Spinning-top asteroids, from Rosetta to Hayabusa2 – and maybe Hera18 July 2018 As Japan’s Hayabusa2 drew closer to its target Ryugu asteroid, a strange new planetoid came into view – but one with a somewhat familiar shape. This distinct ‘spinning top’ asteroid class has been seen repeatedly in recent years, and might give a fore...
Asteroid Day live from Luxembourg28 June 2018
Asteroid Day live from Luxembourg28 June 2018 The world’s first 48-hour webcast about asteroids and their place in space will begin at 12:00 CEST, on Friday, 29 June 2018. Kicking off this exciting event, physicist, science advocate and former rock star Brian Cox will host the first 6-hour segmen...
Interstellar asteroid is really a comet 27 June 2018
Interstellar asteroid is really a comet 27 June 2018 An object from another star system that made a brief appearance in our skies guised as an asteroid turns out to be a tiny interstellar comet.
Asteroid Day - ready for delivery26 June 2018
Asteroid Day - ready for delivery26 June 2018 In a unique cooperation between ESA, Asteroid Day and Luxembourg Post, a limited edition set of first-day stamps and postcards is being released for this year’s Asteroid Day.
Earth’s first mission to a binary asteroid, for planetary defence25 June 2018 Planning for humankind’s first mission to a binary asteroid system has entered its next engineering phase. ESA’s proposed Hera mission would also be Europe’s contribution to an ambitious planetary defence experiment.
Sleek telescope makes it in the Big Apple 07 June 2018
Sleek telescope makes it in the Big Apple 07 June 2018 Just in time for Asteroid Day, New York’s Museum of Modern Art has selected a sleek new portable telescope from French start-up Vaonis for its prestigious MoMA Design Store.