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PSF Earth & Space Center Museum to host World Asteroid Day talk – Freeport Journal-Standard


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PSF Earth & Space Center Museum to host World Asteroid Day talk
Freeport Journal-Standard
ELIZABETH — The Planetary Studies Foundation Earth & Space Center Museum, 115 N. Main St., will host a talk for World Asteroid Day at 6 p.m. June 30. Planetary geologist Paul Sipiera will discuss meteors, asteroids and the impact of asteroids hitting
NASA is going to place an asteroid on an orbit around the moonBlasting News
NASA and Alien Civilizations Planning a Secret Asteroid MissionClapway
Ask Ethan: Does Earth Really Have A Second Moon?Forbes
The Westside Story –Alamogordo Daily News
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Posted on 25 June 2016 | 6:14 pm

Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs Nearly Killed Us Mammals Too – Headlines & Global News


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Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs Nearly Killed Us Mammals Too
Headlines & Global News
The flow of material inside and outside a crater called Aelia on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta is seen in this composite handout image from NASA's Dawn mission provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on December 16, 2013.

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 4:02 pm

Possible solution to “faint young Sun paradox” in primordial asteroid impacts – Astrobiology Magazine (registration)


Astrobiology Magazine (registration)

Possible solution to “faint young Sun paradox” in primordial asteroid impacts
Astrobiology Magazine (registration)
In the first billion years of Earth's history, the planet was bombarded by primordial asteroids, while a faint Sun provided much less heat. A Southwest Research Institute-led team posits that this tumultuous beginning may have ultimately fostered life

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Posted on 24 June 2016 | 4:07 pm

Video Game Challenge: Players Recreate NASA Asteroid Mission in ‘Kerbal Space Program’ – Space.com


Space.com

Video Game Challenge: Players Recreate NASA Asteroid Mission in 'Kerbal Space Program'
Space.com
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to an asteroid does not launch until September of this year, but digital versions of the spacecraft are already taking flight — or at least attempting to do so. Fans of "Kerbal Space Program" (KSP), a video game developed by

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 11:58 am

NASA planning asteroid mission reviews despite funding uncertainty – SpaceNews


SpaceNews

NASA planning asteroid mission reviews despite funding uncertainty
SpaceNews
ARM robotic capture Option B, in which the robotic vehicle ascends from the surface of 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.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 6:50 pm

The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs Almost Got Us, Too – Vocativ


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The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs Almost Got Us, Too
Vocativ
The age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago, when an asteroid six miles in diameter crashed into what is now southeastern Mexico. The world went up in flames. Dinosaurs, along with the massive reptiles that ruled the sea and the sky, perished
The asteroid that obliterated the dinosaurs came uncomfortably close to wiping out mammals tooBusiness Insider
Over 90 percent of mammals were wiped out by dino-killing asteroidGizmag
You lucky creatures! Mammals only JUUUST survived asteroid that killed dinosaursThe Register
Inverse –Mirror.co.uk –Newser
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Posted on 22 June 2016 | 6:23 pm

Newly discovered asteroid is a ‘quasi-moon’ of Earth – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

Newly discovered asteroid is a 'quasi-moon' of Earth
Christian Science Monitor
The newly discovered asteroid 2016 HO3 orbits the sun in such a way that the space rock never strays too far from Earth, making it a "quasi-satellite" of our planet, scientists say. "One other asteroid — 2003 YN107 — followed a similar orbital
Asteroid found to be 'quasi-satellite' of EarthThe Space Reporter
Earth has picked up its own asteroid quasi-satellite, or minimoonTechaeris
NASA Says Earth May Have A New Not-Quite 'Moon'Huffington Post
Nature World News –Motley Fool
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Posted on 22 June 2016 | 11:40 am

Asteroid Day 2016: Be Prepared, Houston, on June 30 – Houston Press


Houston Press

Asteroid Day 2016: Be Prepared, Houston, on June 30
Houston Press
Ginormous asteroids have nailed Texas in the past. There's a 13-kilometer-diameter impact crater centered around the Sierra Madera Mountains in west Texas. The Odessa Meteor Crater is a collection of five craters that were produced by an iron asteroid.

