Asteroid Discovery

First Interstellar Asteroid Wows Scientists

First Interstellar Asteroid Wows Scientists 150 150 Asteroid Day

https://youtu.be/fbL1ZoAQgUU Scientists were surprised and delighted to detect –for the first time– an interstellar asteroid passing through our solar system. Additional observations brought more surprises: the object is cigar-shaped with…

Asteroid 2013 TX68

Asteroid 2013 TX68 800 378 Asteroid Day

Scientists from NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena CA announced in February that a thirty meter sized near-Earth asteroid, tagged 2013 TX68, would pass…

Asteroid Apophis and the “keyhole”

Asteroid Apophis and the “keyhole” 1200 628 Asteroid Day

QUESTION FROM JON-MICHAEL STUART Hi, Could you please respond to the following question with regards to the below conversation; Tony HW I recall hearing Neil deGrasse Tyson referring to a 6600-milezone/range “keyhole” area of…

“Fireball” spotted over Brazil

“Fireball” spotted over Brazil 1200 628 Asteroid Day

QUESTION FROM ALEXANDRE “I read recent press release regarding Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts Map available at (click here to open the link). One dot called my attention: that located at coordinates latitude…

Small asteroid detected 4 days after passing as close as satellites

Small asteroid detected 4 days after passing as close as satellites 1200 628 Asteroid Day

On March 15, 2016, astronomers detected a space rock – now designated as asteroid 2016 EF195 – using the PanSTARRS 1 telescope at Hawaii. Surprisingly, as they analyzed its trajectory,…