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NASA’s plan to capture an asteroid and re-position it around the moon for an astronaut visit sounds cool, but it’s a side-show on the road to Mars.
On March 17, a space rock the size of a basketball slammed into the lunar surface at a speed of 56,000 miles per hour, creating a new crater around 20 meters wide. Continue reading →
A big asteroid will cruise by Earth at the end of the month, making its closest approach to our planet for at least the next two centuries.
The Martian surface is peppered with impact craters of all shapes, sizes and ages. However, many of the craters are just plain weird.
A Russian scientist claims to have found three tiny meteorite samples from the 1908 Tunguska event. Did they really originate from the historic fireball? Continue reading →
A small but incredibly bright comet heading toward the sun could do more than dazzle Earth’s skies when it arrives later this year.
For those of you rooting for the wellbeing of Mars, here's some good news: the probability of a comet impact next year has decreased. For those of you who wanted to see some planetary carnage, however, this news will be a major bummer. ->
NASA has released a video demonstrating how the asteroid capture mission will unfold -- these are the highlights.
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