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#TIL Thursdays:  Asteroids that are hazardous to life on Earth are destroyed far away from Sun, says study

Feb 18, 2016

#TIL Thursdays: Asteroids that are hazardous to life on Earth are destroyed far away from Sun, says study

Near-Earth objects (NEOs)- asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to life on Earth — are destroyed very far from the Sun rather than ending their existence in a dramatic plunge into the solar body, a new study suggests. #Sun #Space #Asteroids #University of Helsinki #Shareworthy #css #NEO #Robert Jedicke #FScience #Near Earth
Up next for Nasa, missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020

Oct 01, 2015

Up next for Nasa, missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020

In its quest to explore Venus, near-earth objects and bizarre metal asteroids, Nasa has zeroed on five key science investigations among 27 proposals through its ambitious Discovery programme. #didyouknow #Nasa #Mars #Pluto #Asteroids #Venus #Lucy #Shareworthy #Discovery programme #John Grunsfeld #Psyche #Near Earth Objects
Not science fiction: NASA developing 'space shotgun' to test strength of asteroids

Sep 21, 2015

Not science fiction: NASA developing 'space shotgun' to test strength of asteroids

NASA has teamed up with a Brooklyn-based company to create the first ever space shotgun that will test the strength of asteroids. #Life #ThingsWeLike #Nasa #Mars #Space #Asteroids #space shotgun
Guess how many asteroids smashed into earth's atmosphere in 20 years? 556!

Nov 18, 2014

Guess how many asteroids smashed into earth's atmosphere in 20 years? 556!

A new NASA map has revealed that over 556 asteroids smashed into the atmosphere over a 20-year period between 1994 and 2013, suggesting that space rocks are slamming into the Earth's atmosphere at a higher rate than previously thought. #Nasa #Astronomy #Space #Asteroids #Space science
New Delhi: Team of students discovers two new asteroids

Aug 15, 2014

New Delhi: Team of students discovers two new asteroids

Two new asteroids have been discovered by a team of students from two city schools as part of a nationwide campaign. #New Delhi #Astronomy #Discovery #Asteroids
Delhi school students discover asteroid, confirms international space community

Jun 22, 2013

Delhi school students discover asteroid, confirms international space community

A new asteroid has been discovered by two students from a Delhi school and the find has been confirmed by the international space community, an NGO for popularizing space said Saturday #Delhi #Astronomy #Asteroids #Outer Space #star gazing
NASA wants you... to track asteroids

Jun 19, 2013

NASA wants you... to track asteroids

NASA called on backyard astronomers and other citizen-scientists on Tuesday to help track asteroids that could create havoc on Earth #Nasa #Astronomy #Asteroids
Asteroids, comets fractured moon's crust?

Dec 06, 2012

Asteroids, comets fractured moon's crust?

Asteroids and comets colliding with the moon not only pitted its surface but also severely fractured its crust, researchers with NASA said on Wednesday, in a finding that could help crack a Martian puzzle. #didyouknow #Nasa #Asteroids #comets
Did Asteroids bring life to Earth?

Nov 02, 2012

Did Asteroids bring life to Earth?

Asteroids may have brought life to Earth as scientists claim their collisions with planets can boost the birth and evolution of complex life. #BuzzPatrol #Nasa #Life on Earth #Asteroids
New formula for profits: High-tech tycoons want to mine asteroids

Apr 24, 2012

New formula for profits: High-tech tycoons want to mine asteroids

A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits. The mega-million dollar plan is to use commercially built robotic ships to squeeze rocket fuel and valuable minerals like platinum and gold. #Nasa #TechBuzz #Space exploration #Space colonization #Asteroids