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Feb 10, 2017
Nasa begins hunt for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroidA NASA spacecraft has started searching for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids.
Sep 09, 2016
Nasa launches first mission to collect 'asteroid dust', may hold possible clues to lifeNasa hopes the solar-powered OSIRIS-REx will bring back the largest payload of space samples since the Apollo era of the 1960s and 1970s,
Sep 06, 2016
We will rock you in space: Asteroid named after Queen frontman Freddie MercuryAn asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit has been named after the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury
Aug 16, 2016
Nasa's asteroid mission to test concepts for manned journey to MarsIn a bid to validate concepts for the future manned journey to Mars, Nasa has approved the Asteroid Redirect Mission (Arm) to proceed to the next phase of design and development for the mission's robotic segment.
Feb 22, 2016
New technique may help divert Earth-bound asteroidsA new approach that uses a spacecraft to crash at high speeds into an asteroid headed for a collision with the Earth may prevent the potentially devastating consequences of an impact, scientists say.
Feb 18, 2016
#TIL Thursdays: Asteroids that are hazardous to life on Earth are destroyed far away from Sun, says studyNear-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.
Oct 01, 2015
Up next for Nasa, missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020In 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.
Sep 21, 2015
Not science fiction: NASA developing 'space shotgun' to test strength of asteroidsNASA has teamed up with a Brooklyn-based company to create the first ever space shotgun that will test the strength of asteroids.
Aug 20, 2015
Not to worry, Earth is safe: NASA rubbishes claims of an asteroid hitting homeNASA has rubbished claims that a devastating asteroid will hit Earth sometime between 15 to 28 September, saying there is not one shred of evidence of any celestial object impacting our planet next month.
May 04, 2015
Asteroid caused immense lava eruptions in India killing off dinosaurs, say researchersThe massive dinosaur-killing asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago likely triggered most of the immense eruptions of lava in India known as the Deccan Traps.