NASA's Psyche mission to all-metal asteroid, to better understand the Earth, nears liftoff

Posted in Science on 29th Aug, 2023
by Alex Muller

"If you can get a measurement of Psyche, then you got the original material in its original state, and then many, many of those Psyches may have added up to make our Earth"

NASA Asteroid Impact Mission Triggers Surprise Avalanche of Space Boulders

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

The aim was to try to knock Dimorphos slightly off its current orbit around larger asteroid Didymos, to test how capable we are of doing so in the possible event of a hazardous asteroid headed in Earth's direction.

Mixing volcanic ash with meteorites may have jump-started life on Earth

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2023
by Alex Muller

Inactive volcanoes have already been spotted in other places like Jupiter's moon Io and Europa-a strong contender for extraterrestrial life since it holds a liquid water ocean underneath its icy surface.

Earth Will Likely Dodge 'Planet Killer' Asteroids For The Next 1,000 Years

Posted in Science on 25th May, 2023
by Alex Muller

The good news? No giant asteroids will strike this millennium.

What Would We Do If an Asteroid Hit Earth? NASA Is Simulating It

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2021
by Alex Muller

'These exercises ultimately help the planetary defense community communicate with each other and with our governments to ensure we are all coordinated should a potential impact threat be identified in the future'