Tag: asteroid

This is Halley’s Comet’s peanut – shaped nucleus about 15by 8 km in size.

March 12, 2022

This image was taken 36 years ago in March 1986 at a distance of about 2,000 km by ESA’s Giotto spacecraft. Only after 2061 will 1P / Halley return to the inner solar system.l

The recently discovered asteroid tops the 2022 AE1 hazard list

January 23, 2022

2022 AE1, an asteroid the size of the Tungaska event 2022 AE1 with a diameter of about 70 m, was discovered on January 6, 2022, and currently has the highest risk of impact to Earth on all objects near Earth. A few days after its discovery, it was rated 2022 AE1 Torino Scale 1. The…

Asteroid Approach: A giant asteroid that will pass close to Earth

January 15, 2022

Once again, an asteroid is in the news. The new star is the 1994 PC1 asteroid (7482) 1994, which will pass close to Earth on January 18, 2022. Astronomers have been studying the asteroid for a long time. At present its orbit is not in any way threatening the earth. The asteroid will travel as…

Leonard comet with double tail

January 1, 2022

On January 3, the closest Leonard comet to the Sun will begin its journey out of the Solar System forever. Until January 10, the comet will be visible through binoculars or telescopes after sunset near the southern Pisces constellation in the western hemisphere. The comet was discovered in January 2021 by scientist Gregory Leonard using…

Scientists say that a comet is coming to see us.

December 2, 2021

It was first observed on January 3, 2021, by Gregory Leonard, a scientist at the University of Arizona using a 1.5 meter telescope at the Mount Lemon Observatory. Following the current method, it was renamed C / 2021 A1 (Leonard). It was the first comet to be discovered in 2021. Later, when the old records…

Dart launch success, another year-long journey

November 25, 2021

NASA successfully launches NASA asteroid DART mission Described as the first Earth Defense mission, Dart is trying to find out if the trajectory of an asteroid can be changed by crashing into it. Dart is targeting the tiny asteroid Deformus, which orbits the giant asteroid Didymus. The impact of the thunder is expected to change…

An “extraterrestrial” mineral harder than diamonds has been discovered!

November 23, 2021

The incident took place in Israel This is a new discovery that is of interest to geologists around the worldThe discovery was made by a mining company operating in the Sevulun Valley. The Seulun Valley is located near Mount Carmel in northern Israel The mining company accidentally discovered this mineral, which has never been found…

Glass debris in Atacama

November 18, 2021

Atacama in Chile is the driest and oldest desert in the world.It covers an area of ​​1.05 million square kilometers near the Pacific Ocean. Apart from the polar regions, Atacama has the lowest rainfall on earth. The Atacama Desert is used by many space agencies, including NASA, to study the operation of Mars and lunar…

The wandering hippopotamus

November 14, 2021

It’s not about anything else, it’s about an asteroid named ‘2003 SD220’ (2003 SD220). The asteroid was found 18 million miles away from Earth. This distance is seven times the distance between the earth and the moon. NASA compares the shape of the rock to a hippopotamus moving along a river. In 2018, the asteroid…

NASA’s spacecraft ready to crash into Dimorphus

November 11, 2021

The scientific community is looking for a way to divert the asteroids that are targeting the Earth. As part of this, a defense system developed by NASA is preparing for its first test. The defense system is designed to crash into a spacecraft and change its direction. The test, scheduled for the 23rd of this…