Rock On: NASA releases artsy shots of 2 asteroids

Science 03/28/19, 12:39

NASA has released a pair of artsy shots of two little asteroids.Thursday's picture shows an asteroid coming apart at its dusty seams, courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope . Two long comet-like tails are streaming from asteroid Gault, a 2.5-mile-wide ...

Asteroid-circling spacecraft grabs cool snapshot of home

U.S. 01/08/19, 14:53

An asteroid-circling spacecraft has captured a cool snapshot of home.NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft took the picture days before going into orbit around asteroid Bennu on New Year's Eve.The tiny asteroid — barely one-third of a mile (500 meters) across — appears ...

NASA spacecraft enters orbit around asteroid, sets records

Science 12/31/18, 20:32

A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records.The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) from Earth. It's the smallest celestial body ever to ...

NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor

U.S. 12/03/18, 12:09

After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft has arrived at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years.The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex pulled within 12 miles (19 kilometers) of the diamond-shaped space rock Monday. It will get even ...

Japan delays spacecraft landing on very rocky asteroid

Space 10/12/18, 07:41

Japan's space agency is delaying a spacecraft touchdown on an asteroid because scientists need more time to find a safe landing site on the extremely rocky surface.This Oct. 3, 2018 image taken at an altitude of about 25 meter by ...

Japanese spacecraft drops device to land on asteroid

Space 10/03/18, 01:12

A Japanese spacecraft has dropped a German-French observation device to land on an asteroid as part of a research effort that could find clues to the origin of the solar system.The Japan Space Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said Wednesday that ...

Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

Science 09/21/18, 06:21

A Japanese spacecraft released two small rovers on an asteroid on Friday in a mission that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the two Minerva-II-1 rovers were lowered from the unmanned ...

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