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This article was originally posted on Inverse. Most of those meteors will break apart on entry, dissolving into dust. Scientists
The asteroid made its closest approach to Earth at 11:19 EST on Jan. 26 at a distance of only 745,000 miles--or about 3.1
To learn even more about the comet, the Rosetta probe is scheduled to deploy its robotic lander, Philae, to the surface of
Asteroid 2014 RC isn't the only near-Earth object (an asteroid or comet that comes within 28 million miles of Earth) out
Whether or not the Nakhla ovoid has some connection to Martian life, study of the meteorite can help researchers better understand
They're being likened to the Mona Lisa -- four fossil meteorites that may be linked to an ancient cosmic crash in the early
"That is a legacy that will last in history for a very long time," Aldrin said. "We need to convince people of doing that
While scientists aren't yet sure of the exact recipe, they think radiation-blasted ice powered the chemical reactions that
Some minimoons may be in a "sweet spot," with long dynamical lifetimes inside the moon's orbit, Bottke added. The tiny bodies
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Experts may have all the answers, but let's face it: kids have all the best questions. Today, 8-year-old Leila shares her rock collection and wonders how all the rocks she found were originally formed. What gives rocks their shapes and colors?
"If an asteroid looks as if it could meet the criteria of size and orbit, our automated system sends us an email with the
The shockwave caused by the explosion damaged thousands of buildings and left thousands of people injured, but no one was
"Asteroid 2008 TC3 is the only other example of an object discovered just prior to hitting Earth," NASA officials wrote. "So
Carbonaceous chondrites are special because they're very primitive. They contain unmelted pieces of the original ingredients
Scientists know life on Earth began more than 3.8 billion years ago, but exactly how it began has long been an unanswered question. Now a scientist in Texas believes he has the answer.
Has Chatterjee really found the biological Holy grail? Not every scientist is ready to give that claim his or her blessing
With just one month to go before its dramatic solar rendezvous, skirting to within a hairbreadth of the surface of the sun
Hunting asteroids The Sentinel space telescope is designed to hunt for these small potentially city-destroying objects. The
For the talk, the celebrated astrophysicist will be joined by five members of the Association of Space Explorers' (ASE) Near