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Planet 9 Can’t Run Forever. Two Asteroids Give Up Some Clues – Universe Today


Universe Today

Planet 9 Can't Run Forever. Two Asteroids Give Up Some Clues
Universe Today
Astronomers using the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) in the Canary Islands looked at two distant asteroids called Extreme Trans Neptunian Objects' (ETNOs), and spectroscopic observations show and their present-day orbits could be the result of a past …
Planet 9 Evidence? Asteroids Appear To Be 'Smash And Grab' Victims Of Planet 9The Inquisitr
Planet Nine breakthrough as astronomers claim asteroids PROVE …The Sun
Planet X breakthrough as boffins discover giant ice world 'SMASHED through Solar System'Daily Star
TopExaminer –Metro –Elite Daily
all 11 news articles »

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 11:24 pm

‘Shooting gallery’: The truth about last week’s big asteroid hoax – CBC – CBC.ca


CBC.ca

'Shooting gallery': The truth about last week's big asteroid hoax – CBC
CBC.ca
If you believed the headlines, it was the end of days. Conspiracy theories that suggested NASA was lying about a "doomsday asteroid" on a collision path with …

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Posted on 22 February 2017 | 4:54 pm

How to deflect an asteroid – Cosmos


Cosmos

How to deflect an asteroid
Cosmos
A close examination of Russian meteorite allows scientists better to understand the importance of the collision compaction processes that affects asteroids as they near Earth. Jessica Snir reports.

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 7:04 pm

New data about two distant asteroids give a clue to the possible … – Phys.Org


Phys.Org

New data about two distant asteroids give a clue to the possible …
Phys.Org
The dynamical properties of these asteroids, observed spectroscopiccally for the first time using the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS, suggest a possible common …

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Posted on 21 February 2017 | 5:41 pm

KaBLAM! A small asteroid carved out one of the youngest craters on Mars – Blastr


Blastr

KaBLAM! A small asteroid carved out one of the youngest craters on Mars
Blastr
On Earth, our air is pretty thick. That's convenient, because space is loaded with shrapnel: small asteroids a meter across or even smaller. I know a rock that small doesn't sound like a big deal, but remember: It's orbiting the Sun at dozens of

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Posted on 21 February 2017 | 2:17 pm

‘Cosmic shoutout’ for Thunder Bay; asteroid now bears name of Ontario city – CBC.ca


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'Cosmic shoutout' for Thunder Bay; asteroid now bears name of Ontario city
CBC.ca
The city of Thunder Bay, Ont., is getting a "cosmic shoutout" from the International Astronomical Union, which has accepted a proposal to name an asteroid after the city. "It's tremendously exciting", said Maureen Nadin, the chair of the exoplanet

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 11:31 am

The upstart asteroid who showed rings are for everybody – New Scientist


New Scientist

The upstart asteroid who showed rings are for everybody
New Scientist
As far as anyone knew, the club of astronomical objects with rings only took guests of a certain calibre. Picture Saturn floating majestically over a soundtrack of strings and softly clinking silverware. Apart from Saturn, only the solar system's other

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 4:40 pm

What? An Asteroid That Could Wipe Out All Global Debt? – NASA Is Exploring It – Collective Evolution


Collective Evolution

What? An Asteroid That Could Wipe Out All Global Debt? – NASA Is Exploring It
Collective Evolution
Often thought of as useless hunks of rock or ice floating around space, asteroids also have one giant, scary stigma attached to them: They could completely destroy our planet. But some asteroids are also rich sources of precious minerals, like iron

Posted on 18 February 2017 | 3:04 pm

NASA spots mysterious spray of organic material on our biggest … – ScienceAlert


CNET

NASA spots mysterious spray of organic material on our biggest …
ScienceAlert
NASA has announced that signs of organic material have been spotted on the surface of the Solar System's largest asteroid, the dwarf planet Ceres, adding to …
Mega asteroid Ceres the latest spot in space that may have lifeCNET
Ceres Provides First Detection Of Life's Building Blocks In Asteroid BeltUniverse Today
Ceres hosts organic compounds, and they formed on the asteroid, not beyondEurekAlert (press release)
EconoTimes –Popular Science –www.worldbulletin.net –Science
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Posted on 18 February 2017 | 1:46 am

