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Astronauts to bring asteroid back into lunar orbit
In a paper published in EPJ Plus, Marco Tantardini and Enrico Flamini from the Italian Space Agency (ASI) make the case for taking part in the robotic phase of the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). (2017-08-07)
NEAR captures asteroid's heart... in a photo
The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft, approaching its Valentine's Day date with a space rock named for the Greek god of love, has snapped a picture of the asteroid's heart. (2000-02-13)
Fascinating images from a new world
The ESA space probe Rosetta flew past the Lutetia planetoid at around 6 p.m. (2010-07-14)
CU-Boulder to participate in NASA mission to land on an asteroid
A University of Colorado Boulder team will be part of a mission selected yesterday by NASA to launch a spacecraft to an asteroid and pluck samples from its surface to better understand the formation of the solar system and perhaps even the first inklings of life. (2011-05-26)
Steins: A diamond in the sky
The first images from Rosetta's OSIRIS imaging system and VIRTIS infrared spectrometer were derived from raw data this morning and have delivered spectacular results. (2008-09-08)
Floating pile of rubble a pristine record of solar system's history
A small, near-Earth asteroid named Itokawa is just a pile of floating rubble, probably created from the breakup of an ancient planet, according to a University of Michigan researcher who was part of the Japanese space mission Hayabusa. (2006-06-01)
York U-led laser instrument to help bring home asteroid sample by NASA mission
Michael Daly, a York University researcher, is the lead scientist on a laser altimeter that will map the surface and create a 3-D model of the asteroid Bennu during a NASA mission launching in 2016. (2015-12-17)
University of Tennessee scientist helps NASA mission that could determine building blocks of life
University of Tennessee professor Josh Emery is seeking to recover an asteroid's precious planetary science clues, while at the same time learning enough to prevent any collision with Earth. (2011-07-18)
Northwestern scientist can comment on asteroid as mission's end nears
As the NEAR (Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous) mission continues a lower altitude orbit in anticipation of its Feb. (2001-01-28)
NEAR Shoemaker makes historic touchdown on asteroid Eros
After a 5-year, 2-billion-mile journey -- the last year spent in a close-orbit study of asteroid 433 Eros -- the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft has touched down the surface of the asteroid, the first time such a feat has ever been tried or accomplished. (2001-02-11)
Dealing with threatening space rocks
Every now and then a space rock hits the world's media -- sometimes almost literally. (2007-09-20)
NEAR Shoemaker closes in for unprecedented view of asteroid
On Oct. 26, after more than eight months in orbit around asteroid Eros, the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft will swoop to within 3 miles, taking images and collecting data from a distance closer than any spacecraft has ever come to an asteroid. (2000-10-22)
Spacecraft readies for record low pass over asteroid
The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission has executed the first of three orbital correction maneuvers that will bring the spacecraft unprecedentedly close to asteroid Eros later this month. (2000-10-12)
AKARI's observations of asteroid Itokawa
The space-borne infrared observatory AKARI, observed asteroid Itokawa last month with its Infrared Camera. (2007-08-23)
Second instrument delivered for OSIRIS-REx mission
A spectrometer that will help the OSIRIS-REx mission team select a suitable sampling site on asteroid Bennu has arrived at Lockheed Martin's spacecraft assembly facility, ready to be integrated into the nascent spacecraft. (2015-07-08)
Asteroid fragments could hint at the origin of the solar system
University of Manchester scientists are among the few in the world selected to analyze minute asteroid fragments which could shed light on the origin and evolution of the solar system. (2012-10-04)
Astronomers sight an asteroid's moon
Astronomers this week announced their discovery of a moon orbiting an asteroid, in the first images ever obtained of such an object from Earth. (1999-10-06)
Student-built experiment integrated onto NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission
A student-built experiment aboard NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has been integrated onto the spacecraft. (2016-01-07)
Cameras delivered for NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission as launch prep continues
The first US mission to return samples of an asteroid to Earth is another step closer to its fall 2016 launch, with the delivery of three cameras that will image and map the giant space rock. (2015-08-24)
