Asteroid

December 19, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Tiny Water Critters?

This November eos.org reported a new theory describing how Earth’s abundant water probably came to be. New clues for a second source of Earth’s water came from studying […]
October 24, 2018

Asteroid or Comet? Weird Blue Space Rock ‘Phaethon’ Gets a Close-Up

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A bizarre, blue asteroid that acts like a comet and appears to be responsible for the annual Geminid meteor shower made a close flyby of […]
October 15, 2018

What’s the difference between a comet and an asteroid?

They both orbit the sun, but they’re very different. In our solar system, there are a lot of things that circle, or orbit, around our Sun. […]
October 2, 2018

Grinning-Skull Asteroid Set to Whiz by Earth

Better late to the Halloween party than never: An asteroid shaped like a grinning skull is set to pass by Earth on Nov. 11. Asteroid 2015 […]
September 23, 2018

They Made It! Japan’s Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

The suspense is over: Two tiny hopping robots have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu — and they’ve even sent back some wild postcards from […]
August 8, 2018

Space Rock in the Crosshairs! Japanese Spacecraft Takes Close-Up Images of Target Asteroid

A Japanese sample-return spacecraft just gave its destination asteroid a special close-up. As Hayabusa2 swept to only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) above the surface of 162173 […]
May 29, 2018

Astronaut Don Peterson, made first shuttle spacewalk, dies at 84

Astronaut Donald Peterson, who trained for a classified military space station program before becoming one of the first people to spacewalk from the space shuttle, has […]
May 20, 2018

Space Jams! Astronauts and Cosmonauts Rock Out at the International Space Station

An out-of-this world jam band is orbiting 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station right now. The station’s Expedition 55 crew […]
December 22, 2017

Cosmic Watch – A Time Traveller’s Delight

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated with the Cosmos and how things move in the universe. Trying to visualize how the Earth, […]