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Oumuamua 2.0? It Looks Like There is a New Interstellar Object Passing Through the Solar System

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In 2017, astronomers and the world were surprised to learn that an interstellar object (named ‘Oumuamua) passed by…
Comet C/2019 Q4 as imaged by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii's Big Island on Sept. 10, 2019. Credits: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor

6 days ago

A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from…
Two Asteroids to Safely Fly by Earth

6 days ago

Two relatively medium-sized asteroids will fly safely past Earth overnight Sept. 13-14 (Eastern U.S. time). NASA is tracking…
Explosive nitrogen created craters that pock Saturn moon Titan

September 10, 2019

The topography of Titan, the largest of moon of Saturn, seems serene in Cassini mission images, but lakes…
New Models Suggest Titan Lakes Are Explosion Craters

September 10, 2019

Using radar data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, recently published research presents a new scenario to explain why some…
Europe and US are Going to Try and Deflect an Asteroid

September 6, 2019

Next week, asteroid researchers and spacecraft engineers from all around the world will gather in Rome to discuss…
For first time, astronomers catch asteroid in the act of changing color

September 2, 2019

Last December, scientists discovered an “active” asteroid within the asteroid belt, sandwiched between the orbits of Mars and…
By Continuously Watching the Moon, we Could Detect Interstellar Meteorites

August 29, 2019

When ‘Oumuamua crossed Earth’s orbit on October 19th, 2017, it became the first interstellar object to ever be observed…
Chinese Lunar Orbiter And Its Intentional Crash On The Moon: Brief Summary Of Facts

August 21, 2019

Technology introduced us to a whole new world, and it keeps on advancing more and more every single…
Tektites don’t come from the moon, but might help scientists understand how it formed

August 16, 2019

Impact events are relatively common. The objects known as shooting stars are actually small meteors burning up as…
An artist’s impression of a collision between a young Jupiter and a massive still-forming protoplanet in the early solar system. Illustration by K. Suda & Y. Akimoto/Mabuchi Design Office, courtesy of Astrobiology Center, Japan
Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive newborn planet

August 16, 2019

A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early solar system, about 4.5 billion…
Bright Fireball Explodes Over Ontario, Meteorite Fragments Might Have Reached the Ground

August 5, 2019

On Wednesday, July 24th, the people of the Great Lakes region were treated to a spectacular sight when…
All Life on Earth is Made up of the Same 20 Amino Acids. Scientist Now Think They Know Why

August 3, 2019

The question of how life on Earth first emerged is one that humans have been asking themselves since…
As Meteorites Slice Through the Atmosphere, They are Sculpted Into Cones

July 30, 2019

Since it first formed roughly 4.5 billion years ago, planet Earth has been subject to impacts by asteroids…
Asteroid 2006 QV89 Now Has a 0% Chance of Hitting Earth in September

July 19, 2019

Why report on an asteroid that has no chance of hitting Earth? Because this asteroid, known as 2006…
Scientists spot two supermassive black holes on collision course with each other

July 11, 2019

Each black hole’s mass is more than 800 million times that of our sun. As the two gradually…
ZTF Spots Asteroid with Shortest Year

July 9, 2019

Astronomers have spotted an unusual asteroid with the shortest “year” known for any asteroid. The rocky body, dubbed…
This image of the giant planet Jupiter, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals the impact sites of fragments "D" and "G" from Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. The large feature was created by the impact of fragment "G" on July 18, 1994 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. It entered Jupiter's atmosphere from the south at a 45-degree angle, and the resulting ejecta appears to have been thrown back along that direction. The smaller feature to the left of the fragment "G" impact site was created on July 17, 1994, at 7:45 a.m. EDT by the impact of fragment "D". Credits: H. Hammel, MIT and NASA
How Historic Jupiter Comet Impact Led to Planetary Defense

July 2, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, humanity first witnessed a collision between a comet and a planet. From July 16 to…
‘Oumuamua Interstellar Object Was Not an Alien Spacecraft

July 2, 2019

On October 19, 2017, astronomers discovered the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. Early reports…
Did comet impacts jump-start life on Earth?

June 28, 2019

Comets screaming through the atmosphere of early Earth at tens of thousands of miles per hour likely contained…
Tunguska Revisited: 111-Year-Old Mystery Impact Inspires New, More Optimistic Asteroid Predictions

June 28, 2019

Every single day, many tons of tiny rocks – smaller than pebbles – hit the Earth’s atmosphere and…
NASA Scientists Find Sun’s History Buried in Moon’s Crust

June 18, 2019

The Sun is why we’re here. It’s also why Martians or Venusians are not. When the Sun was…
NASA’s Cassini Reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings

June 14, 2019

As NASA’s Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the…
Uncovering the hidden history of a giant asteroid

June 13, 2019

A massive ‘hit-and-run’ collision profoundly impacted the evolutionary history of Vesta, the brightest asteroid visible from Earth. This…
Asteroid mining not a million miles away

June 12, 2019

Work by a team of University of Adelaide scientists to perfect metal and mineral extraction processes is bringing…
1.2 billion years ago, a 1-km asteroid smashed into Scotland

June 12, 2019

In 2008, scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen University made a startling discovery in the northwest of Scotland. Near…
Moon’s Largest Crater has a Chunk of Metal Embedded in it – 5 Times Bigger than the Big Island of Hawaii

June 12, 2019

One of the largest craters in the Solar System is on our Moon. It’s called the South Pole-Aitken…
Why Mars InSight’s Mole is Stuck and Won’t Go Any Deeper? Engineers are Still Troubleshooting

June 6, 2019

NASA’s Mars InSight Lander was always a bit of a tricky endeavour. The stationary lander has one chance…
ESO contributes to protecting Earth from dangerous asteroids

June 4, 2019

VLT observes a passing double asteroid hurtling by Earth at 70 000 km/h. The International Asteroid Warning Network…
Meteor magnets in outer space

June 4, 2019

Astronomers believe planets like Jupiter shield us from space objects that would otherwise slam into Earth. Now they’re…
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