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Remnants of an ancient asteroid shed new light on the early solar system — ScienceDaily

Researchers have shaken up a once accepted timeline for cataclysmic events in the early solar system. About 4.5 Ga (giga-anum, or billion years ago), as a large disc of dust…

OSIRIS-REx will attempt its first asteroid sample collection next month

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is almost ready to touch down on the asteroid Bennu, NASA announced today. On October 20th, OSIRIS-REx will make its first attempt at collecting a sample of…

US probe to touch down on asteroid Bennu on October 20

The asteroid Bennu, as photographed by OSIRIS-REx, on December 2, 2018 After a four-year journey, NASA’s robotic spacecraft OSIRIS-REx will descend to asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface on October 20, touching…

An asteroid the size of a school bus is passing Earth today, because it’s 2020 and of course

This illustration shows a near-Earth asteroid like asteroid 2020 SW traveling through space. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech This illustration shows a near-Earth asteroid like asteroid 2020 SW traveling through space. Image…

Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer Updated 9:05 am PDT, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 This image from video made available by NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies shows the path of asteroid…

Watch live as an asteroid the size of a school bus flies close to Earth

We don’t have a close look at 2020 SW, but this NASA illustration shows what an asteroid looks like in space. NASA/JPL/Caltech Asteroids swing by Earth all the time, but…

NASA spacecraft discovers chunks of asteroid Vesta on asteroid Bennu

Osiris-Rex snapped these views of bright boulders on asteroid Bennu in 2019. They appear to have come from asteroid Vesta. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona Asteroid Bennu, the subject of NASA’s Osiris-Rex…

Astronomers discover a 2-km asteroid orbiting closer to the sun than Venus

This image from the study shows 2020 AV2‘s orbit. It also shows the orbits of Earth, Mercury and Venus. Perihelions are dotted lines, and aphelions are solid lines. Credit: Credit:…