Latest Potentially Hazardous Object Stories
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge, NASA is partnering with private internet technology company Slooh to engage citizen scientists
In June of last year, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden spoke to the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and shared with the international community what NASA is doing to detect and track asteroids.
Researchers have begun initial experiments to verify the possibility of deflecting asteroids by impacting them with heavy masses at high speeds. They said the principle behind their research is similar to how the balls in a game of billiards get banged around from one side of the table to another.
A critical design test for an infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future ability to detect and track asteroids and comets has been passed.
An asteroid by the name of 4179 Toutatis passed close enough to Earth last week that China’s Chang’e-2 probe was able to fly by the object and snap some photos.
Potentially Hazardous Asteroid, Toutatis, will be making a close approach to Earth this week, just in time to give "world ending" theorists something to talk about.
The European Space Agency reports that it has rediscovered an asteroid that was once lost through the agency's space hazards program.
In relative terms, the Earth is about to escape another asteroid impact on Thursday by the hair on its chin.
A huge asteroid the size of a city block will be skimming by Earth on Thursday night at 8:00 eastern time. The giant space rock is about 1,650-feet wide and is big enough to qualify as a potentially hazardous asteroid.