mapped!
(Before It's News) By Lisa Haven Bennu, that is the name of the asteroid that could strike our planet, at least that is what some at NASA and Arizona State University are claiming. The asteroid, discovered in 1999 and estimated to be ...
 Before It's News3 weeks ago
Sputnik
NASA Spacecraft to Map Surface of 'Doomsday' Earth-Crushing Asteroid
Discovered in1999, 101955 Bennu is roughly 1,640 feet indiameter and orbits the Sun ata speed of63,000 miles per hour. Unfortunately, the asteroid's orbit passes our own every 6 years, meaning that it could, eventually, collide withEarth. "That ...
 Sputnik3 weeks ago
NASA spacecraft to map surface of Doomsday earth-crushing asteroid
NASA's Asteroid Data Hunter contest series was part of NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge, which is focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them. | Photo courtesy of NASA MOSCOW — An asteroid ...
 Manila Bulletin3 weeks ago
NASA's Dawn spacecraft won't be leaving dwarf planet Ceres
The Dawn probe, which has been orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres, won’t be visiting another object in the asteroid belt, as the engineering team had hoped. Instead, the spacecraft will remain at Ceres, where it has been stationed for the past year. The ...
 MSN India1 month ago
NASA extends ground systems support contract at Kennedy Space Center
NASA August 8th, 2016 Kennedy Space Center's Vehicles Assembly Building (VAB). Photo Credit: NASA NASA has exercised the second option to extend to Sept. 30, 2018 , the period of performance of its Test and Operations Support Contract ...
 SpaceFlight Insider2 weeks ago
Science World Report
Artist's view of bright spots on Ceres imaged by the Dawn spacecraft
This artist's impression is based on a detailed map of the surface compiled from images taken from NASA's Dawn spacecraft in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. It shows the very bright patches of material in the crater Occator and elsewhere. New ...
 Science World Report2 weeks ago
Ars Technica UK
The history of the dwarf planet Ceres: Not big enough to sort itself out
Share this story A team of researchers has used data from the Dawn spacecraft to piece together clues about the interior of the dwarf planet Ceres. The new data indicatesthat while Ceres, which is the largest body in the asteroid belt, was ...
 Ars Technica UK3 weeks ago
Dawn glimpses Ceres internal structure
An approximately true color image of Ceres taken by the Dawn spacecraft as it approached the dwarf planet in May, 2015. NASA reader comments 0 Share this story A team of researchers has used data from the Dawn spacecraft to piece together ...
 ArsTechnica3 weeks ago
Sci-News.com
Dawn Orbiter Provides Clues to Internal Structure of Dwarf Planet Ceres
Using data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft about Ceres gravity and topography, mission scientists have found that the dwarf planet is differentiated, which means that it has compositionally distinct layers at different depths. The findings were ...
 Sci-News.com3 weeks ago
Scientists peers beneath Ceres' surface with help from Dawn spacecraft
NASA scientists have taken their first look at the interior of the dwarf planet Ceres, by tracking tiny alterations in the motion of the Dawn spacecraft as it continues to orbit the enigmatic planetoid. These gravitational readings, when paired with ...
 Gizmag3 weeks ago
Thanks to Dawn, NASA now has access to the interiors of Ceres!
Image courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA New Delhi: The Dawn spacecraft was launched into space by NASA with the mission to conduct a probe into two of the three known protoplanets of the asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres. Currently in ...
 ZeeNews.com3 weeks ago
Ceres interior structure gives hints of early life
A diagram of how the inside of Ceres could be structured. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA Full image and caption The interior of the dwarf planet Ceres is structurally weak, consisting distinct layers at different depths, with the densest ...
 Cosmos Magazine3 weeks ago
Icy dwarf planet Ceres may have a warm heart
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/ This artist's concept shows how the dwarf planet Ceres' interior may be structured based on data collected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn has been orbiting Ceres since March 2015. Under the surface of the dwarf ...
 XinMsn3 weeks ago
NASA Spacecraft to Map Surface of 'Doomsday' Earth-Crushing Asteroid
An asteroid named Bennu could one day strike our planet. A new space mission could help us learn how to stop it. Discovered in 1999, 101955 Bennu is roughly 1,640 feet in diameter and orbits the Sun at a speed of 63,000 miles per hour.
 Space Daily3 weeks ago
NASA spacecraft to map surface of 'Doomsday' earth-crushing asteroid
The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. MOSCOW, Aug. 2 -- An asteroid named Bennu could one day strike our planet. A new space mission could help us learn how to stop it. Discovered in 1999, 101955 ...
 HT Syndication3 weeks ago
NASA spacecraft to map surface of 'Doomsday' earth-crushing asteroid
An asteroid named Bennu could one day strike our planet. A new space mission could help us learn how to stop it. Discovered in 1999, 101955 Bennu is roughly 1,640 feet in diameter and orbits the Sun at a speed of 63,000 miles per hour, ...
 News.Az3 weeks ago
MSN Philippines
Icy dwarf planet Ceres may have a warm heart
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/ This artist's concept shows how the dwarf planet Ceres' interior may be structured based on data collected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn has been orbiting Ceres since March 2015. Under the surface of the dwarf ...
 MSN Philippines3 weeks ago
Icy dwarf planet Ceres may have a warm heart
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/ This artist's concept shows how the dwarf planet Ceres' interior may be structured based on data collected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn has been orbiting Ceres since March 2015. Under the surface of the dwarf ...
 Malaysia MSN3 weeks ago

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