Posts Tagged ‘Asteroids’

Asteroid 2017 AG13 passed between the Earth and Moon and we hardly noticed

Just two days after it was first spotted by University of Arizona-based Catalina Sky Survey, a relatively small asteroid flew past the Earth at just half the distance separating the planet and its moon shortly before 8am EST on Monday morning, according to CNET and Space.com. Known as 2017 AG13, the asteroid was only first […]

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Strange ‘Egg Rock’ discovered on Martian surface

While staring at images of Mars’ surface, researchers with NASA’s Curiosity rover recently noticed something strange– a small, round metallic-looking rock – which they dubbed “Egg Rock”. Using its on-board scientific laser, Curiosity was able to test the golf ball-sized rock and determine that it is a metallic meteorite that successfully made it through Mars’ […]

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Catalog of known near-Earth asteroids tops 15,000

The number of discovered near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) now tops 15,000, with an average of 30 new discoveries added each week. The number of discovered near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) now tops 15,000, with an average of 30 new discoveries added each week. Th…

15000 space rocks and counting

Paris (ESA) Oct 28, 2016

The international effort to find, confirm and catalogue the multitude of asteroids that pose a threat to our planet has reached a milestone: 15 000 discovered – with many more to go. The number of catalogued asteroids appro…

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