The DART mission will target the near-Earth asteroid's moon Dimorphos when it relatively close In the second half of 2022.
Asteroids are a lot more than objects of scientific curiosity. Past encounters have warned us that asteroid impacts leave a mark.
NEO's are comets or asteroids that have been "nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth’s neighbourhood."
Ancient micrometeoroids carried stardust, water to asteroid 4 Vesta; could have done same for Earth, say scientists
The stardust in asteroid Vesta holds a unique record of ancient galactic material that was delivered to a celestial body far from Earth.
Study authors state that the only possible explanation behind Deimos’s tilted orbit is for Mars to have had a ring billions of years ago.
Asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit Earth at 60 degrees, maximising the amount of climate-changing gases that entered the atmosphere
It released sulphur in the air and started a “nuclear winter” that not only wiped out dinosaurs but caused 75 percent of life on Earth to go extinct.
Both asteroids are small fragments re-accumulated to form an aggregate body and may have formed from the same original shattered parent body.
Asteroid, climate change is not responsible for the mass extinction that took place 215 million years ago
This mass extinction is termed as the Adamanian-Revueltian turnover, which saw a “decline in diversity among crocodylian-line archosaurs and the extinction of several taxa”.
New type of Trojan asteroid discovered near Jupiter has an orbit like an asteroid but the tail of a comet
It is believed that Trojan asteroids have large amounts of ice beneath their surfaces, but there was never any evidence untill now.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft gets extra time to prepare for it long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu
The spacecraft will attempt its first sample collection on 20 October and is equipped to do it three times if necessary.
It is around 1.9-3.5 meter in diameter and could be leaving the Earth's orbit somewhere around April.
The researchers applied their method to Apophis and Bennu, two near-Earth asteroids that are constantly flying-by Earth.
Earth had glacial ice before the time of the impact – but afterwards, ice disappeared for hundreds of millions of years.
According to the Centre for NEO Studies, 2017 AP4 is classified as a member of the Apollo family of asteroids.
The asteroid has been classified as a Near-Earth Object by NASA, but it will not hit Earth this time around.
The spacecraft is carrying samples from the asteroid which might explain the beginning of the solar system.
In the last few years, scientists have found a variety of exotic impact-related materials all over the globe.
Mammals had lived in the large shadow of the dinosaurs, never getting bigger than a small dog until the mass extinction.
The asteroid is classified as potentially hazardous but there is no chance of it colliding with our planet.