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New asteroid named T4660 Nereus size of Eiffel Tower heading for Earth in December gcwNew asteroid named T4660 Nereus size of Eiffel Tower heading for Earth in December gcw

New asteroid named 'T4660 Nereus', size of Eiffel Tower, heading for Earth in December

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

NASA to launch first asteroid-bashing DART as trailblazing planetary defense mission-dnmNASA to launch first asteroid-bashing DART as trailblazing planetary defense mission-dnm

NASA to launch first asteroid-bashing DART as trailblazing planetary defense mission

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

NASA plans to crash spacecraft  into an asteroid in  test of planetary defense gcwNASA plans to crash spacecraft  into an asteroid in  test of planetary defense gcw

NASA plans to crash spacecraft into an asteroid in test of 'planetary defense'

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

NASA launches 12-year long Lucy mission to explore Jupiter Trojan asteroids-dnmNASA launches 12-year long Lucy mission to explore Jupiter Trojan asteroids-dnm

NASA launches 12-year long Lucy mission to explore Jupiter Trojan asteroids

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

Asteroid 2021 SM3, larger than Great Pyramid of Giza, to cross Earth on October 14 gcwAsteroid 2021 SM3, larger than Great Pyramid of Giza, to cross Earth on October 14 gcw

Asteroid '2021 SM3', larger than Great Pyramid of Giza, to cross Earth on October 14

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

Asteroid at 94000 kmph to pass Earth on August 21 NASA gcwAsteroid at 94000 kmph to pass Earth on August 21 NASA gcw

'Extremely hazardous': At 94,000 kmph, asteroid to pass Earth on August 21

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

NASA asteroid size of Taj Mahal to cross Earth gcwNASA asteroid size of Taj Mahal to cross Earth gcw

Asteroid ‘2008 GO20’, 3 times the size of Taj Mahal, to whizz past Earth on July 25

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

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NASA spacecraft is on a 200 million mile journey back to Earth with asteroid rubble

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

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Japanese space probe returns with asteroid samples

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 has confirmed that there is water on sunlit surface of moonNASA has confirmed that there is water on sunlit surface of moon

NASA confirms: There's water on sunlit surface of moon

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 1998 OR2 to fly close to Earth today; object looks like facemaskAsteroid 1998 OR2 to fly close to Earth today; object looks like facemask

Asteroid 1998 OR2 to fly close to Earth today; object looks like facemask

 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

Dubai to have asteroid based skyscraper dangling in from spaceDubai to have asteroid based skyscraper dangling in from space

Asteroid skyscraper, the newest piece of real estate in Dubai?

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 

 

Credit: Cloudsao.com

Mar 30, 2017, 3:55 AM IST

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School children from India join global hunt for asteroids

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