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The world didn’t end on September 23, but here are six other major threats to humanity – NEWS.com.au


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The world didn't end on September 23, but here are six other major threats to humanity
NEWS.com.au
Our planet has already seen some of its most successful species wiped out following spectacular disasters like the asteroid crash that killed the dinosaurs. The worst of these mass extinctions is called The Great Dying and resulted in the destruction

Posted on 25 September 2017 | 1:12 am

NASA’s OSIRIS spacecraft slingshots around Earth bound for asteroid Bennu – Sky News


Sky News

NASA's OSIRIS spacecraft slingshots around Earth bound for asteroid Bennu
Sky News
It will be the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid and return a sample to Earth if its mission is a success, and it has now completed a carefully calibrated slingshot move around Earth which will let it land on Bennu. The rocket gave OSIRIS all the
Asteroid-bound spacecraft zips by EarthProthom Alo (English)
NASA'S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft uses Earth's Gravity to Slingshot toward Asteroid BennuClarksville Online
NASA's asteroid-hunting craft will be visible tomorrowGears Of Biz

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Posted on 24 September 2017 | 10:55 am

Astronomers find strange, comet-like double asteroid – EarthSky


EarthSky

Astronomers find strange, comet-like double asteroid
EarthSky
This set of Hubble Space Telescope photos shows a pair of asteroids orbiting each other. This binary asteroid – – labled 2006 VW139/288P – also has comet-like features, including a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust
Hubble Spots Unique Object in the Main Asteroid BeltUniverse Today
Astronomers discovers asteroid odd couple in solar systemXinhua
Asteroid Odd Couple Spotted Orbiting Each Other in SpaceIndia.com
The TeCake –Sputnik International
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Posted on 23 September 2017 | 10:06 am

Look Up and Wave! OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Probe Flies by Earth Today – Space.com


Space.com

Look Up and Wave! OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Probe Flies by Earth Today
Space.com
A NASA spacecraft will zoom past Earth today (Sept. 22) on its way to a distant asteroid, and you can give the probe a proper send-off. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will cruise within just 10,500 miles (17,000 kilometers) of Earth at 12:52 p.m. EDT (1652
Look up! You might see NASA's asteroid-hunting spacecraft fly past EarthLos Angeles Times
NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rockABC News
Spaceship chasing an asteroid slingshots past EarthCNN
New York Post –New Scientist –OSIRIS-REx Mission
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Posted on 22 September 2017 | 11:58 am

A new way of propelling spacecraft may open up the asteroid belt – The Economist


The Economist

A new way of propelling spacecraft may open up the asteroid belt
The Economist
But as exploration moves on to smaller and more numerous objects, like asteroids, individual visits at costs of hundreds of millions, or even billions of dollars are no longer a feasible idea. Some system of mass robotic space travel needs to be devised.
'50 nano spacecraft proposed to explore 300 asteroids'Daily News & Analysis

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Posted on 21 September 2017 | 2:54 pm

Decision to close down doomsday asteroids mission could lead to ‘catastrophe’ – The Sun


The Sun

Decision to close down doomsday asteroids mission could lead to 'catastrophe'
The Sun
EUROPE'S decision to pull out of a mission to ram into an asteroid in a test run to save humanity from a Deep Impact-style collision could put humans at risk, warn scientists. Dubbed AIDA (Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment), the dry run would
Europe's decision to withdraw from doomsday asteroid mission is branded a 'catastrophe' by scientists who say space …Daily Mail
Asteroid WARNING: Earth faces 'catastrophe' without £184million 'Armageddon' missionDaily Star

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Posted on 21 September 2017 | 9:18 am

Asteroid Odd Couple: Spitting Space-Rock Duo Is Truly Bizarre – Space.com


Space.com

Asteroid Odd Couple: Spitting Space-Rock Duo Is Truly Bizarre
Space.com
In the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, scientists have discovered a pair of space rocks, collectively called 288P, that don't behave like anything previously observed in that region. The rocks' strange characteristics could provide new clues
Hubble Finds Two Asteroids That Think They're A CometForbes
Hubble Discovers a New Type of AsteroidExtremeTech
Comet or asteroid? Hubble discovers that a unique object is a binaryAstronomy Now Online
ScienceAlert –The Hindu –NASA –Times of India
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Posted on 20 September 2017 | 7:47 pm

