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Sunday, May 09, 2021



Asteroid Apophis is not a threat to Earth for at least 100 years, says NASA

March 29, 2021 9:17 am

Astronomers used the asteroid Apophis' flyby on March 5, 2021, as an opportunity to use powerful radar observations to estimate the celestial object's orbit around the Sun.

School students in India discover 18 new asteroids

March 01, 2021 3:39 pm

In the project, the students from India, and across the globe analysed the high quality astronomical data provided by IASC -- an online scientific program for kids to discover Asteroids and Near Earth Objects (NEO).

Mystery behind diamond-studded meteorite that hit Sudan in 2008 revealed

December 29, 2020 9:05 am

A sample of 50 grams analysed by a team under an infrared microscope has found that the meteorite had a unique mineral makeup, including 'amphibole' which requires prolonged exposure to water in order to develop.

This asteroid just whizzed past Earth's atmosphere

November 18, 2020 10:18 am

Citizens of Earth would have been witnesses to a great spectacle had 2020VT4 penetrated Earth's atmosphere. It would enter Earth's sky as meteorites and left a long trail behind which would be visible to the naked eye in daylight.

Sunlight changes Asteroid Apophis' path; will it increase probability of collision?

November 08, 2020 1:33 pm

Even after the new calculations, lead author David Tholen believes that the chances of the asteroid hitting the Earth but it can'e be ruled out altogether. 

Explained: What is 16 Psyche, the asteroid believed to be worth $10,000 quadrillion?

November 06, 2020 12:47 pm

NASA scientists believe that the asteroid is made up of almost entirely of iron, nickel and several other rare materials like gold, platinum, cobalt, iridium and rhenium.

Colossal asteroid may crash into the Earth in 2068

October 29, 2020 7:18 pm

It is expected that this asteroid will whizz past the Earth on April 13, 2029, when it would be easily visible from the naked eye.

Astronomers capture pictures of Asteroid that rushed-past extremely close to Earth

October 24, 2020 2:22 pm

The asteroid reached a minimum distance of 46,000 km from the earth which is almost equivalent to that of the 12 per cent distance between the Earth and the Moon.

Asteroid samples escaping from jammed NASA spacecraft

October 24, 2020 11:40 am

The sample container on the end of the robot arm penetrated so deeply into the asteroid and with such force, however, that rocks got sucked in and became wedged around the rim of the lid.

Asteroid as big as Boeing 747 to zoom past the Earth today

October 07, 2020 10:53 am

NASA’s asteroid monitoring center claimed that an all-new asteroid equal to the size of an airliner Boeing 747 is set to hurtle past the Earth on October 7.