Driving diamond into asteroid dust helps model planetary defence test19 September 2019 A trio of dust grains retrieved from an asteroid by Japan’s Hayabusa mission have helped model a grand-scale planetary defence experiment that could one day save Earth.
Interstellar 2.012 September 2019
Interstellar 2.012 September 2019 Astronomers have spotted an object that looks likely to be a very rare visitor from outside our Solar System. If confirmed, this unusual body would be only the second interstellar object ever detected passing through our neighbourhood.
A burst of asteroid activity in Europe10 September 2019
A burst of asteroid activity in Europe10 September 2019 The next few days will see a rare convergence of asteroid-related activity in Europe, as planetary defence and other experts meet in three locations to coordinate humanity's efforts to defend ourselves from hazardous space rocks.
Europe and US teaming up for asteroid deflection 02 September 2019
Europe and US teaming up for asteroid deflection 02 September 2019 Asteroid researchers and spacecraft engineers from the US, Europe and around the world will gather in Rome next week to discuss the latest progress in their common goal: an ambitious double-spacecraft collaboration to deflect an asteroid in space, to...