The B612 Foundation together with the Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation will realize and launch an infrared space telescope with the aim to survey the Solar System. The Sentinel mission will provide a detailed map which could be used to detect the potential hazardous NEOs directed toward Earth. Artistic illustration of the B612 Foundation’s Sentinel mission. (Credit: B612) In the video below Ed Lu, former NASA astronaut and B612 CEO and Co-founder, claims how crucial
The NEOShield Catching Comets contest: the best five shots
Enjoy the best five photos which won the NEOShield Catching Comets Contest! The astrophotographers have also added a short description of their amazing shots. Rolando Ligustri’s shot of Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS Rolando Ligustri personal description of his shot: For the success of this picture I had a lot of luck! This is due to the fact that lately in New Mexico the weather was disturbed by some days… In the morning before going to
The NEOShield Catching Comets Contest WINNERS!
And the winners are… The NEOShield Project Team is VERY glad to release the list of the Catching Comets Contest WINNERS!We also want to thank each space enthusiast who participated in the contest. Thank you for your support! We really appreciate your contribution. Thank you for joining us! So…the winners are: Rolando Ligustri (Comet PanSTARRS) Alfons Diepvens (Comets PanSTARRS and LINEAR) Tim Connolly (Comet PanSTARRS) Norbert Pailer (Comet PanSTARRS) Congratulations!!! On the next days we
Chelyabinsk meteorite: a part of a greater celestial body
(Image:Aleksandr Kondratuk/RIA Novosti) After studying the chemical composition of the Chelyabinsk meteorite’s fragments scientists asserted the meteorite was part of a 7,500-diameter-inches celestial body. Researchers sustain the meteorite which exploded above Chelyabinsk came off from the supermassive asteroid just after a collision with another NEO occurred 250 million years ago. The meteorite which blew up on the Russian sky on February 15, 2013 was 680 inches in diameter and its speed was 6-18 miles per