According to a new study by a team of Canadian astronomers, the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua likely came from a binary star system
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Members of Project Lyra recently published a study advocating a mission to `Oumuamua, the first interstellar asteroid discovered to date.
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A new study by a team of international researchers shows that the interstellar asteroid `Oumuamua is pretty odd in terms of its appearance
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This past October, scientists from all over the world used the flyby of asteroid 2012 TC4 to test out the world’s advanced warning systems.
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This October, an asteroid will pass Earth by, thus giving NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) a chance to test their new detection and tracking network
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I’m getting psyched for Psyche, which is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter and NASA’s mission to the asteroid. Part of the reason for this excitement comes from learning today that NASA has moved up the launch one year to 2022, with a planned arrival in the asteroid belt […]
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According to a new study from Brown University, impacts on Mars could have triggered supersonic storms that scoured the surface
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A Near Earth Object (NEO) passed Earth at a distance of about 3.7 Lunar Distances on May 8th, 2017, passing Earth by a wide margin.
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A relatively large potentially hazardous asteroid passed near Earth earlier today. Now, it’s visible in small telescopes tonight.
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New asteroid 2017 BQ6 was all elbows when it flew by Earth just a few days ago. Images reveal it as one of the more “angular” near-Earth asteroids known.
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