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Osiris-Rex is Getting Ready to Begin Mission on Asteroid Bennu’s Surface

NASA's spacecraft is getting ready to start its mission and gather material from asteroid Bennu's surface. Osiris-Rex (origins, spectral, interpretation, resource identification, security, regolith explorer) will start the asteroid mission in October. Recently, it performed the final practice run for...

Newly-Discovered Asteroids Have Interstellar Origins

A bunch of asteroids whose exact origin is still unknown has been detected to be moving around the Sun in between the orbits of Jupiter and Neptune. Researchers from São Paulo State University's Institute of Geosciences and Exact Sciences (IGCE-UNESP)...

Some Asteroid-Hunting Telescopes Still Operate In Spite of COVID-19 Pandemic

More than 100 of the largest research telescopes have ceased operations in the last couple of months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most observatories' directors claimed that the massive tools could be offline for months, which would put astronomical discoveries...

NASA Published Images of Two Massive Space Rocks in the Asteroid Belt

NASA has published an amazing image of two gigantic asteroids traveling in the asteroid belt, both of which are more massive than some of the cities in the world. The American space agency has shared an image, which monitored the...

NASA Warned That Six Asteroids Will Get Close to Earth This Week

Earth has a busy schedule this week. Important meetings with important asteroids that will give Earth a sense about what life could be if they decide to collide instead of just civilized agree to a distant encounter. Six asteroids will...

Space Rocks Are Crucial in Understanding the Solar System ​

Our Solar System formed about 4.5 billion years ago, which is a long time, more so when taking into consideration the fact that humans allegedly only appeared on Earth in the last 300,000 years. To better understand the Solar System...

Astronomer Wants SpaceX to Reduce the Number of Starlink Satellites it Plans on Lunching

Astronomers have claimed that SpaceX's Starlink satellite constellation could block the view of the potentially Earth-damaging asteroids that might head towards us. Although the chance of a space rock hitting our planet are extremely minimal, some researchers keep claiming that...

NASA Says That Five Massive Asteroids Are Just About To Whiz By Earth

NASA is revealing to the exciting public news about five new asteroids that will pass Earth today. One from the five asteroids has a size larger than Big Ben, and it is called 2019 YW1. The asteroid has a volume...

Asteroids Capable of Destroying Cities Hit More Often Than Believed

A recent discovery explains that the space objects bigger enough to smash our planet exist often than we thought. Scientists began a study of Wolfe's Creek Crater, a 2,900ft-wide crater from Western Australia. They examined the age of the crater,...

How to Avoid Fake News About Asteroids

A simple Google search that includes the word asteroid will offer a veritable tsunami of titles that herald the apocalypse, anticipating the arrival of an asteroid that could wipe entire continents or generate a tsunami on a global scale. They...