Asteroid Discovery

The five greatest balls of fire over Earth

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We live on a moving target in a cosmic firing range. Each day, the Earth is bombarded by about a hundred tonnes of space debris. It may sound alarming, but…

Asteroid barrage may have birthed a short-lived ocean on Mars

Asteroid barrage may have birthed a short-lived ocean on Mars 1200 800 Asteroid Day

Mars may once have had an ocean – but only for a geological blink of an eye, which puts a dampener on ideas that there is or was life on…

Unveiling Ceres

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https://youtu.be/AtLdprhvtVE NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has revealed marvelous sights on dwarf planet Ceres during its first year in orbit, including the mysterious bright spots in Occator Crater. See full-resolution images and…

International Space Station receives asteroid “dust” experiment

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This article was written by Brendan Byrne for WMFE.org. Neither are affiliated with Asteroid Day. NASA wants to explore the surface of asteroids, and private companies want to mine them for…

You Could Actually Snooze Your Way Through an Asteroid Belt

You Could Actually Snooze Your Way Through an Asteroid Belt 900 543 Asteroid Day

This article was written by KENNETH CHANG for the New York Times. Read the original article, here. The New York Times is not affiliated with Asteroid Day. Misconception: In an asteroid belt,…