Duck and cover!
The blast might help scientists answer fundamental questions about the solar system’s formation.
“With the [new method] we can spot objects regardless of their surface color, and use it to measure their sizes and other surface properties,” said the researchers.
A well-known asteroid is spectacularly disintegrating before astronomers’ eyes.
We have a shuttle in outer space, orbiting and asteroid and beaming back data and images. Still seems pretty incredible.
The meteorite only lives as it is falling.
The small asteroid also seems to be emanating streams of gas that may explain why it was moving faster than it was supposed to.
Phosphates forged in space made their way to Earth on comets and asteroid.
You can see how the sun moves across the asteroid’s horizon.
This could give insights on the birth of the Earth, and even the solar system.
The moon is Earth’s only permanent natural satellite, but it may be in the company of tiny asteroids trapped in the planet’s orbit.
Asteroids have families too.
It’s the “small” asteroids that we really need to be preparing for.
We don’t know much about how life bounces back after such a dramatic event.
An elusive planet ten times more massive than Earth may be lurking in the outer fringes of the solar system.
I don’t think any wall can keep this guy out.
How did it get there?
Ever wondered where the water you drink truly comes from?
We’re still learning much from our interstellar visitor.