NEOShield’s target object comes close to Earth

Apr 01

: Plot of the orbits of all presently known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs)

Figure 1: Plot of the orbits of all presently known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs), i.e. over 1400 as of early 2013. PHAs are asteroids with a size of at least 140 m and with orbits passing the Earth orbit within 7.5 million kilometres. The Earth orbit

The lander Philae was reactivated

Mar 31

At 11:35 GMT on March 28, 2014 Rosetta´s lander Philae sent a signal towards the Earth confirming its awakening. Philae has been realized with the purpose to send back high-resolution pictures of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko where the lander will land by the end of the year. Presently, scientists don´t know anything about the geology of the comet, therefore, Philae will analyze

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets

Mar 29
The NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope photographed the comet C/2013 A1 on March 11, 2014. The telescope wasn’t able to see the icy nucleus of the comet because it was really small. The C/2103 A1 nucleus is surrounded by a dust cloud, also called COMA.

 

Siding Spring 

Thanks to the image processing tecniques it

A new ambitious mission for NASA: Catching a NEO

Mar 28

This concept image shows an astronaut retrieving a sample from the captured asteroid.

NASA’s new project is just one step forward to the main aim: getting humans to Mars. The asteroid-capture mission will be realized thanks to a robotic spacecraft. NASA scientists have identified some asteroids that could be captured and trailed into an orbit around the moon. There