asteroids

Apophis asteroid not to strike Earth: Russian experts


August 30th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Scientists with the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences have recalculated the path of the Apophis asteroid, and it indicates a significantly ... Read more...

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Earth’s oldest crater found in Greenland


June 29th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Geo-scientists have stumbled upon a vast, 100 km-wide crater in Greenland resulting from a massive asteroid hit a billion years before any other known collision on ... Read more...

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New force can propel asteroids onto earth’s path


June 4th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) You might not be safe from asteroid hits even if state-of-the-art NASA tracking systems are in place, because the 'Yarkovsky effect' can force these objects out ... Read more...

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Explore stars in the US from India using internet telescope


April 9th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Students from nearly 80 Delhi schools will soon get an opportunity to explore the night skies in the US while sitting in India using internet ... Read more...

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Space dust changing weather conditions?


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Cosmic dust that fills space could be playing a part in climate change, scientists say. A study is now trying to ascertain how much of this ... Read more...

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Tests identify Earth as moon’s sole parent


March 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The latest evidence based on lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts nixes the theory that a giant collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object resulted in ... Read more...

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Solar powered lasers could zap asteroids


March 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Engineers are developing an innovative laser-based technique to zap asteroids with greater probability of success. This could prevent asteroids from exploding on earth.The technique hinges on ... Read more...

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Asteroid to whiz past earth


March 18th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 18 (IANS) A newly-discovered asteroid, roughly the size of a soccer field, is going to whiz past our planet at just 24,000 km, a mere whisker in cosmic ... Read more...

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NASA considering an outpost on the moon


February 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 3rd of February memo from NASA has revealed that a man-tended outpost is being considered in space. The new structure is proposed to be installed ... Read more...

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Asteroids are linked to meteorites striking earth


September 18th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Asteroids in space are linked to meteorites that land on earth, a new discovery claims. Analysis of dust samples from an asteroid known as Itokawa has ... Read more...

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Hubble asteroid collision pictures emerge


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have captured on picture the collision of asteroids. This is the first time that the event has been caught on tape. Scientists say the incident ... Read more...

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NASA’s Swift satellite, Hubble Telescope probe asteroid collision debris


April 29th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): NASA's Swift satellite and Hubble Space Telescope are probing asteroid collision debris.Late last year, NASA's astronomers noticed an asteroid named Scheila had unexpectedly brightened, and it was ... Read more...

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Look for signs of mining in asteroid belts to find alien life, say scientists


April 5th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
London, April 5 (ANI): For decades, scientists have been trying to establish contact with extra-terrestrials by sending radio signals deep into space.Now, there's a quicker way to reach them - just search ... Read more...

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House-size asteroid passes close by Earth


March 18th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): An asteroid the size of a house passed close by Earth Wednesday, flying within the orbit of the moon just one day after astronomers spotted the space rock ... Read more...

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Meteorites ‘may have sparked life on Earth’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A meteorite discovered in Antarctica could strengthen the argument that life on Earth might have been kick-started from space, claim scientists.Chemical analysis of the meteorite shows it to ... Read more...

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New study finds how Kleopatra got its moons


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A team of French and American astronomers has found how the asteroid Kleopatra gave birth to two moons probably spawned by the asteroid sometime in the past 100 ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft clicks closest view ever of comet Tempel 1


February 16th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): NASA spacecraft Stardust flew within 112 miles of the Tempel 1, revisiting a comet at close range for the first time in the history of space exploration.It zoomed ... Read more...

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NASA’S NEOWISE finds previously unknown 20 comets, 33,000 asteroids


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): NASA has completed its mission of surveying the solar system and has discovered previously unknown objects, including 20 new comets and more than 33,000 asteroids in the main ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on asteroid deflection strategy to avert collision


January 29th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study from New York City College of Technology sheds light on how a deflection strategy would work best in order to avoid collision with giant space ... Read more...

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Did life on Earth begin in space?


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Many experts believe that biological raw materials were carried to our planet as lumps of asteroid rock.The molecular structure of amino acids - the building blocks of proteins ... Read more...

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NIST study may solve ‘universe’s expansion mystery’


January 7th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Astrophysicists may finally be able to solve the mystery of the unending expansion of our universe, thanks to a telescope calibrated by scientists from the National Institute of ... Read more...

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Entropia Universe Real Estate Deal Fetches $335K


November 13th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jon Jacobs has proved that almost anything is possible in the virtual world. The real estate magnet of Entropia Universe has recently made a deal that ... Read more...

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Earth may have had water ‘from the day it was born’


November 6th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): A new study claims that Earth may have had water on its surface right since the day the planet came into being.The study suggests that Earth's life-sustaining liquid ... Read more...

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Man to ‘fly around Moon for the first time’


October 12th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Russian, European and US space agencies are considering the possibility of flying a manned mission around the Moon using the space station as a launching point.The agencies want ... Read more...

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Water ice on asteroids may be more common than expected


October 8th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists who made national headlines in April for showing the first evidence of water ice and organic molecules on an asteroid have now discovered that asteroid 65 Cybele ... Read more...

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Rosetta performs close fly-by at asteroid (21) Lutetia


October 5th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): The International Rosetta Mission performed a successful close fly-by at the main-belt asteroid (21) Lutetia on 10 July 2010.Closest approach occurred at 15:45 UTC at a distance of ... Read more...

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UK scientists are on a mission to find alien life in the Earth’s atmosphere


October 3rd, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In many Hollywood Sci-Fi movies, aliens are portrayed as creatures that live millions of miles away from the earth but new evidence by researchers suggest aliens could be ... Read more...

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Searching alien life in outer atmosphere


October 3rd, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Life from outer space could be surviving on the fringes of our planet's atmosphere. British scientists, working with the European Space Agency, will this week launch a ... Read more...

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Mission to search for alien life on outer fringes of Earth’s atmosphere


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Life from outer space could be surviving on the outer fringes of the Earth's atmosphere, in the form of bacteria, scientists have revealed.Scientists, who are set to launch ... Read more...

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U.N. denies appointing Earth’s ‘first contact’ for aliens


September 28th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): The United Nations has dismissed reports that it is set to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth's first contact for any aliens that may come ... Read more...

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How to prevent asteroid collision with Earth


September 14th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers at Tel Aviv university have got a clue that could help in developing a defensive strategy in case an asteroid were on track to collide with the ... Read more...

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Asteroids 2010 RF12 & 2010 RX30 Both Pass Relatively Close to Earth Today


September 9th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two small asteroids who are on totally different orbits will have passed between the moon and the earth today (Wednesday) with one passing by early this morning and ... Read more...

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Asteroid 2010 RX30 misses Earth by a whisker


September 9th, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An asteroid just passed between the Earth and the moon and astronomers say there is another asteroid that is also making the approach to pass. Scientists ... Read more...

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Two asteroids to pass closely by Earth today


September 8th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Two asteroids are expected to pass by the Earth on Sept 8 at the same distance as the moon from our planet.NASA scientists are available for live satellite ... Read more...

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Asteroids to fly by Earth Wednesday: NASA


September 8th, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (DPA) Two asteroids are to zip close by Earth within hours of each other Wednesday, the US space agency said. The asteroids measuring several metres in diameter were discovered Sunday ... Read more...

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