This unique asteroid could be our window onto the Earth's mysterious core.
And you might be able to see one of them with just a pair of binoculars.
Space exploration has come a long way since the first primitive satellites—we’ve visited all the canonical planets, and laid the groundwork for the next stage of discovery and colonization. A new, more lasting space race is about to begin. Here’s the first part of our 100-year forecast of future space exploration.
"It's not a matter of if, but when, we will deal with such a situation."
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We had five days to assess the potential impact.
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This is the largest sample return since Apollo 17.
It may be NASA’s most ambitious deep space mission yet: rendezvous with a potentially Earth-impacting asteroid, map its features and orbital parameters, and snag a piece of its surface in a dangerous “touch-and-go” maneuver. We’ve got the entire OSIRIS-REx mission spelled out for you in this handy infographic.
Gigantic tsunamis, deadly bolides, seismic shocks, raging firestorms and a nuclear winter—these were just a few of the headaches the dinosaurs had to experience about 66 million years ago. We’ve broken down some of the signal events of that fateful day that cleared the Earth for the Rise of the Mammals.
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