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Piece of a Comet Found Tucked Inside Meteorite

Scientists have found a cometary building block in an unexpected place: deep inside a meteorite, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Comets, Asteroids, Astrophysics, Astrochemistry

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The first-ever photo of a black hole, artwork-adorned Japanese currency, inspiration from Milan Design week and more First-Ever Photo of a Supermassive Black Hole Truly a quantum leap, astronomers have “seen the unseeable” and captured an image of a supermassive black hole—a “smoke ring framing a one-way portal to eternity,” Dennis Overbye writes for the New York Times. A planet-sized network of eight radio telescopes—called …
Tags: Photography, Space, Science, Design, Environment, History, Furniture, Asteroids, Archeology, Black Holes, Self-driving, Linkaboutit, Dark Blue, Link About It, Milan Design Week, Verner Panton

Self-Driving Protection From Asteroids

Autonomous technology has come for the final frontier. The European Space Agency’s new self-driving spacecraft could potentially protect our planet from catastrophic impacts with asteroids. The project, dubbed Hera, is in the process of getting outfitted with autonomous tech that, when installed, will enable the craft to use sensors to read nearby debris and objects to determine what (if anything) is an inbound target. The …
Tags: Space, Design, Tech, Earth, European Space Agency, Asteroids, Linkaboutit, Hera, Autonomous Tech, Autonomous Flying

Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Blasts Artificial Crater in Asteroid Ryugu's Surface

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has completed yet another intense mission: It used an explosive to blast a crater in the surface of the asteroid Ryugu. This success comes after the probe briefly touched down on the asteroid in February, firing a tantalum bullet into the surface in hopes of kicking up debris. Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Asteroids, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

For Deeper Insights, Japanese Space Mission Bombed an Asteroid to Make a Crater

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft aimed to advance its study of the rock called Ryugu by making a hole on its surface with a copper projectile.
Tags: Japan, News, Asteroids, Solar System, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Bombs and Explosives, Space and Astronomy, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

Tesla is rolling out new Atari games as part of its TeslAtari feature

Tesla is adding 2048 and Atari’s Super Breakout to the list of games that drivers and passengers can play on the company’s dashboard display. The company added Atari games to its slate of apps and services last August via a software update. At the time, the initial slate of games included Missile Command, Asteroids, Lunar Lander, and Centipede. Atari games are coming to Teslas via software update Contrary to our speculation at the time, Pole Position was not offered with the steering whee...
Tags: TC, Video Games, Wi-fi, Tech, Tesla, Asteroids, Atari, Arcade Games, Missile Command, Breakout, Missile Command Asteroids Lunar Lander

Fossil Site Reveals Day That Meteor Hit Earth and, Maybe, Wiped Out Dinosaurs

A jumble of entombed plants and creatures offers a vivid glimpse of the apocalypse that all but ended life 66 million years ago.
Tags: News, North Dakota, Geology, Dinosaurs, Asteroids, Fossils, Meteors and Meteorites, Robert, Paleontology, Phil, Manning, Alvarez, De Palma, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Endangered and Extinct Species, Your-feed-science

Wildly Spinning Asteroid Caught In the Throes of Self-Destruction

With its long, bright tail, this object bears an uncanny resemblance to a comet, but it’s actually an active asteroid. New observations suggest the asteroid is spinning so quickly that it’s starting to break down and crumble, in what is a relatively rare cosmological phenomenon.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Asteroids, Planetary Science, Asteroids Incapable Of Keeping It Together

Kazakh Meteorite Reveals Signs of Ancient Solar 'Superflare'

Scientists have found evidence of an ancient solar “superflare” hidden in a meteorite that was first found in Kazakhstan in 1962, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, The Sun, Meteorites, Asteroids, Kazakhstan, Solar Flares, Cosmochemistry, Protoplanetary Disks, Solar Physics, Ancient Solar System

The Asteroid Was Shooting Rocks Into Space. ‘Were We Safe in Orbit?’

