New way to deflect asteroids in the offing

New way to deflect asteroids in the offing

The results indicate that the composition, internal structure, density and other physical properties of the asteroid are fundamental in determining the success of a mission that launches a kinetic projectile to deflect the orbit of a dangerous asteroid.

Jan 26, 2017, 23:28 PM IST

Man in India not killed by meteorite, says NASA

The US daily also cited a scientist at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics which is analysing samples of the rock provided by the police as doubting if it was a meteorite.

Feb 10, 2016, 14:33 PM IST
Meteorite-hit near Nicaraguan capital likely was asteroid piece

Meteorite-hit near Nicaraguan capital likely was asteroid piece

A meteorite that left a crater near the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital Managua may have been part of the asteroid, 60-feet in size, that flew past Earth last weekend.

Sep 08, 2014, 17:27 PM IST
Seventh heaven for Teddy Riner as Lukas Krpalek makes Czech history

Seventh heaven for Teddy Riner as Lukas Krpalek makes Czech history

Teddy Riner won his seventh world title as he took over-100kg gold in Chelyabinsk on Saturday, with Lukas Krpalek making history for the Czech Republic.

Aug 30, 2014, 23:10 PM IST

NASA to land astronauts on asteroids by 2020s

The US space agency, NASA, says it plans to send astronauts into space to land on an asteroid in 2020s.

May 14, 2014, 22:37 PM IST

Smaller asteroids can be far more dangerous than previously believed

A new research has revealed that smaller asteroids could cause bigger problems.

Nov 21, 2013, 19:25 PM IST

Russian meteor explosion`s dust lingered in atmosphere for 3 months

A meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk left behind a huge plume of dust, with hundreds of tons of material in it, in the atmosphere that still lingered three months after the February 15 explosion.

Aug 20, 2013, 22:40 PM IST

Shock wave from Russian meteor strike circled earth twice

Scientists have revealed that the shock wave from an asteroid that struck Russia in February was so powerful that it travelled twice around the globe.

Jun 29, 2013, 10:41 AM IST

Meteorite perfume to be launched

Authorities in the Chelyabinsk region, which was hit by a meteorite Feb 15, have announced plans to launch a new perfume with the scent of the celestial body, which brought the Urals city to international fame.

Mar 06, 2013, 19:14 PM IST

Russia`s Chelyabinsk recovers from meteor crash

Emergency services have repaired most of the damage caused by a meteor that shook Russia`s Chelyabinsk region.

Feb 25, 2013, 08:17 AM IST

Russians to get awards over meteorite response

State awards will be given to people who distinguished themselves in responding to the recent meteorite strike in Russia`s Chelyabinsk region, a minister has said.

Feb 22, 2013, 09:21 AM IST

Russian meteor strike had force of nuclear bomb, says scientist

The meteor strike in a Russian city that left numerous people injured, had exploded in the atmosphere with the force of an atomic bomb, according to an American researcher.

Feb 16, 2013, 14:34 PM IST

Twitter abuzz after Russia`s meteor shower

Twitter was abuzz with comments and reactions after Russia`s meteor shower and feeds kept pouring in.

Feb 16, 2013, 13:16 PM IST

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