Star Gliese 710 is threatening Earth with possible comet strikes

Jan 13
Gliese 710 is an already known star among researchers. It is also known that it is very likely that the star is on its way to collide our solar system, but what was not precisely known so far was when this would happen. Gliese 710 through a Sky view (Credits: NASA, Digitized Sky Survey, SkyView) New studies published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics in November predict that the star should pass through the Oort Cloud (a

NEOShield-2 Interview

Jan 12
NEOShield-2 interview at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), for a prominent German news channel on Asteroid threat and mitigation measures.   [ms_video mp4_url="" ogv_url="" webm_url="" poster="" width="100%" height="100%" mute="no" autoplay="yes" loop="yes" controls="yes" class="" id=""][/ms_video]

Near Earth Object – NEO Newsletter for January 2017

Jan 10
ESA's monthly newsletter for Near Earth Object (NEO) provides valuable information on new NEO discoveries; important updates on asteroids threatening Earth; new findings on asteroid mitigation measures; interesting close approaches and significant updates in NEO science and technology. There were significant updates to the NEO risk list ( The Risk List is a catalogue of all objects for which a non-zero impact probability has been detected. Each entry contains details on the highest-probability impact event

Asteroid Ceres is an Ocean World!

Dec 16
At 940 kilometres across, Ceres is so big that it contains roughly one-third of all the mass in the asteroid belt — and it is technically both an asteroid and a dwarf planet. Asteroids, considered to be dry and barren, which most of them are but except the Solar System’s biggest asteroid — Ceres — which is full of water, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft discovered on December 15th. Today, the water is either frozen as ice,