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Avoid Extinction in Arcade Inspired DinoBlaster

Added: 05.01.2018 17:25 | 3 views | 0 comments

Hardcore Gamer: Described as a dodge em up, players control a massive dinosaur running around the circumference of the earth. Objects such as asteroids, other dinosaurs and even UFOs all attempt to destroy you.


Spacecraft Will Land on Two Different Asteroids This Year—And Bring Samples Back to Earth

Added: 05.01.2018 8:23 | 3 views | 0 comments

There are plenty of exciting space missions planned for 2018, but one incredible pair will bring back the best present Earthlings could ask for—souvenirs of their journeys. Those two spacecraft are American and Japanese missions to visit and study asteroids, then carry samples back to scientists here on Earth to examine in the lab a couple years from now. NASA's asteroid mission is formally known as the Origins-Spectral...

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Interstellar object may hold 'alien' water

Added: 04.01.2018 17:27 | 4 views | 0 comments

The first known interstellar asteroid may hold water from another star system in its interior, according to a study.

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NASA asteroid hunter spies Earth from far, far away

Added: 02.01.2018 20:23 | 2 views | 0 comments

The Osiris-Rex spacecraft sent back a striking view of Earth and the moon looking tiny against the backdrop of space.

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Newly-discovered asteroid 'the size of lorry' set to pass Earth

Added: 02.01.2018 11:08 | 2 views | 0 comments

A newly-discovered asteroid the same size as a lorry is expected to pass "close" to Earth tonight, according to reports.

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Asteroid 'the size of a bus' set to 'narrowly miss Earth' after it was spotted on Christmas Day

Added: 28.12.2017 10:29 | 2 views | 0 comments

An newly-discovered asteroid "the size of a bus" is due to brush close to Earth, according to reports.

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ESO’s Planet Hunter Spots Four Massive Main-Belt Asteroids

Added: 28.12.2017 8:26 | 2 views | 0 comments

ESO’s Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument, installed on the Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile, has taken unprecedented new images of 2 Pallas, 89 Julia, 29 Amphitrite and 324 Bamberga — four of the millions of rocky bodies in the main belt, a ring of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter. 2 [...]


The Halloween asteroid prepares to return in 2018

Added: 20.12.2017 12:23 | 3 views | 0 comments

There is one year to go until asteroid 2015 TB-145 approaches Earth once again, just as it did in 2015 around the night of Halloween, an occasion which astronomers did not pass up to study its characteristics. This dark object measures between 625 and 700 meters, its rotation period is around three hours and, in certain lighting conditions, it resembles a human skull.

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Breakthrough Listen: No Artificial Signals Found Emanating from Interstellar Asteroid Oumuamua

Added: 19.12.2017 13:56 | 2 views | 0 comments

Astronomers from the Breakthrough Listen initiative are reporting preliminary results and making initial data available from its observations of 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua, the first asteroid of extrasolar origin identified in the Solar System. “It is great to see data pouring in from observations of this novel and interesting source,” said Breakthrough Listen’s Dr. Andrew Siemion, [...]

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