Three asteroids give Earth a close shave in a single week – CNET


CNET

Three asteroids give Earth a close shave in a single week
CNET
The trio pose no threat to our planet, but it is a little unsettling that the largest of the three (Asteroid 2017 SQ2) was spotted in our cosmic rearview on Monday, nearly four days after the warehouse-sized hunk passed a little over 120,000 miles (193
Plan to prevent a doomsday asteroid strike revealed: Fleet of 50 tiny satellites could visit 300 space rocks to help Daily Mail
Scientists Propose Studying Hundreds of Asteroids with Nanoprobe FleetExtremeTech
Asteroids Need to Be Mapped If We're Going to Mine Their ResourcesFuturism
Popular Mechanics –Seeker –Science Daily
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Posted on 20 September 2017 | 6:38 pm

A NASA spacecraft is about to slingshot around Earth to meet up with an asteroid – The Verge


Arizona Public Media

A NASA spacecraft is about to slingshot around Earth to meet up with an asteroid
The Verge
NASA picked Bennu partly because the asteroid's orbit is similar to Earth's orbit, and that makes it an easier target to reach. But their paths aren't the exact same: Bennu's orbit is tilted by about six degrees compared to Earth's. In the past year
Earth's Gravity to Slingshot Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft to Target FridayArizona Public Media

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Posted on 19 September 2017 | 2:00 pm

2 Moons Orbit Giant Asteroid That Buzzed Earth (Video) – Space.com


Space.com

2 Moons Orbit Giant Asteroid That Buzzed Earth (Video)
Space.com
The huge asteroid that cruised past Earth last week in a record-breaking flyby has two moons, radar images reveal. On Sept. 1, the 2.8-mile-wide (4.5 kilometers) near-Earth asteroid 3122 Florence zoomed within 4.4 million miles (7 million km) of our
Unistellar's eVscope successfully finds, images asteroid florencePhys.Org
Not One, But Three? Giant Flyby Asteroid Had Company When Passing EarthSputnik International

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Posted on 8 September 2017 | 10:29 pm

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Asteroid Florence to fly by Earth, NASA says no danger

Asteroid Florence has passed unusually close to our planet, offering a rare treat for both professional and hobby astronomers. Scientists said there was no danger that the large object would hit Earth. The asteroid flew by at the distance of 7 million …

Posted on 25 September 2017 | 12:21 am

Hubble Spots Unique Object in the Main Asteroid Belt

In 1990, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was deployed into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). As one of NASA’s Great Observatories – along with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope – this …

Posted on 24 September 2017 | 9:45 pm

NASA’s asteroid-collecting spacecraft will slingshot around Earth today

Today at 12:52 p.m. eastern time, an old friend will drop by to say hello—and get a firm push in the right direction before it heads on its merry way. It can’t stay too long. It has an important errand to run for us. But then, unlike many of our other …

Posted on 24 September 2017 | 2:56 pm

In Order for Asteroid Mining to Become a Reality, We’ll Need Better Telescopes

Artist’s illustration of Deep Space Industries’ Harvestor-class spacecraft for asteroid mining. Credit: Deep Space Industries The idea of mining asteroids for precious mineral deposits has gained steam in recent years, with space mining startups focusing …

Posted on 23 September 2017 | 6:43 pm

NASA Asteroid Mission Uses Earth’s Gravity As A Slingshot

In its quest to find out how young Earth evolved and life on this planet began, NASA has used Earth’s gravity like a slingshot to propel a spacecraft into an orbit that will help it land on an asteroid and bring a sample back home. The maneuver, which is …

Posted on 23 September 2017 | 4:00 am

OSIRIS-REx probe buzzes Earth on its way to an asteroid – and earthlings wave back

Artwork shows NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft passing by Earth. (NASA GSFC / Univ. of Arizona Illustration) NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft took pictures — and had its picture taken — as it zoomed past Earth today on its way to the asteroid Bennu.

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 7:45 pm

Follow asteroid-bound Osiris-Rex slingshotting around Earth

Last year, NASA launched the spacecraft Osiris-Rex on a mission to bump into the asteroid Bennu, pickpocket a hunk of the space rock and map it in the process. This week it’s swinging back by Earth to use our planet’s gravity to help slingshot it toward Bennu.

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 9:14 am

NASA’s asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock. Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex was on track to pass within about 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of the home planet Friday afternoon — above Antarctica.

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 8:46 am

Spaceship chasing an asteroid to slingshot past Earth

A spaceship will swing by Earth on Friday and use our planet’s gravity to help it pick up speed on its way to explore an asteroid. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx will fly about 11,000 miles (17,000 kilometers) above Antarctica at 12:52 p.m. ET. The maneuver, called an …

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 4:15 am

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