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Asteroid's moon gets a name before NASA's DART mission crashes into it in 2022
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Asteroid's moon gets a name before NASA's DART mission crashes into it in 2022

The DART mission will target the near-Earth asteroid's moon Dimorphos when it relatively close In the second half of 2022.

It's Asteroid Day 2020: Why you should care, and how to catch live events on asteroids today
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It's Asteroid Day 2020: Why you should care, and how to catch live events on asteroids today

Asteroids are a lot more than objects of scientific curiosity. Past encounters have warned us that asteroid impacts leave a mark.

Asteroid that is three times bigger than the Big Ben shot past the Earth at a speed of 46,400 kmph
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Asteroid that is three times bigger than the Big Ben shot past the Earth at a speed of 46,400 kmph

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
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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.

Mars may have once been a ringed planet billions of years ago, say researchers
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Mars may have once been a ringed planet billions of years ago, say researchers

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
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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.

Scientists say asteroids Bennu and Ryugu may have formed from a direct collision in space
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Scientists say asteroids Bennu and Ryugu may have formed from a direct collision in space

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
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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
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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
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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.

Astronomers discover existence of a minimoon three years after Earth captures it
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Astronomers discover existence of a minimoon three years after Earth captures it

It is around 1.9-3.5 meter in diameter and could be leaving the Earth's orbit somewhere around April.

MIT researchers develop 'decision map' that finds the best way to deflect incoming asteroid
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MIT researchers develop 'decision map' that finds the best way to deflect incoming asteroid

The researchers applied their method to Apophis and Bennu, two near-Earth asteroids that are constantly flying-by Earth.

World’s oldest asteroid strike in Western Australia might have caused a global thaw
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World’s oldest asteroid strike in Western Australia might have caused a global thaw

Earth had glacial ice before the time of the impact – but afterwards, ice disappeared for hundreds of millions of years.

Asteroid 2017 AP4 will zip past the Earth, at a safe distance, today at 2.24 pm IST
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Asteroid 2017 AP4 will zip past the Earth, at a safe distance, today at 2.24 pm IST

According to the Centre for NEO Studies, 2017 AP4 is classified as a member of the Apollo family of asteroids.

Asteroid 2019 VF1, 150 m in diameter, to fly really close to Earth today at 9.40 pm
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Asteroid 2019 VF1, 150 m in diameter, to fly really close to Earth today at 9.40 pm

The asteroid has been classified as a Near-Earth Object by NASA, but it will not hit Earth this time around.

JAXA's Hayabusa-2 will soon begin its return journey to Earth from Asteroid Ryugu
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JAXA's Hayabusa-2 will soon begin its return journey to Earth from Asteroid Ryugu

The spacecraft is carrying samples from the asteroid which might explain the beginning of the solar system.

Asteroid or comet impact triggered abrupt climate change, extinction of ice-age animals
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Asteroid or comet impact triggered abrupt climate change, extinction of ice-age animals

In the last few years, scientists have found a variety of exotic impact-related materials all over the globe.

Treasure trove of fossil reveal post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid hit Earth
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Treasure trove of fossil reveal post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid hit Earth

Mammals had lived in the large shadow of the dinosaurs, never getting bigger than a small dog until the mass extinction.

Mega asteroid as big as the Burj Khalifa to fly really close to the Earth today
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Mega asteroid as big as the Burj Khalifa to fly really close to the Earth today

The asteroid is classified as potentially hazardous but there is no chance of it colliding with our planet.