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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…


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…


How ancestors of living birds survived asteroid strike
…The ancestors of modern birds may have survived the asteroid strike that wiped… to dominate the planet. The asteroid impact 66 million years ago laid waste to the world's… survival advantage in the aftermath of the asteroid strike," said Dr Daniel Field…


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…


Newspaper headlines: 'Putin the pariah' and asteroid strike
… and helping to pay for the wedding that was always an unlikely outcome. Asteroids Nasa…, meanwhile, has weightier matters on its mind: how to prevent a huge asteroid strike… spacecraft, capable of shunting asteroids or blowing them up. Anyone questioning…


The 22-year-old running UK's only asteroid mining business
…Mitch Hunter-Scullion runs the UK's only asteroid mining business. He hopes… asteroids. Video journalist: Claire Read…


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 visitor's identity solved
… comets, and was thought to be an asteroid. But that didn't fully explain the object's… of the Sun's heat on its icy surface. Comet vs asteroid Comets consist of both rock and ice…. In our Solar System, this lies almost as far from the Sun as Jupiter. Asteroids


Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft reaches cosmic 'diamond'
…A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at its target - an asteroid shaped like… of the asteroid. Once Hayabusa 2 is safely out of the way, an explosive charge will detonate… study asteroids to gain insights into the origins and evolution of our cosmic…