Asteroid News:

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…


Jupiter asteroid's backwards orbit
…An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter…


Thornberry would meet 'asteroid of awfulness' Trump
… Donald Trump, despite describing him as an "asteroid of awfulness". The shadow… remark that Mr Trump was an "asteroid of awfulness" as she was asked if she would…


Lonely asteroid tells Solar System story
…Researchers have observed the first object of its kind - a carbon-rich asteroid… in the Kuiper Belt. Orbiting in the collection of icy rubble beyond Neptune, the asteroid's… in this region of space have ice-rich surfaces. This asteroid, known as 2004 EW95…


Hayabusa 2 rovers send new images from Ryugu surface
… it has deployed to the surface of an asteroid. The photos reveal new details… of the space rock. The 1kg autonomous rovers move about by hopping, using the asteroid's… the first video footage from the surface of an asteroid. twitter https://twitter.com…