Near Earth Object – NEO Newsletter for January 2017
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!
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