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Stories of 2 robust asteroids and 1 ejects material into space

HOUSTON – The awning Bennu with the shape of a gyro turns out to be extremely robust. This will make it difficult for a NASA Osiris-Rex probe to soak up a sample to bring it to Earth. It was designed to collect sand and gravel, not boulders. In addition, Bennu shoots back. "We see Bennu throwing material into space on …

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How much water can be stowed in nearby asteroids?

Future researchers have high hopes that water reservoirs scattered throughout the solar system will propel future rockets . . In new estimates, scientists are investigating how much water could be out there, especially in near-Earth asteroids as a potential resource. Astronomers have discovered nearly 20,000 such space rocks, and we even have close-up observations of a handful: The Japanese Hayabusa2 …

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Hollywood has erred in terms of asteroids, according to a new study

According to researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, asteroids are considerably tougher and require more energy to destroy than scientists had calculated. The conclusion was drawn after simulating the collision of two asteroids: a 25 km diameter target asteroid and a smaller one-mile diameter asteroid that hit the target at a speed of three miles per …

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Asteroids are much harder to destroy than originally thought

SCIEPRO The defense of an asteroid from the sky to protect the earth is a great food for the canvas. However, recent research suggests that the simple explosion of a threatening space rock may not save us as easily as we expect. Scientists often find rogue astrotides roaming our solar system – just last month they discovered one that could …

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NASA – Asteroid ALERT: Asteroids & # 39; STRONGER & HARDER TO DESTROY & # 39; as first thought science | news

Asteroids are the oversized space rocks that can apocalyptically damage life on Earth. The NASA lives on the threat posed by deadly asteroids to the future of humanity, and even prepares plans to destroy space rocks on a trajectory toward our planet. However, incoming asteroids are indeed harder to destroy than previously thought, according to a shocking new study. A …

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Why shatter asteroids to save the earth probably will not work

If humanity has ever really been threatened by an asteroid there is a chance of shattering the emerging space-rock. New research indicates, however, that this approach is less likely than the success of people's hope. Research suggests that an asteroid does not break as drastically as suggested in previous models, and that the gravity of the asteroid would be strong …

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Asteroids are stronger and harder to destroy than previously thought

Picture by picture shows how gravity causes asteroid fragments to accumulate again in the hours after the impact. Credit: Charles El Mir / Johns Hopkins University A popular theme in the movies is the theme of an incoming asteroid that could erase life on the planet, and our heroes are shot into space to blow them up. However, incoming asteroids …

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Asteroid DANGER: Scientist admits, "We miss 100,000" KILLER asteroids | Science | news

Space is a dangerous place where deadly radiation, inhospitable temperatures and unimaginable pressures prevail. And even the Earth is not immune to the alien danger because our planet is occasionally hit by killer asteroids. Now renowned space scientist Bill Nye has found that the original perspective could be even worse than feared, and thousands of asteroids still need to be …

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What killed the dinosaurs? New research suggests that volcanoes are NOT responsible for killer asteroids Science | news

Millions of years before humanity entered Earth, dinosaurs ruled the world. It was widely believed that the demise of the dinosaurs was triggered by a massive asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago. However, a few groundbreaking new studies have shown that a huge volcanic eruption has contributed to the extinction of the huge prehistoric reptiles. Volcanic eruptions spewing …

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News from NASA: Latest Ultima Thule Images of Asteroids Show the Hitherto Clearest View of Science | news

A NASA spacecraft has taken pictures of Ultima Thule, a trans-Neptunian object more than 4 billion kilometers from Earth. Launched in January 2006, the spacecraft New Horizons flew past a strangely shaped asteroid traveling at more than 36,000 miles per hour. The new images of Ultima Thule are resolved at just 110 feet per pixel, the highest resolution images of …

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