FYI, a ‘doomsday asteroid’ isn’t set to wipe us out this month – CNET – CNET


CNET

FYI, a 'doomsday asteroid' isn't set to wipe us out this month – CNET
CNET
Conspiracy theories online warn of a catastrophic collision Thursday. While the asteroid exists, there's no hard evidence of a threat, or of the "scientist" sending …

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Posted on 16 February 2017 | 3:19 am

Asteroid – BingNews

Binary Asteroid May Have Been Torn Apart by "Planet Nine"

A team of astronomers investigating extreme trans-Neptunian objects (orbiting at more than 150 AU) has found two objects that may have been torn apart [spacedaily.com] by a gravitational encounter with a planet: a team of researchers led by the Instituto …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 6:00 pm

THE EXPANSE Showrunner Asks, “Are You Sure the Protomolecule’s a Life Form?”

Obviously, the asteroid-sized elephant in the room is the asteroid-sized asteroid barreling toward Earth of its own volition. “We are definitely talking about a lot of power!” Shankar said. “Early in the episode, as the Roci crew tries to take stock …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 3:37 pm

How You — Yes, You — Can Help Find New Planets And More

If you’re looking to help save the world, check out the Asteroid Data Hunter. This computer app lets users scan space images for potential near-Earth objects, like asteroids and comets, to improve NASA’s database of known asteroids. When Americans …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 2:27 pm

Asteroid Heads Towards Earth, No One Cares

Last Tuesday, NASA discovered an asteroid the size of Canada headed straight for the United States. No panic was caused, however, as no one gives a shit about the Earth anymore. “It’s pretty much time the Earth gets what’s coming to it, after all the …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 10:58 am

Asteroid 2017 DG16 to flyby Earth at 0.34 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 DG16 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.34 LD (130 560 km / 81 126 miles) from the surface of our planet at 21:08 UTC on February 23, 2017. This is the fifth known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 1:58 am

Protomolecules, Asteroid Spaceships, Extrasolar Love, and Damned Good Writing: #TheExpanse 2×05 Is Everything!

It always comes back to Earth…doesn’t it? Wow! This episode should have totally played out on Valentine’s Day because it was all about the love. Between Chrisjen and her husband, the whole thing that played out with Miller and (redacted), it was …

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 8:28 pm

I Spoke to 100 Pro-asteroid Dinosaurs and Here’s What I Learned

With the Chicxulub asteroid strike likely to happen within days I decided to talk to 100 pro-asteroid dinosaurs from around the continent. I went to the middle of the continent, the middle of the grass plain, and the back of the angiosperm fields.

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 12:53 pm

Asteroid Day Set for June

These photos show the relative size of three asteroids that have been imaged at close range by spacecraft. Mathilde (37 x 29 miles) (left) was taken by the NEAR spacecraft on June 27, 1997. Images of the asteroids Gaspra (middle) and Ida (right) were taken …

Posted on 19 February 2017 | 1:19 am

Summon Asteroid! Space Rock Looks Like Dungeons & Dragons Dice

This composite of 11 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA’s Goldstone Solar System Radar in California’s Mojave Desert on Feb. 5, 2017, about 5 hours before the asteroid’s closest approach to Earth. Credit: NASA …

Posted on 15 February 2017 | 4:30 am

Meet Asteroid 2017 BQ6 — A Giant, Spinning Brick

To radar imager Lance Benner at JPL in Pasadena, asteroid 2017 BQ6 resembles the polygonal dice used in Dungeons and Dragons. But my eyes see something closer to a stepping stone or paver you’d use to build a walkway. However you picture it, this …

Posted on 12 February 2017 | 2:00 pm