Asteroid News:

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…


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: 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…


Psyche: Metal world mission targets 'iron volcanoes'
… of the asteroid belt - the sprawling mass of planetary leftovers that orbits the Sun between… is the largest metallic asteroid known to science. But how did this 200km-wide metal world… will seek to understand the asteroid's surface features, or topography. It's not known…


Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe arrives at Asteroid Bennu
…The American space agency's Osiris-Rex probe has drawn up alongside Asteroid… https://twitter.com/OSIRISREx/status/1069645554462810113 Asteroids are left-overs… asteroid. But ours will be by far the largest sample collection by a robotic spacecraft…


US detects huge meteor explosion
… noon local time on 18 December, the asteroid barrelled through the atmosphere… the significance? In 2005, Congress tasked Nasa with finding 90% of near-Earth asteroids… 2018, the small 3m (10ft) asteroid 2018 LA was discovered by a ground-based…


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