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ments Humongous asteroids strike Earth with alarming frequency, say scientists A new animation illustrates the alarming frequency at which dozens of incoming asteroids, some carrying an atomic-bomb-sized punch, have slammed into Earth since the start
Press Association People look at what is believed to be a chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteor in Russia in 2013. Photograph: Alexander Firsov/AP Asteroids caused 26 nuclear-scale explosions in the Earth's atmosphere between 2000 and 2013, a new report
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Previous studies suggested that the regolith of asteroids one kilometer wide and smaller was made from material falling to the surface after impacts and from boulders that were pulverized by micrometeoroid impacts. Recent laboratory experiments and
ments NASA wants to lasso an asteroid, but which one? NASA scientists have identified a dozen or so space rocks for its asteroid-retrieval mission, which it hopes to accomplish by 2025. By Mike Wall , SPACE.com Senior Writer / March 24, 2014 NASA
REx, is scheduled to launch in 2016, orbit the asteroid in 2018 and become the first U.S. mission to carry samples from an asteroid back to Earth in 2023. The asteroid, named Bennu, is a near-Earth object that's approximately 1,760 feet in diameter...
Nearly 15% of all asteroids travel in pairs, yet very few impact craters on Earth have been identified as "doublets" dual craters arising from sudden back-to-back impacts. But a new analysis has identified a potential candidate in Sweden, the product
File photo / Thinkstock It was an elusive planet that for 200 years appeared to explain Uranus's wobbly orbit. And there was the sister sun theorised to be near our solar system that caused asteroids to swerve towards Earth. But neither "Planet X"
Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will reward citizen scientists 35,000 dollars, who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids, over the next six months. This contest series is being conducted in partnership with Planetary
Hubble Space Telescope has recorded break-up of an asteroid into as many as 10 smaller pieces. "This is a rock, and seeing it fall apart before our eyes is pretty amazing," said David Jewitt of the University of California at Los Angeles. The