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93 percent of mammal species were wiped out along with dinosau...

New research has revealed that a prehistoric asteroid nearly wiped out all mammals along with dinosaurs. New data received has also revealed that the extinction was far more catastrophic that previously believed. The prehistoric asteroid struck ... International Business Times Australia, 1 week ago

NASA’s Comet Hitchhiker will help create a guide to the galaxy

Right now, landing objects on asteroids is tough since these rocks move at a speed of about 15 miles per second. So a spacecraft has to be much faster than an asteroid to catch up. Then if it does reach the asteroid, the vehicle has to slow down to match the ...
 MSN India6 days ago
Cosmos Magazine

Asteroid barrage warmed young Earth and encouraged life

An artistic illustration showing how the early Earth might have looked under bombardment, with circular impact features dotting the daylight side while hot lava glows on the night side. Simone Marchi (SwRI) A 300-million-year barrage of comets ...
 Cosmos Magazine1 day ago Asteroid Impacts a Possible Solution to "Faint Young Sun Paradox"  Space Daily2 days ago Asteroid Day and Nigeria's importance - Part 1  The Guardian Nigeria6 days ago SwRI team finds a possible solution to faint young Sun paradox in primordial asteroid impacts  Southwest Research Institute6 days ago

That Study Critiquing Nasa's 'Bad Science' on Asteroids Is Pretty Bad Science

On Monday , the New York Times published a piece on Nathan P. Myhrvold, former chief technologist of Microsoft . Myhrvold, who has built a reputation for himself as something of a patent troll, says he's shown that Nasa's research on asteroids is a ...
 NDTV1 week ago NASA hits back at millionaire in asteroid spat  Physicsworld.com1 week ago Asteroid Rebuttal: NASA Pushes Back Against Nathan Myhrvold's Claims  MSN India4 weeks ago NASA, ex-Microsoft technologist lock horns over asteroid data  Prokerala1 month ago
Red Orbit

NASA discovers mini Moon that has been circling Earth for almost 100 years

Image from NASA Facebook page A tiny asteroid was discovered by scientists last April via a telescope based in Hawaii Named 2016 HO3, the asteroid orbits the sun and stays as a constant companion to Earth Scientists claimed that the asteroid has ...
 Kicker Daily News5 days ago Asteroid News: NASA Reveals New Mini-Moon in Earth's Orbit  Christian Post5 days ago Earth has a new 'mini moon': claims NASA  Deccan Chronicle6 days ago Scientists discover 'mini moon' in Earth's orbit  Equilibrio Informativo6 days ago
Before It's News

Asteroids keep their rings safe from gas giants clutches

Centaurs bounce off the giant planets like a game of cosmic pinball ESO/L. Calçada/Nick Risinger By Rebecca Boyle Hold on to your belts. Asteroids cling on to their rings despite the prying gravity of giant gas planets. Along with ...
 New Scientist1 week ago Centaurs Keep Their Rings From Greedy Gas Giants  Universe Today4 days ago How planets form: giants  Daily Kos6 days ago

Congress Could Nix Asteroid Mission -- and Cost Boeing Billions

NASA has a new space rocket -- the Space Launch System, or SLS -- built cooperatively by such leading aerospace lights as Boeing ( NYSE:BA ) and Lockheed Martin ( NYSE:LMT ) , Orbital ATK ( NYSE:OA ) and Aerojet Rocketdyne ( NYSE:AJRD ) . ...
 Motley Fool1 week ago Time For NASA To Double Down On Journey To Mars  Before It's News5 days ago
Space News

NASA planning asteroid mission reviews despite funding uncertainty

NASA plans to issue several Asteroid Redirect Mission solicitations after a mid-July review, including for a commercial satellite bus to be used by the robotic mission. Credit: NASA SEATTLE — NASA is moving ahead with a key review of its ...
 Space News5 days ago Video Game Challenge: Players Recreate NASA Asteroid Mission in 'Kerbal Space Program'  Space.com4 days ago July 14 & 15 To Boldly Go… Well, You Know: NASA's Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt  Jet Propulsion Laboratory1 week ago

Ceres: One big rock!

Dawn is the first spacecraft to visit a dwarf planet Ceres, which lives in the main asteroid belt betweenMars and Jupiter Dawn is when the sun rises and a new day begins. You might start thinking about breakfast too! But Dawn is also the name of ...
 The Hindu1 week ago Dawn clocks up 1000 orbits of Ceres  Space Daily5 days ago

NASA designates a quasi-satellite for Earth, the Moon is no longer our only celestial companion

06 NASA's armageddon spotting program is called Asteroid Watch, and it monitors and tracks potentially dangerous near approaches of asteroids and comets. The Near Earth Object Office co-ordinates all of NASA's efforts towards identifying ...
 Tech2 firstpost.com1 week ago NASA discovers new asteroid 'dancing' with Earth  Sott.net1 week ago Dancing with Earth: NASA discovers tiny asteroid companion  RINF.com1 week ago
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