Asteroid News:

Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology
… the first known interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology. The odd-shaped… on Wednesday, with astronomers observing the asteroid, which is currently speeding away… have carried out observations of the asteroid with ground telescopes say…


Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid
…An asteroid that visited us from interstellar space is one of the most… asteroid or comet ever observed in our Solar System. Using observations from the Very… were the clue to 'Oumuamua's bizarre shape. "Looking at the asteroid light curve…


Interstellar asteroid is given a name
…The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has…, the asteroid is familiar in appearance. In a paper submitted to Astrophysical Journal… of asteroids in our Solar System. Measuring about 180m by 30m, it resembles a chunky cigar…


Asteroid impact plunged dinosaurs into catastrophic 'winter'
… that followed the asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago. The event is blamed… the asteroid approached the surface from the north-east, striking what was then a shallow…


Asteroid close approach to test warning systems
…An asteroid the size of a house is passing close to Earth. The space rock… with the opportunity to test their asteroid-warning systems. A global network of telescopes…: "We are going to use this asteroid to practise the system that would observe…


Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by Earth
…The largest asteroid in more than a century is set to pass by Earth… for centuries to come. While other asteroids have passed closer to Earth, they were all… estimated to be smaller. Asteroids are the rubble left over from the formation…


Frog evolution linked to dinosaur asteroid strike
… of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests. A new analysis shows… occurred on the heels of the asteroid, which struck what is now the edge of the Yucatan… lineages that originate before the extinction and survive through the asteroid impact…


Fossil sheds light on bird evolution after asteroid strike
… evolved very rapidly after the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs… four million years of the asteroid strike. Like mammals, the birds that survived… of the eye after the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.'' DNA evidence…


A science news preview of 2018
…, the asteroid 162173 Ryugu, in an effort to return samples of this space rock to Earth. Its… predecessor, Hayabusa, captured the world's imagination when, in 2005, it reached asteroid… with some tiny specks of asteroid material - enough for scientists to get information…


Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'
…. The researchers recovered rocks from under the Gulf of Mexico that were hit by an asteroid 66…. It is becoming clear that the 15km-wide asteroid could not have hit a worse place on Earth…" period that followed the immediate firestorm. Had the asteroid struck a different…