Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 asteroids

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Fri. March 29, 2019

-
Learning about the strength and density of such asteroids would help, Binzel said, if we ever needed to decide between deflecting or blowing up a similar asteroid headed toward Earth. Landers could measure how Earth's tidal pull would stretch the asteroid on its flyby, revealing its interior construction.
Early risers may also be up and about at the same time that an asteroid named 2014 UR speeds past on Saturday. ... An asteroid called the Chicxulub impactor, which killed off the dinosaurs, is thought to have been between 10 and 15 kilometres in size, which is much larger than the comparatively puny ...

Around 7:21 UT April 14th (3:21 a.m. EDT), the 50-km-wide asteroid 113 Amalthea will pass in front of the 11.1-magnitude star TYC 6253-3572-1. The path of visibility, which passes over central New York and New England, is projected to be about 11 km wide. Observers in Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany, ...
Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) hosting provider 3W Infra has added the Asteroid Internet Exchange Point (IXP) to its ecosystem of network infrastructure providers as part of a cooperation agreement. Under the partnership, 3W Infra will interconnect its 160Gbps global network with Asteroid's IXP in ...
The Psyche mission will depart Earth in 2022. The original plan called for a launch in 2023, but NASA moved up the timeline to save on cost and arrive at the asteroid sooner. Under the new plan, the spacecraft will pick up speed with a Mars flyby and arrive at the asteroid, also called Psyche, in early 2026.
Asteroid 2018 CC came within about 184,000km of Earth on February 6 this year. A few days later asteroid 2018 CB came within 64,000km, which is less than one-fifth the distance of Earth to the Moon. Thankfully, both asteroids were relatively small (estimated between 15m and 40m). Neither posed a risk ...

Despite what you may have read, a 1,500-foot-wide asteroid named Bennu is not going to devastate our planet on Sept. 25, 2135. ... When it does, it will nestle up to Bennu, testing rendezvous and landing techniques and collecting a surface sample to investigate the composition of such asteroids.
Today, our solar system's asteroids reside between Mars and Jupiter, in a dense region that's known as the asteroid belt. They're thought to all be the remnants from the gas and dust cloud from which planets, suns, and moons were created. Asteroids vary in size; some are so large, they have enough ...
Japan chose a different type of asteroid to study for Hayabusa2. The goal is to collect information about a wide variety of asteroids across the solar system. Ryugu is a C-type asteroid, meaning that it is carbonaceous; with a high percentage of carbon, this is the most common type of asteroid in the solar ...
It is a hypothetical spacecraft that could either ram into Bennu or target it with a nuclear device, either of which it is hoped would deflect the asteroid away ... In 1998, NASA was directed by the Congressional Committee on Science, Space and Technology to look for possible threats of asteroids larger than a ...
HOUSTON—Planetary defenses, overshadowed perhaps by an enthusiasm over a U.S. human return to the moon, are nonetheless riding the lunar coattail within NASA's proposed 2019 budget for planetary ... THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS. You must have an Aviation Week ...
With a 1 in 2,700 chance of hitting the planet, asteroid Bennu could cause considerable damage, but is not big enough to destroy all life on the planet, according to the Washington Post. However, NASA is reportedly working on a plan that would theoretically send a nine-ton "bulk impactor" to push Bennu ...
"It's really odd that the first object we would see from outside our system would be an asteroid, because a comet would be a lot easier to spot and the solar system ejects many more comets than asteroids," Alan Jackson, one of the authors of the new study, said in a statement. In all likelihood, the Empire ...
Russian scientists have a plan to deal with a hypothetical asteroid threat that's straight out of the movie "Armageddon." A team of government scientists has proposed that nuclear weapons well within the power of those already developed could be used to break up incoming asteroids, protecting the planet ...
... journal Icarus, an international team of researchers found that about one-third of the organic material on Mars was delivered there by asteroid and comet strikes. To determine this, the researchers created a computer model of the solar system that included hundreds of thousands of asteroids and comets.
Nasa's plan to deflect deadly asteroids wouldn't be up to the job of keeping us safe from the deadly asteroid that could one day hit us, a study has found. Experts have developed a technology called HAMMER that they hope could deflect rocks as they fly dangerously towards us. That should be able to keep ...
Called a B-type class, Bennu and other asteroids like it have materials such as volatiles (compounds with a low boiling point), amino acids and organic molecules that are all may have been precursors to life on Earth, according to the University of Arizona. Measurements through telescopes (including the ...

