Tag: asteroids

Massive volcanic events in Earth's history that released large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere frequently correlate with periods of severe environmental change and mass extinctions. A new method to estimate how much and how rapidly...
Global melting is prying the lid off methane stocks, the extent of which we do not know. A young researcher from the University of Copenhagen has discovered high concentrations of the powerful greenhouse gas in meltwater...

Astronomers want your help hunting for asteroids

Anyone can become an asteroid hunter thanks to a new program launched by astronomers at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. As...

Here’s how NASA is planning to protect Earth from asteroids and comets

The large impact craters dotting our planet are powerful reminders that asteroids and comets strike the Earth from time to time. As often said,...

New study says left-over planetesimals, not asteroids, created the moon’s largest craters

The moon's pock-marked surface tells the story of its history. It's marked by over 9,000 impact craters, according to the International Astronomical Union (IAU.)...

Good news for a change—NASA proves there’s a defense against killer asteroids

The stock market is dipping, inflation is on the rise and there is no end in sight to the war in Ukraine. But not...

30,000 near-Earth asteroids discovered, and numbers are rising

We have now discovered 30,039 near-Earth asteroids in the solar system—rocky bodies orbiting the sun on a path that brings them close to Earth's...

Space mission shows Earth’s water may be from asteroids

Water may have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system, scientists said after analysing rare samples collected...

Hopping space dust makes asteroids look rougher

Like corn kernels popping in a frying pan, tiny grains of dust may hop around on the surface of asteroids, according to a new...

China plans system to take out asteroids hurtling toward Earth

China plans to develop a system for monitoring asteroids that pose a threat to earth, highlighting the nation's growing ambitions for its space program. The...

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