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'Impact crater' hides under Greenland ice
… was probably dug out by a 1.5km-wide iron asteroid sometime between about 12,000 and three…


Greenland ice sheet hides huge 'impact crater'
… was probably dug out by a 1.5km-wide iron asteroid sometime between about 12,000 and three… the main asteroid object as it moved towards its collision with Earth. What… as the Earth emerged from the height of last ice age. Some have argued that an asteroid


Splosh! How the dinosaur-killing asteroid made Chicxulub crater
… like a liquid - but that is what happened when an asteroid struck the Earth 66…


Asteroid pioneers: The team who put rovers on a space rock
… - the asteroid known as 162173 Ryugu. The 900m (2,950ft) wide space rock is thought… the asteroid and will also land on the surface of Ryugu itself to collect samples, before…


Hayabusa 2: German-led lander drops to asteroid's surface
…Japan's space agency (Jaxa) has put another lander on the surface of asteroid… and magnetic field. Hayabusa-2 reached the asteroid in June this year after a three… Asteroid Surface Scout (Mascot), which has been built by the German Aerospace Center…


Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers send pictures from asteroid
… robotic explorers on the surface of an asteroid. The two small "rovers", which were… rock known as Ryugu. The asteroid's low gravity means they can hop across… the asteroid Ryugu in June this year after a three-and-a-half-year journey. Why does…


Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid
…Two robotic explorers are descending to the surface of an asteroid. Japan's… place robot rovers on the surface of an asteroid. Rover 1A and Rover 1B will move… and measure temperatures. Hayabusa-2 reached the asteroid Ryugu in June this year after…


Hayabusa-2: Japan sets date for spacecraft's asteroid touchdown
… the surface of an asteroid with robots. The Hayabusa-2 spacecraft reached the asteroid… will be despatched to separate locations on the asteroid. If all goes well, Hayabusa-2… of an asteroid. The 1km-wide space rock known formally as 162173 Ryugu belongs…


Scottish firm unveils plans for asteroid mining mission
asteroid mining mission. Asteroid Mining Corporation (AMC) is seeking £2.3m to build… a satellite capable of identifying platinum-group metal deposits on near-Earth asteroids…. It hopes to launch the Asteroid Prospecting Satellite One (APS1) in 2020. APS1…


Jupiter asteroid spotted
…An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter…