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Showing posts with label asteroid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label asteroid. Show all posts

Friday, November 8, 2019

481394 (2006 SF6): Enormous 2,000-foot-wide Asteroid to Speed Past Earth at 18,000 Miles Per Hour in November


481394 (2006 SF6): Enormous 2,000-foot-wide Asteroid to Speed Past Earth at 18,000 Miles Per Hour in November


Article Excerpt: "... 481394 (2006 SF6) according to NASA projections, there won't be another approach as close as the one on November 20 over the course of the next two centuries ..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com
More Reading: NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


Article Excerpt: "...Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA awarded Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $..."


Reference: www.latimes.com

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

This story was originally published on Dec 5, 2018


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu


Article Excerpt: "... at about 11.8 miles (19 kilometers) from Bennu’s Sun-facing surface, OSIRIS-REx will begin a preliminary survey of the asteroid. The spacecraft will commence flyovers of Bennu’s north pole, equatorial region, and south pole, getting as close as nearly 4 miles (7 kilometers) above Bennu during each flyover. The primary science goals of this survey are to refine estimates of Bennu’s mass and spin rate, and to generate a more precise model of its shape ..."


Reference: www.astrobio.net

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid to collect samples


Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid to collect samples


Article Excerpt: "... A Japanese space explorer arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3½-year journey and now begins its real work of trying to blow a crater to collect samples to eventually bring back to Earth ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Thursday, November 30, 2017

SpaceX’s Planned Giant Rocket Could Chase Down Interstellar Asteroid


SpaceX’s Planned Giant Rocket Could Chase Down Interstellar Asteroid


Article Excerpt: "... There may be yet another future use for SpaceX's huge Mars-colonization rocket. That rocket, called the BFR, could launch a probe toward 'Oumuamua, the interstellar asteroid that ..."


Reference: www.scientificamerican.com