asteroid

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    Astrophysics November 15, 2021
  • Explainer: when is an asteroid a comet?

    Asteroids that look like comets might teach us more about how water came to Earth.

    The distinction between asteroids and comets used to be clear-cut. Comets were icy bodies that spent most of their...

    Astronomy October 11, 2021
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    Moths vs bats: moths use sound to thwart bat attacks Photograph of the Atlas moth (Attacus atlas). This large silk...

    Animals September 13, 2021
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    Astronomy August 30, 2021
  • Mapping a meteoroid’s long journey from Vesta to Earth

    Motopi Pan left the asteroid 22 million years ago, and now the journey’s been traced.

    22 million years ago, something smashed into the big, bright Vesta asteroid, ejecting a meteoroid into space. Scie...

    Astronomy April 30, 2021
  • White Dwarf: What is it with all that dust?

    Scientists solve another mystery about white dwarfs.

    Scientists studying how comets and asteroids break up and vaporize if they get too close to their suns have resolved ...

    Astrophysics October 31, 2020
  • Bits of big asteroid found on small one

    NASA’s Bennu sampling mission may be a twofer.

    Scientists poring over images from the asteroid 101955 Bennu, now being orbited by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, have...

    Astronomy October 30, 2020
  • Poised and ready for a date with Bennu

    OSIRIS-REx has hopes, dreams and contingency plans.

    The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is poised to make a daring landing on asteroid 101955 Bennu, briefly touching down in a tin...

    News October 20, 2020
  • The complex history of asteroid Bennu

    OSIRIS-REx sends back enough data for six studies.

    The more scientists learn about near-Earth asteroid Bennu, now being orbited by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, the mor...

    Astronomy October 9, 2020
  • Conversation

    Asteroid approaching, but don't panic

    It will either burn up or miss us completely.

    By Jonti Horner, University of Southern Queensland Social media around the world lit up over the weekend, discussi...

    Astronomy August 25, 2020
  • SpaceWatch: News of gas and asteroids

    Things that are fast, close, active and dense.

    Magnetised “rivers" feed star birth Stars form when clouds of gas and dust collapse under gravity, but how does th...

    Astronomy August 21, 2020
  • Asteroid created huge hydrothermal system

    Researchers examine cores from more than a kilometre down.

    Mexico’s 66-million-year-old Chicxulub crater continues to reveal its secrets. Just three days ago researchers sug...

    Earth May 30, 2020
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