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.
Large comets may have liquid cores, which raises new questions about life beyond Earth.
If the planned collision is a success, then this might become our go-to method for protecting Earth from future asteroid collisions
The short answer: pretty crowded.
Dr. Richard Fork receives patent for his laser system that collects energy from sunlight and redirects it towards threatening space objects
Born from the rubble of a violent collision, hurled through space for millions of years and dismembered by the gravity of planets, asteroid Bennu had a tough life in a rough neighborhood: the early...
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