Posted on 20 June 2016 | 12:01 pm

Prehistoric asteroid wiped out nearly all mammals as well as dinosaurs, research suggests – The Independent


The Independent

Prehistoric asteroid wiped out nearly all mammals as well as dinosaurs, research suggests
The Independent
Nearly every species of mammal was eradicated by the prehistoric asteroid which wiped out the dinosaurs, research suggests. Around 93% of mammal species were made extinct by the strike, which took place in the Cretaceous period, more than 66 million …

Posted on 19 June 2016 | 11:43 pm

Earth’s companion: asteroid locked in game of leapfrog with planet – The Guardian


The Guardian

Earth's companion: asteroid locked in game of leapfrog with planet
The Guardian
The Earth has an asteroid companion traveling in orbit with it around the sun, Nasa astronomers have discovered. The small asteroid has a slightly tilted orbit, bouncing up and down through Earth's orbital plane once a year. Over decades, as it
Small asteroid discovered orbiting EarthCNN
Earth has a new "quasi-satellite" — an asteroid that will follow us for centuriesVox
Newfound Asteroid is "Quasi-Moon" of EarthScientific American
Space.com –The Verge –Popular Mechanics
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Posted on 18 June 2016 | 1:35 pm

Asteroid – BingNews

NASA is going to place an asteroid on an orbit around the moon

NASA is designing a new mission that will detect a near-earth asteroid and collect a huge rock there, then place it on an orbit around the moon Official NASA logo courtesy of Wikimedia. NASA is planning a robotic space mission that will land on a near …

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 5:29 pm

Ask Ethan: Does Earth Really Have A Second Moon?

So now we come to Earth. Do we have any Trojan asteroids that co-orbit with us, around the Sun? It may come as a surprise to most of you, but Asteroid 2016 HO3 isn’t even the first “second moon” known to exist around Earth’s vicinity! That honor …

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 10:22 am

Primordial asteroid impacts a possible solution to “faint young Sun paradox”

This artist’s impression shows 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. A thick, yellowish hazy atmosphere is also present. Illustration …

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 9:50 am

Earth has picked up its own asteroid quasi-satellite, or minimoon

For the last 100 years or so, the Earth has had a celestial companion, zipping through the cosmos in an orbit around the sun that keeps it in lockstep with our planet, which some are calling a new “mini moon”. Known as “asteroid 2016 HO3”, Earth’s new …

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 5:55 pm

Video Game Challenge: Players Recreate NASA Asteroid Mission in ‘Kerbal Space Program’

Credit: NASA/Jason Dworkin/Kerbal Space Program NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to an asteroid does not launch until September of this year, but digital versions of the spacecraft are already taking flight — or at least attempting to do so. Fans of “Kerbal …

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 8:03 am

Asteroid News: NASA Reveals New Mini-Moon in Earth’s Orbit

NASA made a recent discovery — an asteroid that has been orbiting Earth for about 100 years now and is not escaping our planet any time soon, keeping our solitary moon company. Like our natural satellite, it’s likely to stay in orbit around Earth for a …

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 7:54 am

Asteroid dust patterns reveal rough times over 4.5 billion years

Patterns detected on asteroid particles collected in a nearly doomed Japanese space mission support the theory that the celestial body endured intense heat, solar winds and a collision, according to researchers. The researchers at the Japan Aerospace …

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 2:04 am

The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs Almost Got Us, Too

The age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago, when an asteroid six miles in diameter crashed into what is now southeastern Mexico. The world went up in flames. Dinosaurs, along with the massive reptiles that ruled the sea and the sky, perished as …

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 1:19 pm

Newfound asteroid is a ‘quasi-moon’ of Earth

It seems the moon is not Earth’s only cosmic companion. The newly discovered asteroid 2016 HO3 orbits the sun in such a way that the space rock never strays too far from Earth, making it a “quasi-satellite” of our planet, scientists say. “One other …

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 1:00 am

Over 90 percent of mammals were wiped out by dino-killing asteroid

Researchers at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath looked back over mammalian fossil reports and research that had been published for about the last 100 years, specifically focusing on the time frame on both sides of the meteor strike …

Posted on 20 June 2016 | 9:37 pm