How a speck of light becomes an asteroid - Phys.Org

On the first day of the year 1801, Italian astronomer Gioacchino Giuseppe Maria Ubaldo Nicolò Piazzi found a previously uncharted "tiny star" near the constellation of Taurus. The following night Piazzi again observed this newfound celestial object, ...

In the field of asteroid research, UNL is playing an important part to help prevent 'Game Over' - North Platte Telegraph

Now seems as good a time as any to contemplate fiery death raining down from the heavens. Today is Asteroid Day, an international movement founded in 2015 to acknowledge the fact that — at some point in the future — Earth will experience a large ...

Two Asteroids, One The Size Of A House And Just Discovered, Do Close Flybys Of Earth On Asteroid Day - The Inquisitr

A recently discovered asteroid estimated to be the size of a house will do a fly-by of Earth on, appropriately enough, June 30, International Asteroid Day 2017. Designated 2017 MC1, the asteroid will join a smaller asteroid, 2017 MB3, which will also ...

'Asteroid Day' is a good time to learn about the threat of space rocks - Engadget

On June 30th, 1908, more than 770 square miles of remote Russian forest were obliterated from the face of the Earth when a relatively small meteor, estimated at only around 400 feet across, unleashed 15 megatons of energy above the Stony Tunguska River ...

Bummer: Giant Asteroids Not An Immediate Threat - Gizmodo

Every few months, a journalist asks a scientist about the looming threat of Armageddon. That scientist's quotes are then predictably blown out of proportion and turned into some iteration of “The End Is Nigh.” In light of Asteroid Day, which is today ...

Happy Asteroid Day! Here's how scientists plan to save us from Armageddon - Digital Trends

One hundred years from now, while borrowing time on one of NASA's telescopes, an amateur astronomer sees something disconcerting — a massive asteroid heading towards Earth. Luckily this asteroid was discovered decades earlier by a similar group of ...

On Asteroid Day, UN space agency urges international cooperation against potential threat - UN News Centre

30 June 2017 – A top United Nations official today urged the international community to come together to jointly raise awareness and develop a plan to mitigate the danger from a potential asteroid impact. Marking the first observance of International ...

NASA has found 16000 asteroids near Earth. Don't panic. - Vox

Billions of years ago, when the solar system formed, it left behind large chunks of space rocks that weren't big enough to become planets. Image by NASA. There are millions of such rocks, called asteroids, in the solar system. An estimated 1 million to ...

NASA just showed off how it would help save the planet from 'possible life-threatening' asteroids - Fox News

File photo: Dwarf planet Ceres is seen in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, as illustrated in this undated artist's conception released by NASA January 22, 2014. (REUTERS/NASA/ESA/Handout via Reuters). NASA has released ...