Asteroid News:

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…


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: Japanese probe likely to have 'bombed' an asteroid
… charge on the asteroid it is exploring. The idea was to create an artificial crater… in the asteroid. Because of the debris that would have been thrown up in this event, Hayabusa… appeared to show a spray of debris emerging from the limb of the asteroid, indicating…


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…


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…


Hayabusa-2: Movie shows moment of asteroid landing
…A camera captures the moment Hayabusa-2 touches down on an asteroid A movie… on an asteroid. The probe was attempting to grab a sample of rock from the 1km-wide body… Earth. During sample collection, the spacecraft approached the asteroid


Hayabusa 2: Asteroid image shows touchdown marks
… it touched down on the surface of an asteroid last week. The discolouration could have…, or by the bullet it fired into the ground. The purpose of the touchdown on asteroid Ryugu… approached the 1km-wide asteroid with an instrument called the sampler horn. On touchdown…


Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid
…A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on an asteroid in an attempt to collect… from a pre-chosen site on the asteroid Ryugu just before 23:00 GMT on 21 February…. The spacecraft reached asteroid Ryugu in June 2018 after a three-and-a-half-year journey from…


Japan sets date for asteroid 'rock grab'
… from an asteroid on 22 February, the country's space agency (Jaxa) says. Hayabusa 2… reached asteroid Ryugu in June 2018 after a three-and-a-half-year journey from Earth… the asteroid's surface was more rugged than expected. During sample collection…


The CubeSat revolution changing the way we see the world
… into deep craters and analysing the light that bounces back. The Near-Earth Asteroid… Scout project will collect data from asteroids and send its findings back to earth…