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Bits of Venus from ancient asteroid collisions may be hidden under the moon's surface
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Bits of Venus from ancient asteroid collisions may be hidden under the moon's surface

Venus is thought to have had an Earth-like atmosphere, but experienced runaway greenhouse effect, resulting in its current climate.

Extraterrestrial diamonds form when planets collide, study of meteorites' insides finds
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Extraterrestrial diamonds form when planets collide, study of meteorites' insides finds

Contrary to earlier assumptions, larger ureilite diamonds are signs of immense, destructive forces prevalent at that time.

ESA awards contracts worth €129.4 million for design, manufacture, testing of Hera asteroid mission
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ESA awards contracts worth €129.4 million for design, manufacture, testing of Hera asteroid mission

The Hera mission will be the first spacecraft in history to explore a binary asteroid system.

Asteroid over 22 meters wide to make a pass by Earth closer than the Moon, NASA says
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Asteroid over 22 meters wide to make a pass by Earth closer than the Moon, NASA says

The 'potentially hazardous asteroid' called '2011 ES4' will be at a distance of 1.2 lakh kms from Earth at its closest.

Scientists identify asteroids of interstellar origin moving in our Solar System
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Scientists identify asteroids of interstellar origin moving in our Solar System

The first space rock that the scientists discovered was the asteroid 514107 Ka'epaoka'awela which means 'mischievous opposite-moving companion of Jupiter.'

Asteroid Day 2020: Raising awareness about threat posed by near-earth asteroids, since 2016
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Asteroid Day 2020: Raising awareness about threat posed by near-earth asteroids, since 2016

The day is aimed at creating awareness around near-earth objects (NEOs), which could pose a 'potentially catastrophic' threat to our planet someday.

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.

Meteorites may have come from small worlds with lava oceans in the early solar system
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Meteorites may have come from small worlds with lava oceans in the early solar system

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.

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 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.

Massive asteroids JF1, Apophis to graze Earth in 2020s; planetary defence courtesy NASA, ESA still underway
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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.

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.

Humans could survive in space on water regenerated on asteroids, suggests NASA-funded study
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Humans could survive in space on water regenerated on asteroids, suggests NASA-funded study

Water is understandably vital for habitability anywhere in space and key to making humans an interplanetary species.

Captured in photos: Second interstellar object ever observed in our solar system
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Captured in photos: Second interstellar object ever observed in our solar system

The image shows details about C/2019 Q4 — a fuzzy coma and tail, both of which are features not seen in 'Oumuamua.

Elon Musk tweets yet another asteroid warning — NASA maintains that it's no threat
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Elon Musk tweets yet another asteroid warning — NASA maintains that it's no threat

Doomsday asteroids like Apophis represent rare opportunities for planetary defence scientists.

NASA locks down four potential landing sites on asteroid Bennu to collect samples
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NASA locks down four potential landing sites on asteroid Bennu to collect samples

The collection of samples is slated for 2020, with the spacecraft expected to return by September 2023.

NASA warns meteors are serious threat to Earth, will happen once very 60 years
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NASA warns meteors are serious threat to Earth, will happen once very 60 years

NASA calls for a global network of surveillance system to keep an eye out for near-Earth objects.

Moon's surface is pretty cracked up, getting worse with time and meteor impacts
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Moon's surface is pretty cracked up, getting worse with time and meteor impacts

The Moon is far less dense & has way more deep fissures than scientists thought it did.

China invites partners to join project to collect samples from near-Earth asteroid
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China invites partners to join project to collect samples from near-Earth asteroid

The 10-year mission involves a probe to sample an asteroid & an orbiter to study a comet.

Earliest interstellar visitor may have collided with Earth in 2014: Harvard study
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Earliest interstellar visitor may have collided with Earth in 2014: Harvard study

Fewer than ten observable asteroid collisions have taken place in the Earth's in the current millennia.