NASA and NAU researchers welcome unexpected asteroid findings
What seemed to be rock-solid assumptions about the nature of small asteroids may end in rubble or even a cloud of dust. (2014-06-19)
How to find the orbital needle in the celestial haystack
On 2 February, experts from across the world meet at ESA to discuss how to best calculate spacecraft orbits. (2006-02-02)
NASA's OSIRIS-REx takes closer image of Jupiter
During Earth-Trojan asteroid search operations, the PolyCam imager aboard NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter (center) and three of its moons, Callisto (left), Io, and Ganymede. (2017-02-15)
OSIRIS-REx team prepares for next step in NASA's asteroid sample return mission
With launch only 15 months away, NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) team is preparing to deliver instruments for integration with the spacecraft that will travel to, and collect a sample from, an asteroid. (2015-06-22)
NEAR Spacecraft Closing In On Eros
The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous probe is about to make several engine burns prior to slipping into orbit around asteroid 433 Eros on Jan. (1998-12-14)
Lutetia asteroid in Rosetta's spotlight
Earlier this month ESA's Rosetta had a first look at asteroid 21-Lutetia, one of the targets of its long mission. (2007-01-26)
Sighting Of NEAR Spacecraft Sets Distance Record
The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous probe, headed for the closest-ever examination of an asteroid, has been spotted with a telescope in the most distant observation of a man- made object by visual means. (1998-06-02)
Objective: To deflect asteroids, thus preventing their collision with Earth
An international project, led by Spain's National Research Council, provides information on the effects a projectile impact would have on an asteroid. (2017-01-25)
ESA considers the next step in assessing the risk from Near-Earth Objects
On 9 July 2004, the Near-Earth Object Mission Advisory Panel recommended that ESA place a high priority on developing a mission to actually move an asteroid. (2004-07-14)
NEAR Spacecraft Set For January 3 Main Engine Burn
The NEAR spacecraft will execute a 24-second engine burn on Jan. (1998-12-31)
Telemetry and geometry capture distant asteroid images
For the past year, the imaging team at Cornell University has been figuring out how to slew the NEAR spacecraft and aim its camera for the mission's final act: alighting on an asteroid. (2001-02-04)
NASA's solar probe plus mission moves one step closer to launch
NASA's Solar Probe Plus -- the first mission that will fly into sun's upper atmosphere and 'touch' the sun -- has passed a design review, an important milestone leading to its anticipated summer 2018 launch. (2016-07-29)
International instrument delivered for NASA's 2016 asteroid sample return mission
A sophisticated laser-based mapping instrument has arrived at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver for integration onto NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. (2015-12-17)
NEAR Completes Flawless Earth Swingby
The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous probe completed a flawless Earth swingby to get a gravity boost toward asteroid Eros. (1998-01-26)
OSIRIS-REx asteroid search tests instruments, science team
OSIRIS-REx did not discover any Earth-Trojan asteroids during a two-week search, but the spacecraft's cameras operated flawlessly and demonstrated they can image objects two magnitudes dimmer than originally expected. (2017-03-24)
NEAR team reports exciting first month of asteroid exploration
A month after establishing orbit around asteroid Eros, NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft is already astounding scientists with its ever-more detailed views of geologic features and its technical scientific accomplishments. (2000-03-12)
Richard Monastersky and Diane Tennant win AGU Journalism Awards
Richard Monastersky has won the 2002 David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism - News for (2002-03-20)
Queen's University scientist warns of asteroid danger
A leading astrophysicist from Queen's University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time. (2017-06-20)
Study puts solar spin on asteroid moon formation
Asteroids with moons, which scientists call binary asteroids, are common in the solar system. (2008-07-09)
ASU spectrometer to fly on new NASA mission to distant 'Trojan' asteroids
In 2021, NASA will launch a mission to a group of asteroids that accompany the giant planet Jupiter. (2017-01-05)
OSIRIS-REx team prepares for next step
The various instruments that will enable OSIRIS-REx to safely travel to the asteroid Bennu, take a sample and return it to Earth are being readied for shipment to the spacecraft's assembly facility. (2015-06-23)
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