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 as they undergo temperature changes,

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): We would like to thank all participants for their engagement! Follow us through our Social Media channels for upcoming contests and news: https://www.facebook.com/NEOShield/ https://twitter.com/NEOShieldTeam Share the project with your friends and help to spread the word about the NEO impact hazard and be part of the team to protect the Earth!

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

NEOShield-2 Event in Nepal, Remembering the Chelyabinsk Event

Feb 20
Reported by Sushil Bhattarai, Kathmandu, Nepal We all are Homo sapiens species. Human beings most relay on one affair with a common voice, “sharing is caring,” and so we care about each other. We successfully completed the task of delivering the world’s biggest technical issue about “Asteroids”. Credit goes to all of school members and international persons who profoundly helped to complete the first NEOShield-2 activity in Nepal. I believe it was a challenging task