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NASA Publishing's First Kuiper Belt Flyby Science Results

Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule) – featured on the cover of the May 17 issue of journal science – was compiled from data obtained by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it flew by the object on Jan. 1, 2019. The image combines enhanced color data with detailed high-resolution panchromatic pictures. Credits: NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied …

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Scientists now planning an asteroid flyby a decade ago

This animation shows the distance between the Apophis asteroid and the Earth at the time of the closest approach of the asteroid. The blue dots are the many artificial satellites orbiting our planet, and the pink dots represent the International Space Station. Picture credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech On April 13, 2029, a patch of light spreads across the sky and …

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NASA's 2017 asteroid flyby helps defend Earth from Armageddon

A very strange series of memos arrived in the White House in autumn 2017, detailing a nightmare scenario: an asteroid apparently on course to hit Earth . But these memos were covered with bright red warnings indicating that they were just part of an exercise. Humanity had no other reason than normal to fear the end of civilization. The memos …

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Asteroid field in football field size for the flyby of the earth

Image file – representation of a large asteroid by artist. (ESA) A giant asteroid will fly past Earth at over 30,000 miles per hour on Tuesday. Near Earth Object 2013 According to NASA, MD8 is between 126 feet and 282 feet long. The space rock will pass Earth at 12:55. EST at a speed of 30,418 mph, it said in …

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Ultima Thule Unveils New Detail with New Flyby – Spaceflight Now

A new image taken minutes before NASA's New Horizons spacecraft was zipped by a rocky object in the Kuiper belt on New Year's Day shows that the two-winged world – nicknamed Ultima Thule – has fascinating fractures and a large Crater-like depression may provide clues to the early history of the solar system. The image released on Thursday shows Ultima …

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