Picture Quiz: Chelyabinsk Event Anniversary

Feb 16

UPDATE: The Quiz is over now. Stay tuned for more quizzes and contests!

It’s been 4 years since the Chelyabinsk Event.

And we prepared a picture quiz for you! Chelyabinsk Event Picture Quiz

About the Chelyabinsk Event

On February 15, 2013, an approximately 20m near-Earth asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere over Russia. With a speed of approximately 60,000 km/h, it quickly became a brilliant superbolide meteor. The explosion

Live Stream: Asteroid Day Press Conference February 14, 2017

Feb 13

Asteroid Day to Announce Increased Global Support and Preview 2017 Events at February 14 Press Conference – Live from Luxembourg City, Berlin, Silicon Valley, Bucharest and London. TIME: 2.30PM – 3.30PM CET | 08.30AM – 9.30AM EST SPEAKERS BY LOCATION Luxembourg City

  • Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of the Economy, Luxembourg
  • Franco Ongaro, Director of Technology, Engineering & Quality and Head of ESTEC Establishment

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Earth-Trojan Asteroid Search

Feb 13

A NASA spacecraft begins its search Thursday for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids. OSIRIS-REx, currently on a two-year outbound journey to the asteroid Bennu, will spend almost two weeks searching for evidence of these small bodies. Trojan asteroids are trapped in stable gravity wells, called Lagrange points, which precede or follow a planet. OSIRIS-REx is currently traveling through Earth’s fourth Lagrange point, which is located 60 degrees ahead in Earth’s

Is Saturn Saving the Day?

Feb 09

Jupiter is often cited as Earth’s protector — but Saturn may actually be hero of the day.

Jupiter may not be the “planetary shield” that many scientists make the gas giant out to be. Instead, new simulations suggest that Saturn may play a crucial role in steering asteroids away from Earth. Saturn Shield The “Jupiter as a shield” concept arose from