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Asteroid piece from Mars up for auction May 23, 10:43 am
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A piece of asteroid that fell on earth after its impact on Mars is up for grabs.
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Asteroid 1998 QE2 will sail past Earth on May 31, getting no closer than about 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers), or about 15 times the distance between Earth and the moon.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers from the SETI Institute, the Mars Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, and the space robotics company Honeybee Robotics, have successfully completed a first series of field tests aimed at investigating how humans will explore and work on near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) and eventually the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos.
NASA's asteroid mission passes confirmation review May 17, 10:04 am
Washington, May 17 (ANI): The Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), the NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid, passed a confirmation review Wednesday called Key Decision Point (KDP)-C.
Mars hit by over 200 small asteroids or bits of comets per year May 16, 10:31 am
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), scientists have estimated that the red planet is bombarded by more than 200 small asteroids or bits of comets per year forming craters at least 12.8 feet (3.9 meters) across.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Asteroid 1998 QE2 will sail past Earth on May 31, getting no closer than about 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers), or about 15 times the distance between Earth and the moon.
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Experts have assessed what needs to be done when an asteroid approaches earth, like the one in February, when one slammed into our atmosphere and exploded high over Russia's Ural region, injuring hundreds.
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Like many of his colleagues, Indian origin deep space navigator Shyam Bhaskaran devotes a great deal of time to crafting, and contemplating, computer-generated 3D models of asteroids.
Asteroid tracking infrared sensor passes key test Apr 16, 11:03 am
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A NASA funded infrared sensor that could improve the agency's future detecting and tracking of asteroids and comets has passed a critical design test.
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Thanks to the sensitive far-infrared detection capabilities of the ESA's Herschel space observatory, astronomers have been able to obtain the first images of a dust belt - produced by colliding comets or asteroids - orbiting a subgiant star known to host a planetary system.
Meteorites found in Morocco could be from Mercury Apr 6, 11:24 am
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Early in 2012, someone in Southern Morocco picked up 35 greenish stones, which is believed to be fragments of a meteorite from Mercury.
New York, Apr 6 (ANI): President Barack Obama and NASA are planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon.
Moscow, April 5 (Xinhua-ANI): Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos mulled over joining an asteroid defense program with the U.S. NASA, the agency's head Vladimir Popovkin has said.
Comet, not asteroid, killed dinosaurs 66mn years ago Apr 5, 10:17 am
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Most scientists agree that an asteroid impact killed off almost all the dinosaurs and some 70 percent of all other species living on Earth about 66 million years ago.
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Researchers are trying to understand the nature of the turbulence in protoplanetary disks to find out how this swirling masses of warm dust and gas may potentially become celestial bodies such as planets and asteroids.
Washington, March 28 (ANI): The impact of the Manhattan-sized asteroid into a region of Mexico in the dinosaur days could have triggered a global firestorm that would have burned every twig, bush and tree on Earth and led to the extinction of 80 percent of all Earth's species, a new University of Colorado Boulder study has suggested.
Washington, March 27 (ANI): About 66 million years ago a mountain-sized asteroid hit what is now the Yucatan in Mexico at exactly the time of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction.
Earth's moon and asteroids share same bombardment history Mar 26, 9:43 am
London, March 26 (ANI): NASA and international researchers have discovered that Earth's moon and large asteroids roaming our solar system have more in common than previously thought.
Boulder-size asteroid behind Friday's 'Manhattan meteor' Mar 25, 3:09 pm
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that the dramatic fireball that lit up skies over the U.S. East Coast on Friday evening was caused by an asteroid just 3 feet (0.9 meters) or so wide.
Washington, March 8 (ANI): An asteroid the size of a city block, will make its closest approach to Earth on Saturday, March 9th, less than 7 days after it was discovered, it has been revealed.
Technologies being developed to save Earth from asteroids Mar 8, 10:53 am
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Lowa State University engineers are developing ideas and technologies to save the Earth from potentially hazardous asteroids.
Washington, March 8 (ANI): We didn't receive any warning about the Russian meteor before it hit the Earth because small asteroids are very difficult to spot with telescopes as they only reflect a little sunlight, according to a scientist from the University of Southampton.
Asteroids could be deflected with spray paint Feb 24, 10:44 am
Washington, February 24 (ANI): A Texas A 'n' M University aerospace and physics professor is planning to deflect a killer asteroid by using paint.
Origin of asteroid trail revealed Feb 22, 2:30 pm
Washington, February 22 (ANI): Spanish researchers have shed light on the birth of asteroid trail, suggesting that internal rupture or collision with another asteroid might be behind it.
London, Feb 20 (ANI): A giant asteroid that struck Australia more than 300 million years ago changed the face of the Earth forever, a new study has claimed.
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