Large meteor streaks across skies in Russia

Feb 15
On Friday 15 February 2013, a large meteor blazed across the sky of Russia's Ural mountains, exploding over the region of Chelyabinsk. The shockwave produced from the fireball was strong enough to shatter windows and set off car alarms. The meteor is estimated to have a size of 17 metres and entered the atmosphere at approximately 18 km/s (64,000km/h or 40,000mph). Warning: videos contain strong language.  Science experts from NASA and ESA were quick to


Dec 03
It's a NEOShield Noël and we've got 24 questions and 24 NEOShield pins in our asteroid advent calendar. We're giving away a NEOShield pin everyday until 24th December. To enter, you need be a follower of @NEOShieldTeam on Twitter, retweet (RT) one of our #NEOShieldNoël tweets and answer the asteroid-related question. The winner will be picked daily after 16:00 UTC; this will be followed by the release of the next question in our asteroid advent

NEOShield presents at SpaceUp Stuttgart 2012

Oct 29
(Image Credit: Remco Timmermans/SpaceUp Europe) On Saturday 27 October 2012, NEOShield participated in SpaceUp Stuttgart, Germany's first space 'unconference'. SpaceUp is an unconventional space exploration meet-up where the participants decide the topics, schedule and structure of the event. Held at the Space Center Baden-Württemberg at the Institute for Space Systems of the University of Stuttgart, there were a range of topics such as the exploration of Mercury, the challenges of science communications in a crisis

NEOShield Knows – Q&A – Summary

Oct 15
On Wednesday 10th October 2012, as part of World Space Week, we hosted 'NEOShield Knows'; our first ever live Q&A session on Twitter. This gave our followers the opportunity to discuss the NEOShield project, Near Earth Objects (NEOs) and other related topics. The NEOShield experts behind the screens were: Alan Harris: Alan is the NEOShield Project Coordinator. He is a senior scientist at the DLR Institute for Planetary Research in Berlin, Germany and has 20