Asteroids

Asteroid 2011 ES4 to shuttle past Earth soon at a much closer distance than moon

Measuring 22 meters to 49 meters in diameter, NASA considered the asteroid as 'Potentially Hazardous', although there is no threat associated from it due to its amall diameter.

Jul 16, 2020, 15:24 PM IST

International Asteroid Day 2020: History, significance and other details you should know

Asteroids are small, rocky objects that orbit the sun.

Jun 30, 2020, 11:18 AM IST

Asteroid 2020 KA6 to pass by earth today – Here’s all you want to know

On June 5 and June 6, total five asteroids will fly by the earth.

Jun 05, 2020, 10:38 AM IST

Asteroid 2020 KN5 to pass by earth today – Here’s all you want to know

According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the 177 feet wide asteroid will fly past earth at a speed of over 28,000 miles per hour on June 4.

Jun 04, 2020, 09:50 AM IST

Two asteroids to hurtle past Earth on June 5 and 6

The largest asteroid named ‘163348 (2002 NN4)’ is estimated to be between 250m and 570m in diameter.

Jun 04, 2020, 01:08 AM IST

Asteroid 2020 KE4 to pass by earth today –Here’s all you want to know

Scientists have stressed that it poses no danger to the planet.

Jun 03, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

5 asteroids to pass by earth today –Here’s all you want to know

Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets that orbit the Sun, but their orbits bring them into Earth's neighborhood - within 30 million miles of Earth's orbit.

Jun 02, 2020, 15:19 PM IST

Asteroids pummelled Earth, Moon beginning 290 mn years ago: Study

The reason could be related to large collisions taking place more than 290 million years ago in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

Jan 18, 2019, 13:48 PM IST

NASA's 'HAMMER' spacecraft will swat away asteroids before they hit Earth

'HAMMER' stands for Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response.

Mar 13, 2018, 16:55 PM IST

Small asteroid to shoot closely past Earth on Friday

What is interesting to note is that the asteroid was discovered by astronomers at the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona very recently – on February 4.

Feb 08, 2018, 11:38 AM IST

'Spooky' – the eerie skull-shaped asteroid – set to return in 2018

Nicknamed 'Spooky' by some, the first radar images of the asteroid were generated by the National Science Foundation's 305-meter (1,000-foot) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.  

Dec 22, 2017, 12:20 PM IST

NASA's Hubble captures distant galaxies as asteroids photobomb them - See pics

Asteroid trails can be seen across the image as curved or S-shaped streaks. Instead of appearing as one long trail, appear in multiple Hubble exposures that have been combined into one image.

Nov 03, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Scientists push for 50 tiny spacecraft to tour 300 asteroids

An infrared spectrometer analyses spectral signatures in light reflected or emitted by the asteroid to determine its mineralogy.

Sep 21, 2017, 17:23 PM IST

Asteroid Day - Watch NASA's special broadcast on how it is protecting Earth from space rocks

The program will be aired on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Jun 30, 2017, 14:14 PM IST

China announces plans to explore three asteroids to understand origins of the solar system!

According to Efe, the priority of the scientists during this mission will be to detect asteroids close to Earth to calculate the probability of their colliding with the planet.

Mar 02, 2017, 00:39 AM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft begins search for Earth's Trojan asteroids

The mission, currently on a two-year outbound cruise to a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu, will spend almost two weeks searching for evidence of these small bodies, the US space agency NASA said on Thursday. 

Feb 10, 2017, 14:57 PM IST

NASA teams up with ESA to send humans to Moon by 2021

The European Space Agency (ESA) and aerospace company Airbus have agreed with NASA to build a module for a second, manned mission that will fly around the moon as early as 2021, which will be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

 

Feb 10, 2017, 14:16 PM IST

NASA probe all geared up to search for 'rare' asteroids sharing Earth's orbit

While heading towards asteroid Bennu, the NAS has claimed that its 'numero uno' mission to return a sample of an asteroid to the Earth will also search for “Trojan” asteroids.

Dec 13, 2016, 11:28 AM IST

1000 asteroids heading towards Earth; conspiracy theorists claim end of the world is near! - Watch video

It is being said that these asteroids are travelling near Earth at a speed of 60,000 miles per hour.

Oct 12, 2016, 16:32 PM IST