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Potential Jupiter-Family Comet Contamination of the Main Asteroid Belt
We present the results of "snapshot" numerical integrations of test particles representing comet-like and asteroid-like objects in the inner solar system aimed at investigating the short-term dynamical evolution of objects close to the dynamical ...
 SpaceRef3 days ago
Elektra: A New Triple Asteroid
Astronomers have discovered a new satellite orbiting the main belt asteroid (130) Elektra - the smallest object visible in this image. The team, led by Bin Yang (ESO, Santiago, Chile), imaged it using the extreme adaptive optics instrument, SPHERE, ...
 Space Daily3 days ago
The near-Earth asteroids population from two decades of observations
Determining the near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) population is the focus of intense research, with the most recent models converging to a population of approximately 1,000 km-sized NEAs and up to approximately 108 NEAs with absolute magnitude H28. Here ...
 SpaceRef5 days ago
NASA identifies 8 potentially hazardous asteroids near Earth
NASA produced a new movie, based on the data collected, which depicts asteroids and comets observed by NEOWISE. The space agency launched WISE in December 2009, placed in hibernation in 2011 after the spacecraft completed its primary mission. It was ...
 MSN India3 weeks ago
MSN India
How Often Do Asteroids Hit Jupiter?
The St. Patrick's Day impact was nothing special for poor, pummeled Jupiter. On March 17, a small asteroid or comet slammed into Jupiter, causing a fireball that amateur astronomers spotted from Earth. Such events, while spectacular, are not rare, experts ...
 MSN India1 month ago
Asteroid could be about to wipe out life on Earth, online pastor says in video that is almost certainly false
The rock, known as 2013 TX68, is almost certainly going to pass by us without making any difference to life on Earth. But an internet pastor claims otherwise. "The end times are here,” said Anita Fuentes in a video that was reported by The Sun. β€œIt could ...
 Times of India1 month ago
New Study could bring scientists closer to understanding how to protect Earth from asteroid strike
A space rock mystery could finally get solved. Since long, scientists used to think that asteroids bring their lives to an end in the solar system by making a final death-dive in the sun, however, a latest study suggested that a few space rocks appear to ...
 TopNews2 months ago
Asteroid 'murder mystery' solved
Near-Earth objects (NEOs)- asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to life on Earth - are destroyed very far from the Sun rather than ending their existence in a dramatic plunge into the solar body, a new study suggests. An asteroid is classified as an ...
 Business Standard2 months ago
#TIL Thursdays: Asteroids that are hazardous to life on Earth are destroyed far away from Sun, says study
Near-Earth objects (NEOs)- asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to life on Earth β€” are destroyed very far from the Sun rather than ending their existence in a dramatic plunge into the solar body, a new study suggests. The post #TIL Thursdays: ...
 First Post.com2 months ago
New Model of Near-Earth Objects solves Missing Asteroids Puzzle
As we know that space objects like asteroids could pose threat to earth, astronomers keep a close eye at these space rocks. About two years ago, astronomers found that some asteroids were missing from the observable universe. Now, in a new study published in ...
 TopNews2 months ago
Puzzling asteroid observations explained by destruction of asteroids close to Sun
For two decades it was thought that most near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to life on Earth -- end their existence in a dramatic final plunge into the Sun. A new study finds instead that most of those objects are ...
 Science Daily2 months ago
NDTV
Asteroid 'Murder Mystery' Solved, Says Study
Near-Earth objects (NEOs)- asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to life on Earth - are destroyed very far from the Sun rather than ending their existence in a dramatic plunge into the solar body, a new study suggests. An asteroid is classified as an ...
 NDTV2 months ago
Science World Report
Earth's Population Update: How Many People Can Planet Earth Sustain?
How many people can the Earth hold? (Photo : Mario Tama/) The world population, as of March 2016, is estimated at 7.4 billion. The United Nations predicted that this will increase to 11.2 billion in the year 2100. The population is increasing ...
 Science World Report11 hours ago
Earth Day 2016: Humans Are The Most Destructive Species On Earth
We humans have been in existence for less than 1% of life on Earth In the short time of our existence, we have impacted everything; every part of our small blue planet. Our home! We have been around for only 200,000 years Archaeologists have ...
 Global Research1 week ago
DNA
Asteroid 'murder mystery' solved
The team's discovery helps to explain several other discrepancies between observations and predictions of the distribution of small objects in our solar system.
 DNA2 months ago
Asteroid 'murder mystery' solved
An asteroid is classified as an NEO when its smallest distance from the Sun during an orbit is less than 1.3 times the average Earth-Sun distance. LONDON: Near-Earth objects (NEOs)- asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to life on Earth - are destroyed ...
 Economic Times2 months ago

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