Venus is thought to have had an Earth-like atmosphere, but experienced runaway greenhouse effect, resulting in its current climate.
Contrary to earlier assumptions, larger ureilite diamonds are signs of immense, destructive forces prevalent at that time.
The Hera mission will be the first spacecraft in history to explore a binary asteroid system.
The 'potentially hazardous asteroid' called '2011 ES4' will be at a distance of 1.2 lakh kms from Earth at its closest.
The first space rock that the scientists discovered was the asteroid 514107 Ka'epaoka'awela which means 'mischievous opposite-moving companion of Jupiter.'
The day is aimed at creating awareness around near-earth objects (NEOs), which could pose a 'potentially catastrophic' threat to our planet someday.
Asteroids are a lot more than objects of scientific curiosity. Past encounters have warned us that asteroid impacts leave a mark.
One of the most abundant class of meteorites found on Earth may have formed in an unusual event during a sliver of time in the early solar system.
Both asteroids are small fragments re-accumulated to form an aggregate body and may have formed from the same original shattered parent body.
According to the Centre for NEO Studies, 2017 AP4 is classified as a member of the Apollo family of asteroids.
Massive asteroids JF1, Apophis to graze Earth in 2020s; planetary defence courtesy NASA, ESA still underway
NASA and ESA plan to test an asteroid-deflection strategy on a real asteroid in 2022.
The asteroid is classified as potentially hazardous but there is no chance of it colliding with our planet.
Water is understandably vital for habitability anywhere in space and key to making humans an interplanetary species.
The image shows details about C/2019 Q4 — a fuzzy coma and tail, both of which are features not seen in 'Oumuamua.
Doomsday asteroids like Apophis represent rare opportunities for planetary defence scientists.
The collection of samples is slated for 2020, with the spacecraft expected to return by September 2023.
NASA calls for a global network of surveillance system to keep an eye out for near-Earth objects.
The Moon is far less dense & has way more deep fissures than scientists thought it did.
The 10-year mission involves a probe to sample an asteroid & an orbiter to study a comet.
Fewer than ten observable asteroid collisions have taken place in the Earth's in the current millennia.