Yarkovsky effect

NASA to launch new mission to better estimate asteroid impact hazard

NASA is planning to launch a new mission in 2016 to find potentially hazardous asteroids and predict their impact threat to Earth.

Feb 08, 2013, 23:35 PM IST

New force can propel asteroids onto earth`s path

The work of a scientist has helped reveal a rare orbital shift and the density of an asteroid that will pass close to Earth.

Jun 01, 2012, 16:28 PM IST

Asteroid measured when nudged by sunlight

NASA scientists have measured the orbit of asteroid with such accuracy that they were able to directly measure the drift resulting from a subtle but important force called the Yarkovsky effect.

May 25, 2012, 21:22 PM IST