Category Archives: Asteroids

Fastest-Orbiting Asteroid Revolves Around Sun In Only 165 Days

Programmer/ February 8, 2019/ Asteroids, Minor Planet Center, NASA, NASA JPL, NEO

By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | February 8, 2019 07:21am ET Astronomers have just found an asteroid that zips around the sun every 165 Earth days. That’s the shortest year for any asteroid known to humankind, discovery team members said. And the space rock, called 2019 AQ3, could be part of a vast and virtually unknown population zooming through the inner solar system, quite

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This Meteor ‘Exploded’ Over Greenland, But Nobody Saw It. Here’s Why It Matters.

Programmer/ August 9, 2018/ Asteroids, Fireball, Meteor, Minor Planet Center, PHA

By Jeanna Bryner, Live Science Managing Editor | August 8, 2018 05:27pm ET Since there aren’t any images of the Greenland fireball, here’s an illustration of a space rock burning up as it enters Earth’s atmosphere. Credit: Vadim Sadovski/Shutterstock A fireball that streaked across the sky above the Thule Air Base in Greenland on July 25 was notable for not only the 2.1

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