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301 And 262-Foot NEOs Will Closely Approach Earth On Wednesday

KEY POINTS Two giant asteroids will pass Earth on Oct. 14 Both 2020TD and 2020TU2 have not been included in the ESA’s Risk List 2020TO2 will make its next close…

Asteroid Bennu Could Shed Light on How Ingredients for Life Reached Earth | Smart News

A series of studies published last week in the journals Science and Science Advances offer a new, detailed look at the makeup of a small asteroid called Bennu. The studies…

The mountains of Pluto are snowcapped, but not for the same reasons as on Earth

At left, the “Cthulhu” region near Pluto’s equator, at right the Alps on Earth. Two identical landscapes created by highly different processes. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research…

A Supernova Exploded Near Earth About 2.5 Million Years Ago, Possibly Causing An Extinction Event

A star’s spectacular death in the constellation Taurus was observed on Earth as the supernova of … [+] 1054 A.D. The remains of the explosion as seen by NASA’s Spitzer…

Two Massive Asteroids, 1 Smaller NEA To Zip Past Earth On Tuesday

KEY POINTS The NEAs will pass by Earth on Tuesday, Oct. 13 2018GD2 has been included in the ESA’s Risk List 2020TN3 is expected to be three times as big…

China’s Mars Probe Tianwen-1 Sends Home Selfies Captured 15 Million Miles From Earth

KEY POINTS The CNSA released new selfies of Tianwen-1 captured 15 million miles away from Earth The Mars probe took images of itself using a tiny camera ejected from the…

Elon Musk has ‘seen no evidence of an advanced civilization visiting Earth’

Elon Musk tweeted this scenic view of the Starship SN5 prototype in mid-air in August. This is an identified flying object. Elon Musk/SpaceX The truth is out there, and Elon Musk is…

New Theory Suggests Tunguska Explosion Was A 656 Foot-Wide Asteroid’s Near-Miss With Earth

An extraterrestrial body glowing as it enters the Earth’s atmosphere Getty On the morning of June 30, 1908, the ground trembled in Central Siberia, and a series of flying fireballs,…

Geologists solve puzzle that could predict valuable rare earth element deposits

Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth deposits. Credit: Michael Anenburg, ANU. Pioneering…

Geologists solve puzzle that could predict valuable rare earth element deposits — ScienceDaily

Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth deposits. A team of geologists, led…