Asteroid

NASA system predicts fall of small asteroid 2024 BX1 over Germany

NASA’s system has effectively predicted the fall of a small asteroid 2024 BX1 over Germany. The incident occurred on January 21 this year. This is stated in the agency’s official report. The system is called Scout, and it determined in advance where and when the fall would occur. The forecast ... Read more

Scientists will finally be able to study samples of the asteroid Bennu, which were delivered to Earth last year

Scientists are getting closer to carefully examining samples of rocks and dust from the asteroid Bennu. They were delivered to Earth as part of the OSIRIS-REx mission three and a half months ago. This is stated in the NASA blog. The spacecraft with samples from the asteroid landed in the ... Read more

NASA finds water and carbon compounds in Bennu asteroid samples – an astrobiologist’s dream

NASA specialists have conducted a preliminary analysis of soil samples from the asteroid Bennu, which were delivered to Earth as part of the OSIRIS-REx mission. Scientists found carbon compounds and water in them, writes Ars Technica. After seven years in space, a small spacecraft carrying samples from an asteroid landed ... Read more

NASA prepares to launch Psyche mission to study metal-rich asteroid

NASA is preparing for the Psyche mission, which will study a metal-rich asteroid, reports Engadget. We are talking about the asteroid 16 Psyche, which consists mainly of iron and nickel. It is believed that it was once part of the planet’s core. But there is another theory – the asteroid ... Read more

The asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs caused a 2 km high tsunami

According to the American Geophysical Union’s new global model of the shock tsunami caused by the fall of an asteroid in the Gulf of Mexico 66 million years ago, the destructive wave was observed in all corners of the Earth and at the beginning had a height of almost 2 ... Read more