According to NASA, it will only pass close to Earth on December 11, despite being 'egg-shaped' and about three times the size of a football field.
Science Nov 8, 2021, 4:01 PM IST
DART is to determine whether this is an effective way to deflect the course of an asteroid should one threaten the Earth in the future.
Science Nov 5, 2021, 4:53 PM IST
The purpose of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is to see if this is an efficient method of deflecting the path of an asteroid should one threaten the Earth in the future.
Science Nov 5, 2021, 12:30 PM IST
Lucy will embark on a 12-year mission to explore the "fossils of planet formation," Jupiter's Trojan asteroid swarms.
Science Oct 16, 2021, 3:30 PM IST
The asteroid has a diameter ranging from 72 to 160 metres, making it more prominent than the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Science Oct 14, 2021, 1:54 PM IST
The possibly dangerous object will pass near to Earth again in 2063. The space agency has forecast its orbital path and believes it will cause no harm to the planet this time.
Science Aug 20, 2021, 6:05 PM IST
The space agency has flagged the space rock as a potentially hazardous object, though, the asteroid is hoped to safely pass by the earth’s orbit.
India News Jul 24, 2021, 3:33 PM IST
The spacecraft, which spent two years surveying the asteroid's surface before collecting samples of rubbles from the surface last fall, will return to Earth by September 2023.
Science May 12, 2021, 4:18 PM IST
Hayabusa2, the Japanese space probe tasked with collecting samples from a distant asteroid, has arrived back on Earth. The capsule carrying samples entered the atmosphere just before 2:30 am Japan time (11pm on Saturday).
Technology Dec 6, 2020, 5:21 PM IST
NASA said that molecular water had been discovered on a sunlit surface of the Moon, suggesting water may not be limited to cold, shadowed places.
SCIENCE Oct 26, 2020, 10:36 PM IST
Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 is classed as a potentially hazardous object, and will make an even closer fly-by of Earth in 2079
WORLD Apr 29, 2020, 5:49 PM IST
Jun 22, 2017, 12:04 PM IST
Dubai will soon have competition for the Burj Khalifa. A New York-based Clouds Architecture Office has rounded in on Dubai to be the best site for the construction of a futuristic, asteroid-suspended skyscraper that orbits around the world. The concept is being called the Analemma Tower and it looks spectacularly scary dangling in space. Here's more on the dangerous living
Mar 30, 2017, 3:55 AM IST
Discovering a new planet or having an extra-terrestrial object like an asteroid named after them perhaps tops the wishlist of many astronomy enthusiasts, including school students.
Jun 27, 2016, 5:08 AM IST