DART is built to do one thing: slam into an asteroid and redirect its path. One day, it might just save Earth.
Space agencies around the world took part in the simulation that ended with the asteroid crashing into Eastern Europe.
The discoveries were among 27 preliminary asteroids found by students across the globe as part of the Kalam Centre Asteroid Search Campaign.
"A piece of primordial rock that has witnessed our solar system’s entire history may now be ready to come home for generations of scientific discovery,” said a NASA scientist of the U.S.'s first attempt to return an asteroid sample to Earth.
Currently near Mars, it will fly past Earth in the distant future.
Let’s just say it was a sign from the universe reminding us to stay safe.
Any big asteroid that passes within five million miles of Earth is considered “potentially hazardous,” but this one doesn’t pose any threat.
The possible 'mini-moon' quietly started orbiting Earth three years ago, and was just detected by astronomers.
The Yarrabubba impact structure in Australia dates back some 2.2 billion years, 200 million years older than any other known crater.
A new study links an asteroid collision to a cooling period and a burst of biodiversity 466 million years ago, and suggests that asteroid dust could help the climate crisis today.
The apocalyptic 24 hours after a huge asteroid struck Earth is written into the center of an underwater impact crater.
The rock shot past at about a fifth of the distance to the Moon—and almost nobody saw it coming until just hours before it passed.