A special Near-Earth guest

Sep 05
On Sunday (September 7) asteroid 2014 RC is going to pass very close to Earth. The NEO, a 20 meters space rock, was discovered just some days ago. It will flyby just 40,000 km from Earth but according to NASA the asteroid will not crash on Earth. NASA claimed “Asteroid 2014 RC was initially discovered on the night of August 31 by the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona, and independently detected the next night

The sparkling moon could hide the annual Perseid meteor shower

Aug 12
The video above shows the Perseid meteor shower captured by NASA's All-Sky cameras (Video: NASA) For all the skywatchers August is the ‘meteor month’ thanks to the annual Perseid meteor shower. But the sparkling moon that during these days is filling our sky could interfere with the annual magic event. The annual Perseid meteor shower's peak will occur on August 12-13. The best moment to enjoy the magic event will be just some hours before

ESA’s Rosetta caught comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Aug 06
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 3 August 2014 (Credit: ESA) After a 10-years-long journey ESA’s Rosetta has today caught comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta is now the first spacecraft to rendezvous a comet. “We are delighted to announce finally ‘we are here’,” said Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA’s Director General, after Rosetta completed its manoeuvres. The animation you can see below is the result of 101 images acquired by the Navigation Camera on board ESA's Rosetta spacecraft as it approached comet

An Asteroid moulded the early Earth’s surface

Aug 01
This artistic conception shows the early Earth’s surface crushed by a massive asteroid. (Credit: Simone Marchi/SwRI) A new research demonstrated that more than four billion years ago a massive asteroid moulded Earth's surface. NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) and several international researchers analysed the role played by the asteroid in the transformation of our Planet surface. The results of the study were published yesterday on the science journal “Nature”. According to Yvonne