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Japanese probe detonates 'bomb' on asteroid
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 4-7-2019 | 5 comments
The Japanese Hayabusa-2 spacecraft has detonated an explosive charge on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu.




Bennu is spewing dust particles in to space
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 3-21-2019 | 1 comment
Scientists at NASA have revealed that there is a lot more to this unassuming space rock than meets the eye.




Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike
Category: Palaeontology | Posted on 3-8-2019 | 21 comments
A new study has cast doubt on the idea that the dinosaurs had been in steady decline before the impact.




Asteroids are harder to shatter than we thought
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 3-4-2019 | 7 comments
New computer models have indicated that large asteroids are much tougher than anyone had expected.




Hayabusa2 probe touches down on asteroid
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 2-22-2019 | 17 comments
The successful landing follows on from the deployment of two small rovers back in September of last year.




First close-up snaps of asteroid Bennu released
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 1-30-2019 | 3 comments
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has captured detailed images of the potentially hazardous asteroid.




Steam-powered space probe could work forever
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 1-22-2019 | 9 comments
Scientists have developed a prototype for a steam-powered spacecraft that can refuel itself with water.




Asteroid defense mission adds new objectives
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 1-8-2019 | 1 comment
Two cubesats will be accompanying a joint NASA/ESA mission to slam a test probe in to the side of an asteroid.




Hippo-shaped asteroid skims safely past Earth
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 12-24-2018 | 10 comments
A mile-long asteroid shaped a bit like a hippopotamus has skipped us by on its closest approach in 400 years.




Evidence of water found on asteroid Bennu
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 12-11-2018 | 0 comments
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe seems to have hit the jackpot within a week of arriving at its destination.

 
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