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Space news: NASA probe leaking asteroid Bennu samples after hearty collection
Sat, Oct 24, 2020
SPace news: The U.S. probe that collected a sample from an asteroid earlier this week retrieved so much material that a rock is wedged the container door, allowing rocks to spill back out into space, NASA officials said on Friday.
NASA OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft collects significant amount of asteroid
Sat, Oct 24, 2020
Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA`s OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, October 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements - acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid`s surface material.
Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to fly by Earth on Tuesday
Mon, Aug 31, 2020
"Will #asteroid 2011 ES4 hit Earth? No! 2011 ES4`s close approach is `close` on an astronomical scale but poses no danger of actually hitting Earth," NASA Asteroid Watch posted Saturday on its Twitter account. "#PlanetaryDefense experts expect it to safely pass by at least 45,000 miles (792,000 football fields) away on Tuesday Sept. 1," it added.
An asteroid will hit Earth and we'll have no defence: SpaceX chief Elon Musk
Tue, Aug 20, 2019
Although scientists have spotted small asteroids, on the order of 5-10 meters, flying by Earth at a similar distance, asteroids the size of Apophis are far fewer in number and so do not pass this close to Earth as often.
NASA probe blasts off on quest to collect asteroid samples
Fri, Sep 09, 2016
An Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday carrying a robot space probe on NASA`s first quest to collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth in hopes of learning more about the origins of life.