NEOShield-2 Agent Event in Athens, Greece

Mar 07

Reported by Takis Theodossiou, Athens, Greece On the 3rd of March it took place in Athens by the LOGOS-SLOVO Α-Ω scientific association a workshop about hazardous Asteroids (NEOs) and the NEOShield-2 project. In this workshop, members of our association as well as amateur astronomers and space enthusiasts have participated, totalizing 18 participants. Our purpose and main goal was to inform the Greek public and our members about the Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) that are orbiting

Asteroid Split in Two and Both Halves Grew Tails Like Comets

Mar 06

by Matt Williams, Universe Today In the 18th and 19th centuries, astronomers made some profound discoveries about asteroids and comets within our Solar System. From discerning the true nature of their orbits to detecting countless small objects in the Main Asteroid Belt, these discoveries would inform much of our modern understanding of these bodies. A general rule about comets and asteroids is that whereas the former develop comas or tails

Winners: Chelyabinsk Picture Quiz

Mar 02

After a great response from a very international public, here are the lucky winners of the NEOShield-2 Chelyabinsk Picture Quiz (click on the image): winners chelyabinsk picture quiz We would like to thank all participants for their engagement! Follow us through our Social Media channels for upcoming contests and news: Share the project with your friends and help

The greatest danger asteroids pose to us is not from the impact

Feb 27

By Leah Crane, New Scientist Wind kills. The most casualties from an asteroid impact won’t come from the impact itself. The wind, pressure and heat caused by the crash are far more dangerous, no matter where the asteroid hits. Clemens Rumpf at the University of Southampton, UK, and his colleagues have calculated the mortality risk, should an asteroid hit a residential area. They considered asteroids that burn up completely, those that hit the ground, and