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

ceres-water asteroid-ceres dwarf-planet-ceres 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

PRESS RELEASE: UNITED NATIONS PROCLAIMS JUNE 30 AS INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

Dec 07
united nations asteroid day tunguska impact

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UNITED NATIONS PROCLAIMS JUNE 30 AS INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY NEW YORK, NEW YORK (December 07, 2016) — The founders of Asteroid Day announced today that the United Nations General Assembly has officially recognized the annual event, declaring “30 June International Asteroid Day to observe each year at the international level the anniversary of the Tunguska impact

Presseerklärung: DIE VEREINTEN NATIONEN ERKLÄREN DEN 30. JUNI OFFIZIELL ALS INTERNATIONALEN ASTEROIDEN TAG

Dec 07
Vereinten Nationen Tunguska Einschlags Asteroiden Tag

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  DIE VEREINIGTEN NATIONEN ERKLÄREN DEN 30. JUNI OFFIZIELL ALS INTERNATIONALEN ASTEROIDEN TAG New York, New York (7. Dezember 2016) ‒ Die Gründer von Asteroid Day verkünden heute die offizielle Anerkennung des jährlichen internationalen Asteroiden Tag am 30. Juni durch die Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen. Der 30. Juni wurde von den Vereinten Nationen zum Internationalen Asteroiden