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sciencealert.com — It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it's a wild possibility scientists are actually exploring: how to fit a space station inside an asteroid. Why would we attempt such a bizarre feat of astro-engineering? Because the spin of the asteroid would create enough gravity for mining equipm…
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ksby.com — The comet 46P/Wirtanen, which passes Earth every 5.4 years, was one of three comets discovered by Carl Wirtanen in 1948 at the Lick Observatory in California. This orbit will be one of the closest comet orbits to Earth since the 1950s, according to Space.com. Comets are “loosely bound masses of ice…
10.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
yahoo.com — A large asteroid could be headed toward us in the near future — barreling through space on a risk trajectory that might cause it to collide with Earth. The news comes from the Express, which cites NASA sources revealing that the space rock could end up engaged in not one, but a staggering 62 differ…
26.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
cnbc.com — Scientists in Hawaii have detected "Oumuamua," an object entering our solar system from the outside. This has likely occurred before, but we've never had the capability of detecting it from earth. Some experts say the possibility that it could have been deliberately sent by another life form canno…
18.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
outerplaces.com — Is it good or bad things that come in threes? We'll find out soon enough: according to data from NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies, there are at least three asteroids set to make close approaches to Earth this weekend, one of which has an estimated diameter between 14 and 30 meters (100 fe…
09.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
gizmodo.com — A Michigan man recently learned that this 22-pound rock he used for decades as a doorstop on his farm was in fact a meteorite worth over $100,000. Full Article >>
06.10.2018 0 comments From Alex
unilad.co.uk — It's nearly Halloween and what better way to celebrate than to have an enormous skull shaped rock whizz past earth at an alarming speed? Yes fellow earthlings. The comet known as ‘The Great Pumpkin’ is making a spooky return just after All Hallows Eve; having last made an appearance on 31 October 2…
01.10.2018 0 comments From Alex
digg.com — After a three-and-a-half year journey through space, Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft released its MINERVA-II1 rovers, Rover-1A and Rover-1B. The twin robots successfully descended onto the Rgyugu asteroid, making them the world's first rovers to land on the surface of an asteroid. Full Article >&gt…
28.09.2018 0 comments From Alex
nbcnews.com — Oumuamua, the mysterious celestial object that caught astronomers by surprise when it was seen speeding by the sun last year, just became a bit less mysterious. Using new observational data from a European spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has identified four dwarf stars as possible …
26.09.2018 0 comments From Alex
finance.yahoo.com — Photo: This image was captured by Rover-1B immediately after separation from the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft, at about 1:07 p.m. JST Sept. 21 (9:07 p.m. PT Sept. 20). The surface of Ryugu is at lower right. The colorful blur at upper left is due to the reflection of sunlight when the image was taken. (JAX…
23.09.2018 0 comments From Alex
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