[Potentially Dangerous Asteroids (Images)]. Each HAMMER spacecraft would weigh about 8.8 tons (8 metric tons). If an asteroid threat is detected early enough, a fleet of the vehicles could be dispatched to collide, nuke-free, with the space rock, changing its trajectory enough to spare Earth from an impact.
The asteroid 2017 VR12 passed within about 898,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers) at its closest point during the flyby. That's about 3.8 times the average distance between the Earth and moon (about 238,855 miles or 384,400 km), NASA officials said. [In Photos: Potentially Dangerous Asteroids].
By the way, only three hyperbolic asteroids are known: 'Oumuamua, U7, and another recently discovered called A/2018 C2. That's assuming these are asteroids; just because no activity is seen doesn't mean there isn't any. It could be faint, or it could switch on later. C2 gets closer to the Sun than U7 and ...
MIAMI - An asteroid about the size of the Empire State Building will swing by Earth tonight, and if the conditions are right, it could be visible through a run-of-the-mill telescope. Asteroid 2017 VR12 will pass within 897,000 miles of the planet, which is less than four times the distance between the Earth and ...
Believed to be 220–490 metres in size, Apollo asteroid 2017 VR12 passes just 3.76 lunar distances from Earth at 07:53 UT (7:53am GMT) on 7 March. Discovered by Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii on 10 November 2017, 2017 VR12 orbits the Sun once every 1.6 years. The asteroid should exceed magnitude ...
Most of them, tens of thouands all told, are tucked away in the asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter, but there are plenty of strays wandering around the solar system—that's how we get asteroids making these close approaches to Earth, within just tens of thousands of miles of us. 03_02_asteroid ...
Over 15,000 near-Earth asteroids have been cataloged, but we continue to spot new ones all the time. NASA even has a spacecraft heading for a large asteroid right now so we can learn more about them and perhaps be better prepared if we ever come across one that's aimed to send us the way of the ...
... the Asteroid Institute, said today in a news release. Lu said future observatories, such as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in Chile and NASA's proposed NEOCam space telescope, are expected to produce “a tsunami of data” in the decade ahead. Thousands of previously undetected asteroids could ...
The webcast will feature views of the asteroid as seen by a 16-inch (41 centimeters) robotic telescope at the Tenagra Observatories in Arizona. You can watch the webcast live here Friday, beginning at 12:30 a.m. EST (0530 GMT). [In Photos: Potentially Dangerous Asteroids]. Astronomers using a telescope ...
Shortly after 3 a.m. CST (08:00 UT March 7), asteroid 2017 VR12 passes very close to where we see star HIP 65198. Take a good look at the stars visible in the eyepiece and compare it 10 minutes later to detect the asteroid. Although a 70% illuminated moon is visible that night, asteroids have been ...
Five years ago today, a small asteroid with an estimated size of 65 feet (20 meters) entered Earth's atmosphere. The February 15, 2013, asteroid was moving at 12 miles per second (~19 km/sec) when it struck the protective blanket of air around our planet, which did its job and caused the asteroid to ...
Life could have been brought to Earth by asteroids from another solar system, according to new research by a team of scientists at America's prestigious Harvard University. The research was inspired by the arrival of the interstellar asteroid Oumuamua, which came flying into our solar system in October and ...
"Asteroids of this size do not often approach this close to our planet — maybe only once or twice a year," said Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, in a statement from the agency. 2018 CB is a small asteroid by celestial ...
It's traveling at a breathtaking speed of about 76,000 mph (122,310 km/h), faster than most near-Earth asteroids, they added. But while asteroid 2002 AJ129 is classified as "potentially hazardous" by NASA, at no point now or during the next century does it pose an impact threat to Earth, NASA officials said.
Before we continue, a bit of background: Comets and asteroids arise from the protoplanetary disks of dust, ice and gas around young stars. But whether a comet or an asteroid clumps together from the primordial material depends on the proximity to its star. If it forms close, where stellar heating is so intense ...
This artist's concept from the proposed THOR mission, which never flew due to budgetary constraints, shows a high-velocity impact probe (similar to a small comet or asteroid) striking the surface of Mars. According to a new study, impacts by comets and asteroids are responsible for roughly 30 percent of ...
Nasa's plan to deflect deadly asteroids wouldn't be up to the job of keeping us safe from the deadly asteroid that could one day hit us, a study has found. Experts have developed a technology called HAMMER that they hope could deflect rocks as they fly dangerously towards us. That should be able to keep ...
