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Nov 04, 2017
Rare metal from asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs could be used for the effective treatment of cancerScientists have demonstrated that iridium - a rare metal delivered to Earth by the asteroid - can be used to kill cancer without harming healthy cells.
Nov 03, 2017
Asteroids located about 160 million miles away photobombed Hubble Telescope's deep images of the universeAsteroids trail that appears as curved or S-shaped streaks intruded into the picture being taken by the Hubble Telescope.
Oct 27, 2017
The solar system is being visited by a small asteroid or comet from elsewhere in the GalaxyIt appears that the object traveled to the solar system from the direction of the constellation of Lyra
Oct 21, 2017
Astronomers confirm that Earth's tiny companion in its orbit around the sun is an asteroid and not space debrisThe asteroid is similar to other near Earth objects, or NEOs, and was originally discovered in 2016.
Oct 12, 2017
Asteroid's close flyby of Earth gives scientists an opportunity to test space collision warning systemsThere was no actual risk of a hit, although the asteroid did come well inside the orbit of the Moon and that of some human-made satellites.
Oct 12, 2017
Team of five Telangana students selected for NASA's Human Exploration Rover ChallengeThe NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge began as the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race and was first held in in 1994, 25 years after the first manned Apollo landing on the moon.
Oct 11, 2017
Small asteroid scheduled to safely pass by Earth tomorrow at a distance of about 42,000 kilometresNo asteroid currently known is predicted to impact Earth for the next 100 years.
Sep 23, 2017
OSIRIS-REx, NASA's asteroid hunting spacecraft flew past the Earth, coming within 17,237 km of AntarcticaThe OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently on a seven-year journey to rendezvous with, study, and return a sample of Bennu to Earth. This sample of a primitive asteroid will help scientists understand the formation of our solar system more than 4.5 billion years ago.
Sep 21, 2017
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope finds binary pair of asteroids with a comet like tailThe object is the first known binary asteroid that is also classified as a main-belt comet.
Sep 21, 2017
Hubble spots strange binary asteroids orbiting each other with comet-like featuresUsing NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has found that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features.