320,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Push Back Origins of Human Innovation

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News An international team of anthropologists has discovered that early humans in East Africa had — by about … Continue reading 320,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Push Back Origins of Human Innovation

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To Nuke an Asteroid, How Powerful a Bomb Do You Need?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com An artist’s illustration of the destruction of a dangerous asteroid. Credit: Elena Khavina, MIPT Press Office Humanity now has … Continue reading To Nuke an Asteroid, How Powerful a Bomb Do You Need?

Halloween asteroid prepares to return in 2018

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Artist´s impression of the Halloween asteroid 2015 TB145, which resembles a human … Continue reading Halloween asteroid prepares to return in 2018

Asteroid Approaching! Watch Slooh Flyby Webcast Tonight

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com An asteroid the size of a house is set to give Earth a close shave, and you can watch part … Continue reading Asteroid Approaching! Watch Slooh Flyby Webcast Tonight

Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September

Once again, NASA has determined that this particular asteroid will sail harmlessly by, passing Earth at a minimum distance of over 7 million km (4.4 million mi), or about 18 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. As Paul Chodas – NASA’s manager of CNEOS at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California – said in a NASA press statement.

An Asteroid Headed Our Way Is About to Test NASA’s Planetary Defense System

Run for shelter or wave hello? Our Solar System is littered with chunks of space rocks that whizz around in different orbits and varying speeds – and it’s no big … Continue reading An Asteroid Headed Our Way Is About to Test NASA’s Planetary Defense System

NASA Is Planning an Asteroid Deflection Test Mission in Case The Unthinkable Happens

Armageddon prevention 101. NASA is preparing an ambitious test mission to see if it’s capable of deflecting an incoming asteroid that, if left unchecked, would imperil Earth. The space agency wants to … Continue reading NASA Is Planning an Asteroid Deflection Test Mission in Case The Unthinkable Happens

NASA closing out Asteroid Redirect Mission

GREENBELT, Md. — With administration plans to cancel it announced earlier this year, and a lack of congressional support, NASA is in an “orderly closeout” phase of its Asteroid Redirect … Continue reading NASA closing out Asteroid Redirect Mission

New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive

If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects — scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis — would claim the most lives? A new study has the answer: violent winds … Continue reading New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive

An asteroid just flew by Earth two times closer than the moon — and we barely saw it coming 

NASA An illustration of a near-Earth object, or NEO, passing near Earth. Early Monday morning, while the US East Coast was pouring coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in … Continue reading An asteroid just flew by Earth two times closer than the moon — and we barely saw it coming