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Will Apophis hit Earth? Nasa debunk myth; here's all you need to know

Nasa confirmed that Apophis will pass the earth with just 38,012 KM or 23,619 miles. Here's all you need to know

Will Apophis hit Earth? Nasa debunk myth; here's all you need to know
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 6:00 PM IST

Nasa struggles to open container with asteroid sample; Seeks new approach

So far, Nasa has successfully removed and collected 70.3 grams of rocks and dust from the sampler hardware on asteroid Bennu

Nasa struggles to open container with asteroid sample; Seeks new approach
Updated On : 24 Oct 2023 | 3:21 PM IST

NASA spacecraft launched to rare metal asteroid in 1st mission of its kind

NASA's Psyche spacecraft rocketed away Friday on a six-year journey to a rare metal-covered asteroid. Most asteroids tend to be rocky or icy, and this is the first exploration of a metal world. Scientists believe it may be the battered remains of an early planet's core, and could shed light on the inaccessible centres of Earth and other rocky planets. SpaceX launched the spacecraft into a midmorning sky from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Named for the asteroid it's chasing, Psyche should reach the huge, potato-shaped object in 2029. After decades of visiting faraway worlds of rock, ice and gas, NASA is psyched to pursue one coated in metal. Of the nine or so metal-rich asteroids discovered so far, Psyche is the biggest, orbiting the sun in the outer portion of the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter alongside millions of other space rocks. It was discovered in 1852 and named after Greek mythology's captivating goddess of the soul. It's long been humans' dream to go to the

NASA spacecraft launched to rare metal asteroid in 1st mission of its kind
Updated On : 13 Oct 2023 | 8:40 PM IST

Asteroid as big as a blue whale to fly past Earth today, says NASA

Asteroid 2016 LK49 will come within a distance of 364,150 kilometers of Earth traveling at a speed of 19.4 kilometers per second

Asteroid as big as a blue whale to fly past Earth today, says NASA
Updated On : 19 Jun 2023 | 6:58 PM IST

Truck-sized asteroid misses Earth, passes closer than some satellites

Asteroid 2023 BU whizzed past without incident and back out into space

Truck-sized asteroid misses Earth, passes closer than some satellites
Updated On : 28 Jan 2023 | 1:05 AM IST

Earth to have close encounter with small asteroid this week: NASA Systems

The asteroid was initially spotted by amateur astronomer Gennadiy Borisov on Saturday and reported to the Minor Planet Center (MPC)

Earth to have close encounter with small asteroid this week: NASA Systems
Updated On : 27 Jan 2023 | 7:47 PM IST

Saving the world

DART can reduce risks from meteors

Saving the world
Updated On : 29 Sep 2022 | 10:16 PM IST

TMS Ep269: Tata group consolidation, festival sales, markets, NASA

What is driving consolidation at the Tata group? What explains the bumper festival sales? Where should you invest as global headwinds blow? Why did NASA ram DART into an asteroid? Answers here

TMS Ep269: Tata group consolidation, festival sales, markets, NASA
Updated On : 28 Sep 2022 | 8:00 AM IST

Why did NASA ram DART into an asteroid?

American space agency NASA recently conducted a planned mission to hit a cruising asteroid in space, as a part of its first planetary defense technology demonstration. Let's find out more about it

Why did NASA ram DART into an asteroid?
Updated On : 28 Sep 2022 | 7:00 AM IST

NASA's dress rehearsal: Spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defence test

A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth. The galactic grand slam occurred at a harmless asteroid 9.6 million kilometers away, with the spacecraft named Dart plowing into the small space rock at 22,500 kph. Scientists expected the impact to carve out a crater, hurl streams of rocks and dirt into space and, most importantly, alter the asteroid's orbit. Telescopes around the world and in space aimed at the same point in the sky to capture the spectacle. Though the impact was immediately obvious Dart's radio signal abruptly ceased it will be days or even weeks to determine how much the asteroid's path was changed. The USD 325 million mission was the first attempt to shift the position of an asteroid or any other natural object in space. "No, this is not a movie plot," NASA Administrator Bill Nelson tweeted earlier in the day. "We've all seen it on movies like Armageddon,' but the ...

NASA's dress rehearsal: Spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defence test
Updated On : 27 Sep 2022 | 9:44 PM IST

Earth aims DART to knock asteroid off course; now all eyes are on the sky

Scientists will be watching through the next several weeks to see how effective the impact was

Earth aims DART to knock asteroid off course; now all eyes are on the sky
Updated On : 27 Sep 2022 | 12:23 PM IST

NASA spacecraft rams distant asteroid to test Earth's defence abilities

The mission is NASA's first demonstration of the agency's planetary-defense initiative to protect Earth from the possibility of a hazardous collision with an asteroid

NASA spacecraft rams distant asteroid to test Earth's defence abilities
Updated On : 27 Sep 2022 | 8:06 AM IST

NASA to ram distant asteroid in bid to avoid future catastrophes on Earth

Spacecraft's collision impact with the target asteriod uses 'kinetic impactor' method to cause deflection

NASA to ram distant asteroid in bid to avoid future catastrophes on Earth
Updated On : 25 Sep 2022 | 10:02 PM IST

Asteroids: Risk & reward

Humans have been experimenting with the idea of space mining for several decades

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Updated On : 07 Jan 2022 | 11:05 PM IST

How altering an asteroid's path today could save Earth tomorrow

The impact is scheduled for the next time it is close to Earth, in late September or early October 2022

How altering an asteroid's path today could save Earth tomorrow
Updated On : 26 Nov 2021 | 9:00 AM IST

Japanese space experts to examine source of high heat on asteroid

Japanese space experts said Thursday they will examine soil samples brought back from a distant asteroid in an attempt to find the source of heat that altered the celestial body

Japanese space experts to examine source of high heat on asteroid
Updated On : 04 Feb 2021 | 8:20 PM IST

How did water originate on Earth? Data from asteroid Ryugu deepen mystery

Asteroid Ryugu was chosen for sending and returning a mission as it "belonged to a class of asteroids that are dark in colour and suspected to have water-bearing minerals"

How did water originate on Earth? Data from asteroid Ryugu deepen mystery
Updated On : 11 Jan 2021 | 11:43 AM IST

Japan's Hayabusa-2 capsule returns to Earth with pristine asteroid samples

About two hours after the capsule''s reentry, JAXA said its helicopter search team found the capsule in the planned landing area

Japan's Hayabusa-2 capsule returns to Earth with pristine asteroid samples
Updated On : 06 Dec 2020 | 7:03 AM IST

Japan's Hayabusa2 space capsule ferrying asteroid sample nears Earth

The landing of the capsule in Woomera in southern Australia is scheduled for Sunday, 02.00-03.00 Japan Standard Time.

Japan's Hayabusa2 space capsule ferrying asteroid sample nears Earth
Updated On : 05 Dec 2020 | 4:36 PM IST