Latest Potentially Hazardous Object Stories
NASA has just received observations from its WISE mission, giving them the best assessment thus far of how many potentially hazardous asteroids are floating around in our solar system.
The extraterrestrial rock is tumbling through space alongside thousands of similar objects in our solar system's main asteroid belt, roughly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Scientists have discovered that a potentially hazardous asteroid might collide with Earth in 2182.
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) was built to search for "dark" objects in space like brown dwarf stars, vast dust clouds, and asteroids.
You may want to thank David French in advance - because, in the event that a comet or asteroid comes hurtling toward Earth, he may be the guy responsible for saving the entire planet.
Italian astronomer Andrea Boattini discovered six comets in 2008 while tracking cosmic debris throughout the solar system at Mount Lemmon Observatory in Arizona.
The University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey has been awarded a $3.16 million NASA grant to continue its search for near-Earth objects, or NEOs, through 2012.Under the direction of Stephen M. Larson of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, the survey, known as CSS, has discovered about 70 percent of all NEOs found in past three years. CSS tallied 565 NEO discoveries in 2008, which broke its record-setting number of 460 NEO discoveries in 2007.Thanks to an additional $250,000 NASA grant,...