Japan space scientists hunting for new asteroid name

Japanese space scientists are on the hunt for a new name for an asteroid that may contain the secret of life, with a public competition beginning Wednesday. The asteroid, which currently goes by the rather prosaic “1999 JU3″ is the

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The Truth About the “September 2015 Asteroid Impact”

Maybe you have seen one of the alarming videos and emails circulating around the internet claiming that the End is Nigh. The claim is that an enormous dinosaur-killer of an asteroid is going to smash into the Earth sometime between

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Private asteroid hunt lacks cash to spy threats in orbit

Astronomy and science organizations declared 30 June as Asteroid Day, with plans to talk up the danger of asteroids that might be on a collision course with Earth. One partner in the effort, the Sentinel mission, has an especially urgent need

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Helping Europe Prepare for Asteroid risk

Each year, astronomers worldwide discover over 1000 new asteroids or other space rocks that could strike our planet. And if one is spotted heading towards Earth, experts working in ESA and national emergency offices need to know who should do

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NASA Wants to Nuke Asteroids That Threaten to Destroy Earth

NASA has joined forces with a nuclear arms agency to learn more about how to deflect, or possibly destroy with nuclear power, asteroids or comets that may collide with Earth and obliterate the planet. Comets and asteroids are the cosmic

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Asteroid Day event at The Spaceguard Centre

On Sunday 28 June the Spaceguard Centre held an open day where all comers were treated to a glimpse at what the Centre does, why it does it and how.  Additionally, Project Drax, the project to install a 24″ Schmidt

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Rosetta Orbiter Approved for Extended Mission and Bold Comet Landing

Europe’s history making Rosetta cometary spacecraft has been granted a nine month mission extension to plus up its bountiful science discoveries as well as been given the chance to accomplish one final and daring historic challenge, as engineers attempt to

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Private asteroid hunt lacks cash to spy threats in orbit

Nature Astronomy and science organizations have declared 30 June as Asteroid Day, with plans to talk up the danger of asteroids that might be on a collision course with Earth. One partner in the effort, the Sentinel mission, has an especially

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Agencies, Hoping to Deflect Comets and Asteroids, Step Up Earth Defense

New York Times In grappling with the threat of doomsday rocks from outer space, Hollywood has always been far ahead of the federal government, cranking out thrillers full of swashbuckling heroes, rockets and nuclear blasts that save the planet. Now

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Rosetta tracks debris around comet

In two papers, accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics, scientists provide an update on their study of debris around the comet. The studies are reported in “Orbital elements of material surrounding comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko” by B. Davidsson et al, and

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