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Asteroids – News: November – Approaching a massive space rock capable of paving the city science | news

The name of the Astroid is 481394 2006 SF6 and will be set to the closest approach on 21st November. The 650-meter celestial body is considered an Apollo asteroid, the most dangerous class of asteroid with an earth-crossing orbit. There is also the possibility that it will be pushed much closer by the Yarkovsky effect. The Yarkovsky effect allows asteroids …

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3 asteroids are flying around the earth this weekend

NASA's asteroid tracking system has detected three space rocks currently heading toward Earth. One of the incoming space rocks will approach Earth from a very dangerous distance. According to the NASA Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the first asteroid to visit the planet's neighborhood this weekend is called 2019 TK5. This asteroid is currently moving at a speed of …

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Newly discovered asteroids could hit Earth within decades

As technology advances, scientists are increasingly able to detect potentially threatening objects in space. This is great news for humanity, but it also means that when we spot a distant space rock, we may not know the size of the threat it actually represents for a long time. © Provided by Penske Media Corporation Earth planet This is the case …

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Scientists want to turn asteroids into gas stations

Scientists planning to mine the Moon in 2025 may soon turn their attention to other celestial bodies, as a new study suggests there are approximately 1,000 asteroids closer to our planet than the lunar surface and of where most large quantities contain valuable resource: water. While most of these space rocks are only a few feet tall, at least 25 …

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New research supports the hypothesis that asteroids have contributed to mass extinction

A world map showing where similar platinum peaks were discovered in the world. The latest discovery is located at Wonderkrater in the South African province of Limpopo. Picture credits: Francis Thackeray / Wits University A team of scientists from South Africa has found evidence that in part supports the hypothesis that the Earth was hit by a meteorite or asteroid …

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NASA is making progress with its space-based mission to hunt dangerous asteroids

Artist's concept of NEOCam, a proposed space-based telescope to search for potentially dangerous asteroids. Image: NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab NASA will begin development of a space-based telescope to track asteroids near Earth, NASA Associate Science Administrator NASA researcher Thomas Zurbuchen said. Space News Reports This The mission is based on an earlier concept mission called NEOCam. The Near-Earth Surveillance …

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NASA launches a space telescope to detect deadly asteroids

NASA is finally getting serious with a big threat to life on Earth. On Monday, administrators announced that the agency plans to launch a space telescope as part of its planetary defense strategy to look for dangerous asteroids. The telescope uses infrared radiation to detect the heat of stones racing through space. For the time being, NASA administrators call it …

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NASA to develop mission to search for near-Earth asteroids

KAHULUI, Hawaii – NASA's associate administrator for science, said Sept. 19, 2005. NASA's associate administrator for science, NASA has decided to proceed with the development of a space-based telescope to search for near-Earth asteroids 23 The agency wants to move forward with a mission called the Near-Earth Object (NEO) Surveillance Mission, a concept based on the NEOCam mission that was …

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