Category Archives: NEO

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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NASA reveals new plan to stop asteroids before they hit Earth

Programmer/ June 22, 2018/  Catalina Sky Survey, Asteroids, FEMA, NASA, NASA JPL, NEO, NEOWISE, New Asteroid Alert, New Asteroid Discovered, Pan-STARRS1

Despite what the movies show, deflecting space rocks isn’t something astronauts will do. by Hanneke Weitering / Jun.21.2018 / 4:38 PM ET / Updated Jun.21.2018 / 4:52 PM ET Artistic illustration of an asteroid approaching Earth. Dieter Spannknebel / Getty Images NASA has updated its plans to deflect potentially hazardous Earth-bound asteroids — and none of them involve Bruce Willis. The White House Office of Science and

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