Asteroid News:

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…


What are the biggest threats to humanity?
… possibilities : think of the hurtling asteroid of the film Armageddon or the alien invasion… too much. Super-volcanoes and other natural disasters, such as an asteroid… such as super-volcanoes and asteroid impacts Find a natural precedent. When scientists…


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…


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


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…


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: 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…


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