Humanity needs to step up its asteroid-hunting game. To date, astronomers have spotted more than 8,000 near-Earth asteroids that are at least 460 feet (140 meters) wide — big enough to wipe out an entire state if they were to line up our planet in their crosshairs. That sounds like good progress, until you ...
When Japanese space mission Hayabusa2 lands on the asteroid Ryugu mid-year, Associate Professor Fred Jourdan will be watching very closely. The Curtin University earth and planetary scientist saw the mission launch live in Japan in 2014 and is hoping to score pieces of the asteroid when Hayabusa2 ...
This is why stars leave long trails, while the asteroid looks like a sharp dot of light in the center of the image. At the imaging time, asteroid 2018 DU was at about 195,000 miles (315,000 km) from the Earth, closer than our moon, and it was approaching us. This ~10-meter-large asteroid will reach its minimum ...
Not to freak you out or anything, but Earth appears to quite literally be going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment. That's at least one way you might describe the fact that a whopping 17 large asteroids have been spotted passing relatively close by our planet in 2018 alone. In fact, the most recent ...
Black Asteroid—the solo project of Bryan Black—was born out of his need to return to his industrial and techno roots. Beginning his music career as a sound designer and keyboard tech for Prince at Paisley Park Studios, he absorbed essential production skills that would later inform his choices in ...
If NASA someday needs to crash a spacecraft into an approaching asteroid to keep it from hitting Earth, California State University, Sacramento student Elizabeth Gabler will have played a role in keeping her fellow humans safe. Gabler, a junior physics major, has spent the past several months working for Aerojet ...
The webcast will feature views of the asteroid as seen by a 16-inch (41 centimeters) robotic telescope at the Tenagra Observatories in Arizona. You can watch the webcast live here Friday, beginning at 12:30 a.m. EST (0530 GMT). [In Photos: Potentially Dangerous Asteroids]. Astronomers using a telescope ...
Not to freak you out or anything, but Earth appears to quite literally be going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment. That's at least one way you might describe the fact that a whopping 17 large asteroids have been spotted passing relatively close by our planet in 2018 alone. In fact, the most recent ...
This is why stars leave long trails, while the asteroid looks like a sharp dot of light in the center of the image. At the imaging time, asteroid 2018 DU was at about 195,000 miles (315,000 km) from the Earth, closer than our moon, and it was approaching us. This ~10-meter-large asteroid will reach its minimum ...
Asteroids play the role of time capsules showing what molecules originally existed in our solar system, and may help explain how life started on Earth, a study suggests. Finding complex molecules in asteroids provides the strongest evidence that such compounds were present on the Earth before life ...
Asteroid 2017 DR109 will appear in the night skies just after 5.18am, flying at a striking distance of almost four Lunar Distances. According to the American space agency, DR109 will reach a minimum distance of 0.007AU from Earth – more than one million kilometres away. There appears to be absolutely ...
Let's be honest here. NASA and other major space agencies haven't exactly inspired confidence when it comes to defending Earth from asteroids – or even letting us know when a potentially disastrous one is closing in on the planet. In fact, they've let a lot of dangerous asteroids slip through their net in the ...
Planetary Resources' long-term business plan is to identify resource-rich asteroids and mine them for water and other materials that could be valuable for in-space infrastructure and resupply. Last year, an investment report from Goldman Sachs said the prospects for space mining could be “more realistic ...
Imagine a house-sized asteroid coming for you out of nowhere. Now try to process that this actually happened. On a gray morning in 2013, that asteroid exploded with an ear-shattering sonic boom over Chelyabinsk, Russia. This was not just a blip on astronomical radar. It released the energy of 440,00 tons ...
Scientists calculate how accessible asteroids are based on a measure for each asteroid called delta-v, change in velocity. This is a shorthand for how much thrust it would take to switch orbits between low-Earth orbit and orbit around asteroid, Elvis once wrote in a paper. It's measured in units of kilometers ...
But for researcher Nicholas Hud, asteroids play an entirely different role: that of time capsules showing what molecules originally existed in our solar system. Having that information gives scientists the starting point they need to reconstruct the complex pathway that got life started on Earth. Director of the ...


 

news and opinion


 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

    asteroids

astronomy:
    asteroids
    black holes
    planets
    stars