NASA discovers a small new asteroid dancing around Earth

Jun 17

NASA announced yesterday that a small asteroid (40-100m diameter) has been discovered in an orbit around our Sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, just a few lunar distances away. And it’ll stay that way for centuries to come.

2016 HO3

Asteroid 2016 HO3 has an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

King Tut’s Blade Made of Meteorite

Jun 07

King Tut was buried with a dagger made of an iron that literally came from space, says a new study into the composition of the iron blade from the sarcophagus of the boy king. Using non-invasive, portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, a team of Italian and Egyptian researchers confirmed that the iron of the dagger placed on the right thigh of King Tut’s mummified body a has meteoric origin. The team, which

We’ve launched our NEOShield-2 Agents programme!

May 24

Passionate about planetary defence? Keen to help spread the word about the asteroid threat and what we can do in the face of it? Become a NEOShield-2 Agent! From now on, we’ll be training space enthusiasts and professionals alike to enable them to deliver lectures and hold events Europe-wide and beyond. Help us to raise public awareness of the asteroid threat, potential mitigation measures, and how the NEOShield-2 project is preparing to protect Earth by volunteering for

Huge fireball seen over Northeastern US

May 18

A huge fireball was spotted over Northeastern US yesterday. The American Meteor Society received nearly 700 witness reports about the meteor over Northeastern US. Reported sightings mainly came from Maine, but also came from Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ontario (Canada) and Québec (Canada). Reports put the event as around 12:50am EDT on May 17th 2016. See a video of the fireball below, caught by a police officer