Asteroid News:

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft leaves asteroid to head home
…Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft has departed from a faraway asteroid and begun… on Wednesday with samples of the asteroid in tow. Hayabusa-2 is expected to return to Earth… the asteroid Ryugu, located about 300 million km (190 million miles) from Earth. Following…


US meteorite adds to origins mystery
… likely paths. Studying the likely orbits of similar asteroids can help to reveal… their parent body, the larger asteroid they once were part of. Video of the fireball over…=emb_logo "This is a great way to do what amounts to a low-cost asteroid sample return…


Distant star's vision of our Sun's future 'death'
… to a white dwarf, like an asteroid, the gravity is so strong the asteroid would be ripped… and, pretty much, Earth will be engulfed by the Sun. But Mars, the asteroid belt, Jupiter…. "Eventually, the Sun will become a white dwarf and still have Mars, the asteroid belt…


Belfast's Prof Fitzsimmons calls for help from amateur astronomers
… is designed to calculate how to stop asteroids colliding with the planet but they need… help deciding which asteroids to observe. Is there a potentially lethal asteroid… out there, just waiting for us? "We will get a serious asteroid impact sometime…


Fortnite Chapter 2: First glimpse of new season after map wiped out by asteroid
asteroid and enveloped in a black hole, Fortnite is back online. Season 11 - or Chapter…


Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft makes final touchdown on asteroid
…A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a faraway asteroid, where… contact with the Ryugu asteroid was met with relief and cheering in the control room… craft, which grabbed rocks from the asteroid in February. After blasting a crater…


Antarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way
… meteorites made up of different asteroid types. And if we can find that many…


Movie shows moment of asteroid landing
… down on an asteroid Ryugu. Hayabusa was attempting to grab a sample of rock… in the manoeuvre, which occurred on asteroid on 21 February (GMT). A shower of dusty fragments…


Chicxulub asteroid impact: Stunning fossils record dinosaurs' demise
… the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Excavations in North… the giant asteroid hit the Earth. When this 12km-wide object slammed into what is now… that was enriched with iridium, an element commonly found in asteroids and meteorites. Iridium…


Hayabusa-2: Asteroid mission exploring a 'rubble pile'
…The asteroid being explored by the Japanese mission Hayabusa-2 is a "rubble… pile" formed when rocks were blasted off a bigger asteroid and came back together… again. The discovery means that asteroid Ryugu has a parent body out there somewhere…