NASA’s Osiris-Rex and Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft reached the space rocks they are surveying last year, and scientists from both teams announced early findings on Tuesday.
Tags: Japan, News, Nasa, Asteroids, Solar System, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Bennu, Osiris-Rex, Space and Astronomy, Nature (Journal, Science (Journal, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

Collecting Samples From Asteroid Bennu May Be Harder Than NASA Realized, New Findings Suggest 

NASA scientists have released a boatload of data from OSIRIS-REx, the spacecraft orbiting the asteroid Bennu. There are lots of interesting results—and some potential unforeseen challenges when it comes to collecting a sample.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Asteroids, Asteroid, Astrophysics, Bennu, Osiris Rex

The Hayabusa2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu Just Dropped Its First Scientific Results

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 mission has released its first batch of scientific results on asteroid Ryugu—and it’s revealed a bunch of surprises about the small, spinning rock.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Asteroids, Planetary Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

A Huge Asteroid Exploded Above Earth, and You Totally Missed It

The second-largest asteroid to hit Earth in the last 30 years went undetected, until now.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Earth, Asteroids, Meteors, NEOWISE, NEOCam

Trilobites: If We Blow Up an Asteroid, It Might Put Itself Back Together

Despite what Hollywood tells us, stopping an asteroid from creating an extinction-level event by blowing it up may not work.
Tags: Hollywood, News, Earth, Nuclear Weapons, Asteroids, Charles, KT, Ramesh, Doomsday, Space and Astronomy, Icarus (Journal, El Mir

If an asteroid hits, we’re in even more trouble than we thought, study says

If reality ever follows Hollywood movies like Armageddon and a chunk of space debris comes hurling toward our planet, then we're in trouble. Evidence shows that asteroids are even tougher and harder to destroy than we previously thought. The post If an asteroid hits, we’re in even more trouble than we thought, study says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Space, Hollywood, News, Trends, Asteroids, Natural Disasters, Emerging Tech, Asteroid Impact, Computer Modelling

New Video Shows the Critical Moment Hayabusa2 Fired a Bullet Into Ryugu Asteroid

An encouraging new video released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency shows Hayabusa2 briefly touching down on the surface of Ryugu, capturing the climactic moment when the spacecraft fired a bullet into the asteroid’s surface.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Space Exploration, Asteroids, Planetary Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

Astronomers Around the World Are Training in Case a Giant Asteroid Threatens Earth

On October 12, 2017, a 20-meter asteroid passed just 50,000 kilometers (31,000 miles) from Earth. For weeks, dozens of astronomers from labs around the world mobilized, measuring everything they could about the asteroid in preparation for an impact.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Earth, Physics, Asteroids, Astrophysics, Impact, Arecibo, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, Impact Event

Extreme Dwarf Planet FarFarOut Could Be the Most Distant Known Object in the Solar System

Just months after discovering FarOut, the most distant known object in the Solar System, the same team of astronomers has detected the faint—but not yet confirmed—glimmerings of an object even farther away. Dubbed FarFarOut, the extreme dwarf planet is 13 billion miles away—a distance so far it takes nearly 20 hours…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Asteroids, Kuiper Belt, Planetary Science, Dwarf Planets, Kuiper Belt Objects, Farout, Lonely Extreme Trans Neptunian Objects, Trans Neptunian Objects, FarFarOut, Extreme Dwarf Planets

Dramatic Dark Smudge Appears Where Hayabusa2 Landed on Ryugu Asteroid

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe touched down successfully on the Ryugu asteroid late last week, blasting its surface and—hopefully—collecting samples. A new image released by JAXA shows a distinctive smudge on the asteroid where the procedure took place, but the cause of the dark surface feature isn’t immediately clear.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Space Exploration, Asteroids, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

