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NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft leaves a mess on asteroid while making its return to Earth
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NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft leaves a mess on asteroid while making its return to Earth

A depression is visible where Osiris-Rex penetrated the asteroid’s surface. Boulders were hurled by the pressurised nitrogen gas that was fired at the ground to churn up material for vacuuming, and by the spacecraft’s getaway thruster.

Asteroid 2001 FO32 the largest space rock to fly by Earth in 2021, closest approach on 21 March
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Asteroid 2001 FO32 the largest space rock to fly by Earth in 2021, closest approach on 21 March

Asteroid 2001 FO32 is not going to fly in Earth's near neighbourhood again until 2052, when it will be at a much greater distance.

School students in India discover 18 new asteroids as part of the International Asteroid Discovery Project
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School students in India discover 18 new asteroids as part of the International Asteroid Discovery Project

Over two years, 150 students from India have participated in this two-month-long campaign to find asteroids, making this the largest asteroid discovery project in India.

Asteroid Apophis the chosen target of a planetary defense exercise during its 6 March flyby
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Asteroid Apophis the chosen target of a planetary defense exercise during its 6 March flyby

Apophis has been calculated as being on a possible 'collision course' with Earth several times in the past.

Asteroid flyby, new moon, Mercury aligns with Saturn and Jupiter: Here are celestial events visible in January
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Asteroid flyby, new moon, Mercury aligns with Saturn and Jupiter: Here are celestial events visible in January

On 10 January, Mercury will form a triangle with Saturn 2 degrees to Mercury's right and Jupiter 2 degrees above them.

Hayabusa 2 comes back with charcoal like pieces from asteroid Ryugu
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Hayabusa 2 comes back with charcoal like pieces from asteroid Ryugu

Following studies in Japan, some of the samples will be shared with NASA and other international space agencies for additional research.

Arya Pulate, Shreya Waghmare, students of a school in Pune, discover 6 new preliminary asteroids
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Arya Pulate, Shreya Waghmare, students of a school in Pune, discover 6 new preliminary asteroids

The students, Arya Pulate and Shreya Waghmare, were trained to analyse data and spot potential asteroids close to Earth.

First peek inside Hayabusa2 capsule; JAXA officials find more than anticipated asteroid sand, gas inside
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First peek inside Hayabusa2 capsule; JAXA officials find more than anticipated asteroid sand, gas inside

They said that capsule successfully brought back asteroid gases that are clearly different from the air on Earth — a first sample-return of gases from outer space.

Geminid meteor showers 2020 to be visible for the last time today: Where and how to watch it in India?
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Geminid meteor showers 2020 to be visible for the last time today: Where and how to watch it in India?

The Geminids Meteor Shower originates from the Gemini constellation and its source is the 3200 Phaethon which is either an asteroid or a rock comet.

Japan's Hayabusa2 returns after six years journey to-fro asteroid Ryugu: All you need to know
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Japan's Hayabusa2 returns after six years journey to-fro asteroid Ryugu: All you need to know

Hayabusa-2 now travels on to its next journey to visit asteroid 1998 KY26 which will take it 11 years to reach.

Mystery space object circling Earth is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid: NASA
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Mystery space object circling Earth is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid: NASA

The object will leave our near neighbourhood in March, shooting back into its orbit around the sun.

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 to land on Earth, with asteroid by 5 December: Here’s all you need to know
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Japan’s Hayabusa 2 to land on Earth, with asteroid by 5 December: Here’s all you need to know

By studying the soil samples sent by the shoebox-sized probe, JAXA scientists aim to study the formation of organic material in the ancient time.

Asteroid 2000 WO107 won't hit Earth but will just pass by on 29 November
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Asteroid 2000 WO107 won't hit Earth but will just pass by on 29 November

It was last officially observed on 13 January 2018 and after 29 November, it is again supposed to pass by Earth closely on 6 February 2031.

Scientists recalculate that Asteroid Apophis is speeding up, might hit Earth in 2068
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Scientists recalculate that Asteroid Apophis is speeding up, might hit Earth in 2068

This reassessment has shown that there is a tiny probability - 1 in 1,50,000 - that the asteroid will impact the Earth.

Osiris-Rex successfully collects rock, dust samples from asteroid Bennu, for the second time
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Osiris-Rex successfully collects rock, dust samples from asteroid Bennu, for the second time

The probe is on a mission to collect fragments that scientists hope will help unravel the origins of our solar system but hit a snag after it picked up too big of a sample.

Samples of asteroid Bennu are spilling out from NASA's jammed OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
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Samples of asteroid Bennu are spilling out from NASA's jammed OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

Bennu was chosen by NASA for its carbon-rich character, thought to have held on to the building blocks of the solar system.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tweets about US election day asteroid approaching Earth on 2 Nov
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tweets about US election day asteroid approaching Earth on 2 Nov

The Asteroid 2018VP1 is currently flying at a speed more than 40,000 km per hour but isnt “big enough” to cause any harm.

After two years circling asteroid Bennu, NASA's Osiris-Rex mission to touch down, collect samples
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After two years circling asteroid Bennu, NASA's Osiris-Rex mission to touch down, collect samples

While NASA has brought back comet dust and solar wind particles, it’s never attempted to sample one of the nearly 1 million known asteroids lurking in our solar system until now.

NASA think that OSIRIS-REx spacecraft might find evidence of water on asteroid Bennu
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NASA think that OSIRIS-REx spacecraft might find evidence of water on asteroid Bennu

NASA researchers believe Bennu's parent body had an ancient river that flowed through cracks and has now left behind carbonate.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx to descend on asteroid Bennu on 20 October to collect rocks, dust
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx to descend on asteroid Bennu on 20 October to collect rocks, dust

after travelling for four years, OSIRIS-REx will touch down on a site chosen by NASA, called Nightingale, a rocky area that is 16 meters in diameter.