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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx brings first asteroid sample on Earth

After years of anticipation and hard work by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security – Regolith Explorer) team, a capsule of rocks and dust collected from asteroid Bennu finally is on Earth.

Massive 150-foot asteroid approaching Earth on April 6: NASA warns

As many as five asteroids are approaching Earth with two of them making their closest approaches to the planet on Monday,  the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a statement.

NASA confirms DART Mission impact changed asteroid’s motion in space

Analysis of data obtained over the past two weeks by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) investigation team shows the spacecraft's kinetic impact with its target asteroid, Dimorphos, successfully altered the asteroid’s orbit. This marks humanity’s first time purposely changing the motion of a celestial object and the first full-scale demonstration of asteroid deflection technology.

NASA's DART spacecraft crashes into asteroid

Los Angeles/UNI: A NASA spacecraft successfully slammed into an asteroid on Monday in a test to protect Earth in case of an asteroid impact threat.

'Potentially hazardous' asteroid set to fly past Earth on Jul 24 : B M Birla Science Centre

Hyderabad, Jul 18 (UNI) Travelling at a staggering speed of 13.5 kilometres per second or 48,000 kilometres per hour, an asteroid will come within just 0.034 astronomical units (Astronomical unit is the distance between the Earth and Sun) of the earth on July 24, B M Birla Science Centre Director Dr B G Sidharth said.

Huge Asteroid to pass by Earth today

Hyderabad/UNI: A huge Asteroid called "52768 (1998 OR2)" will have “closest approach to earth”, passing at distance of 0.42 AU i.e. 62,90,364 km, at 1526 hours on Wednesday.

US astronomers discover asteroid with shortest year

Los Angeles, Jul 8 (Xinhua/UNI) Astronomers have spotted an unusual asteroid with the shortest "year" known for such an object, according to a release by California Institute of Technology (Caltech) on Monday.

NASA tests solar sail for CubeSat that will study near-Earth asteroids

New York, June 30 (IBNS): NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, a small satellite designed to study asteroids close to Earth, performed a successful deployment test June 28 of the solar sail that will launch on Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1).

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to fly safely past earth today: NASA

Washington, Feb 4 (IBNS): Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make a close approach to Earth on Feb. 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST / 21:30 UTC). At the time of closest approach, the asteroid will be no closer than 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon (about 2.6 million miles, or 4.2 million kilometers).

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to fly safely past Earth on Feb 4

Washington, Jan 22 (IBNS): Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make a close approach to Earth on Feb. 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST / 21:30 UTC).

NASA evaluates use of a coin-sized thermometer to characterize comets and Earthbound asteroids

Washington, Oct 30 (IBNS): Two NASA teams want to deploy a highly compact, sensitive thermometer that could characterize comets and even assist in the redirection or possible destruction of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.

Small asteroid or comet 'visits' from beyond the solar system

Washington, oct 27 (IBNS): A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.

Asteroid flyby will benefit NASA detection and tracking network

Washington, July 30 (IBNS): NASA scientists are excited about the upcoming close flyby of a small asteroid and plan to use its upcoming October close approach to Earth as an opportunity not only for science, but to test NASA’s network of observatories and scientists who work with planetary defense.

Queen's University scientist warns of asteroid danger

London, June 21 (IBNS): A leading astrophysicist from Queen’s University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time.

Asteroid to fly safely past Earth today, says NASA

Washington, Apr 19 (IBNS): A relatively large near-Earth asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will fly safely past Earth on Apr 19 at a distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers), or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon, said astronomers.