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Astronomers Discover Near-Earth Asteroid Three Hours Before It Exploded Over Berlin

In the early morning hours of Jan. 21, a tiny near-Earth asteroid came flying through the Earth’s sky and smashed into our planet’s atmosphere near Berlin. This impact created a bright and harmless fireball that remained visible for miles away. Scientists reveals that this type of impact normally takes place a few times each year. […]

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NASA Is Seriously Looking Forward to the Cosmic meet-up between its OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft and ‘God of Chaos’ asteroid Apophis in 2029

After obtaining samples from the Asteroid and safely delivering them to Earth, NASA’s OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft is currently on its way to meet the God of Chaos asteroid Apophis. The spacecraft will have an interesting mission in 2029 as it will be making the closest approach to the space rock. The space probe formerly known as OSIRIS-REx

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Life Outside Earth May Form in the Coldest Depths of space, Ryugu asteroid samples reveal

In December 2014, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) spacecraft Hayabusa2 commenced its journey to study the Ryugu asteroid and also obtain some samples from its terrain. On June 27, 2018, the spacecraft arrived at the asteroid and collected the sample. The spacecraft proceeded to return the sample from the asteroid to Earth in December

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How Asteroid Bennu Caught NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission By Surprise And Nearly Destroyed It 

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex mission has been on a mission to collect asteroid samples and return them safely to Earth. However, as the space probe reached the asteroid Bennu region, it discovered a celestial body that appeared and behaved differently from what researchers earlier suggested. Hence, the OSIRI-REx mission was nearly caught by surprise by the space

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Asteroid Apophis Will Visit Earth in 2029. Here’s Why Scientists Want NASA to Send a Probe To Visit The Spacerock First

Astronomers have discovered that asteroid Apophis will visit Earth in 2029. However, NASA’s Small Bodies Assessment Group wants the American Space Agency to send a space probe to the asteroid before it finally makes its closest approach to our home planet towards the end of this decade. Scientists previously thought that Apophis (asteroid 99942) might

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The Largest Known Asteroid Impact Structure on Earth Is Buried In Southeast Australia, Scientists Discover In A New Study

Scientists recently conducted a new study that revealed how the largest known asteroid impact structure on Earth is buried in Southeast Australia. Dr. Andrew Glickson a geologist and Visiting Fellow of the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at Australian National University and his colleague Tony Yeates published the new study in the journal Tectonophysics. During

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Scientists Explain How Astronauts Will Land On An Asteroid in the Future

Can humans land on an asteroid? After NASA proved that asteroids can be redirected using a kinetic impact with its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) in September 2022, more scientists became interested in exploring asteroids. The American Space Agency used the DART mission to explore several impossibilities and show the level of exploration humans can be attaining

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Just Spotted This Donut-Shaped Mars Rock That May Have Fallen From the Sky to the Surface Of the Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, which has been exploring the surface of Mars since 2021 recently spotted a rocky donut that may have landed on the Martian surface from the sky. The most powerful rover currently operating on Mars rolled up to the rocky donut on Friday (June 23) to capture the big, dark stone with

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Astronomers Discover the Closest Blackhole to Earth in Our Cosmic Backyard

Astronomers estimate that there are about 100 million black holes in the Milky Way galaxy alone. However, scientists spent years searching for the closest cosmic messy eater to our home planet. Astronomers recently used the International Gemini Observatory in Hawaii to discover the closest blackhole to Earth. This is the first time astronomers are discovering

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NASA Just Announced that an Olympic Pool Size Massive Asteroid has a 1 in 625 Chance of Striking Earth in 2046

NASA revealed that a newly discovered massive asteroid has a one in 625 chance of slamming into Earth in 2046. The asteroid is named 2023 DW and was first discovered on February 27. Astronomers closely studied its size and concluded that the asteroid is about the size of an Olympic swimming pool. Even though the

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