Asteroid Ceres is an Ocean World!

Dec 16
At 940 kilometres across, Ceres is so big that it contains roughly one-third of all the mass in the asteroid belt — and it is technically both an asteroid and a dwarf planet. Asteroids, considered to be dry and barren, which most of them are but except the Solar System’s biggest asteroid — Ceres — which is full of water, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft discovered on December 15th. Today, the water is either frozen as ice,

PRESS RELEASE: UNITED NATIONS PROCLAIMS JUNE 30 AS INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY

Dec 07
UNITED NATIONS PROCLAIMS JUNE 30 AS INTERNATIONAL ASTEROID DAY NEW YORK, NEW YORK (December 07, 2016) — The founders of Asteroid Day announced today that the United Nations General Assembly has officially recognized the annual event, declaring “30 June International Asteroid Day to observe each year at the international level the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russia, on 30 June 1908 and to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard.” The UN

Presseerklärung: DIE VEREINTEN NATIONEN ERKLÄREN DEN 30. JUNI OFFIZIELL ALS INTERNATIONALEN ASTEROIDEN TAG

Dec 07
  DIE VEREINIGTEN NATIONEN ERKLÄREN DEN 30. JUNI OFFIZIELL ALS INTERNATIONALEN ASTEROIDEN TAG New York, New York (7. Dezember 2016) ‒ Die Gründer von Asteroid Day verkünden heute die offizielle Anerkennung des jährlichen internationalen Asteroiden Tag am 30. Juni durch die Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen. Der 30. Juni wurde von den Vereinten Nationen zum Internationalen Asteroiden Tag erklärt um auf internationaler Ebene dem Jahrestag des Tunguska-Einschlags in 1908 in Sibirien (Russland) zu gedenken und die

Smallest Asteroid Ever!

Dec 05
6 foot Asteroid “2015TC25” is the smallest Asteroid ever studied Image Credits: NAU/Lowell Observatory/Discovery Channel Telescope “This is the first time we have optical, infrared and radar data on such a small asteroid, which is essentially a meteoroid,” Vishnu Reddy, of the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. The team found the asteroid to have quite a few chances of hitting the Earth in near future. The asteroid also rotates every 2 minutes, the