Touchdown! Japan successfully lands its Hayabusa2 spacecraft on asteroid Ryugu

Japan's space agency has just completed the latest stage of its extraordinarily complex mission, successfully landing its Hayabusa2 spacecraft on an asteroid millions of miles from Earth. The post Touchdown! Japan successfully lands its Hayabusa2 spacecraft on asteroid Ryugu appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Japan, News, Trends, Asteroids, Emerging Tech, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa-2

Japanese Spacecraft Hayabusa2 Touches Down on Asteroid Ryugu

The Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft has completed one of its most exciting challenges yet: On Thursday evening, it touched down on the asteroid Ryugu, fired a tantalum bullet into the rocky surface, and ascended back into orbit around the tiny world, according to updates from the mission’s English-language Twitter…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Asteroids, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

Japan’s Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Lands on Ryugu Asteroid

The space probe ascended from the space rock after trying to gather samples that it will eventually return to Earth.
Tags: Japan, News, Asteroids, Solar System, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Space and Astronomy, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 probe to fire pellet at asteroid to obtain samples

Spacecraft will shoot pellet at more than 650mph into Ryugu’s surface to kick up dustA Japanese spacecraft is to attempt an audacious smash-and-grab manoeuvre on a speeding asteroid in an attempt to collect samples and return them to Earth.The Hayabusa 2 probe is due to touch down on the asteroid Ryugu at 11pm GMT on Thursday. It will then fire a tantalum pellet into the surface to kick up dust and grains that it will try to capture. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Japan, Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Asteroids, Ryugu

Japanese Spacecraft to Shoot Bullet at Asteroid This Week

The spacecraft Hayabusa2's first touchdown onto the asteroid Ryugu is scheduled for this week. If successful, the craft will shoot a bullet into the rock in order to capture samples to bring back to Earth.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Asteroids, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2

It Looks Like There's a Second, Bigger Impact Crater Under Greenland's Ice

Scientists have spotted a potential asteroid crater in Greenland just 114 miles away from another one announced a few months ago. But the newest crater is even larger—it would be the 22nd largest on Earth.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Asteroids, Greenland, Astrophysics, Impact, Impact Craters

The Newest Pictures of Asteroid Bennu Are Unreal

The asteroid-orbiting OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has released some of its most detailed images yet of its target, the asteroid Bennu. And they’re breathtaking.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Asteroids, Bennu, Osiris Rex

Amateur Astronomy Equipment May Have Spotted Tiny Object Beyond Neptune

Japanese astronomers spotted evidence of tiny Kuiper Belt object at the outer edge of the Solar System using a pair of telescopes you could buy online, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Japan, Science, Physics, Asteroids, Neptune, Astrophysics, Kuiper Belt, Dwarf Planets, Asteroid Belt, Amateur Astronomy

Dinosaurs never stood a chance after asteroid impacts doubled 290m years ago

The number of asteroids pummeling Earth jumped dramatically around 290 million years ago. By looking at Moon craters, scientists discovered that d the number of asteroid impacts on both Earth and the Moon increased by two to three times. The post Dinosaurs never stood a chance after asteroid impacts doubled 290m years ago appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Earth, Moon, Dinosaurs, Asteroids, Emerging Tech, Asteroid Impacts

What Happened to Earth’s Ancient Craters? Scientists Seek Clues on the Moon’s Pocked Surface

The pace of space rocks pummeling Earth and the moon was relatively infrequent, but then doubled or tripled for unknown reasons, a new study finds.
Tags: News, Earth, Moon, Geology, Asteroids, Meteors and Meteorites, Ghent, Sara, Bottke, Space and Astronomy, William F, Rebecca R, Mazrouei

The Frequency of Asteroid Impacts Jumped Just Before the Dinosaur Age, New Research Suggests  

By comparing the age of impact craters on the Moon to those on Earth, researchers say they have discovered a surge in the rate of asteroid strikes starting around 290 million years ago—a finding that runs contrary to scientific convention. And indeed, not everyone is convinced by the evidence.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Geology, Asteroids, Planetary Science, Impact Craters, The History Of Bigbaddabooms, Lunar Impact Craters, Earth Impact Craters