New York

The asteroid NASA is about to strike poses no threat to Earth, but 60% of city-killer rocks fly under the radar

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Illustration of DART approaching Dimorphos. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL
NASA is about to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid to nudge it into a new orbit.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test is practice for deflecting an asteroid away from Earth.
But NASA can't protect Earth if it doesn't see asteroids coming, and its surveillance is weak.
NASA is about to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid , obliterating the probe and nudging the space rock. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test is aiming for an asteroid called Dimorphos, which is orbiting a giant asteroid called Didymos. By crashing into it...
Read more ...

 

NASA's unprecedented DART mission will intentionally slam a spacecraft into an asteroid next week

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

An illustration of the DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency's LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system. NASA/Johns Hopkins, APL/Steve Gribben
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test will collide with an asteroid on September 26.
The DART mission is testing NASA's ability to deflect incoming space rocks.
If it works, NASA could someday use this method to push dangerous asteroids away from Earth .
A golf cart-sized spacecraft will intentionally smash into a tiny asteroid at about 14,000 miles per hour on September 26. It's humanity's first test of our ability to deflect...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   New York      Science      News      NASA      Asteroids      DART      Near-Earth Objects      NEO Surveyor Mission      Planetary Defense      Asteroid Impacts      Location      Space  


In Ian's wake, Florida residents brave a slow wait for power

In Ian's wake, Florida residents brave a slow wait for power

Nearly a week after Hurricane Ian smashed into Florida and left carved a path of destruction that reached into the Carolinas, more than half a million statewide residents are... Read more ...

Critical Review: Dana versus XOS

Dana and XOS are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional... Read more ...

Analyzing Northeast Indiana Bancorp and The Competition

Northeast Indiana Bancorp is one of 117 public companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Northeast... Read more ...

Analyzing Evolve Transition Infrastructure and Northern Oil and Gas

Northern Oil and Gas and Evolve Transition Infrastructure are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the... Read more ...

Ketanji Brown Jackson took the Supreme Court bench for the first time...

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson stands for a photo in front of the Supreme Court following her investiture ceremony on September 30, 2022. Anna... Read more ...

Elizabeth Warren slams Republicans' efforts to block Biden's student-loan...

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Win McNamee/Getty Images Lawsuits from Republicans are mounting on Biden's student-loan forgiveness plan. Elizabeth Warren said it "won't work" and... Read more ...

Obama told reporters in a private 2017 meeting he worried 'the most' about...

Former President Barack Obama in 2017. Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Prior to leaving office in 2017, Barack Obama had a private, candid conversation with... Read more ...

Despite economic headwinds, Jim Borders is still confident in apartment industry

Despite economic headwinds, Jim Borders is still confident in apartment industry

"People need a place to live," said Novare Group CEO Jim Borders. Read more ...

State, local economic development officials assessing legal options after...

State, local economic development officials assessing legal options after Rivian plant ruling

Ocmulgee Superior Courts Chief Judge ruled that a project for a $5 billion factory isn't exempt from property taxes. Read more ...

Future of Cities: A look into Woodstock's urban pocket in the 'burbs

Future of Cities: A look into Woodstock's urban pocket in the 'burbs

Downtown Woodstock, about 30 miles to the north of walkable Midtown Atlanta, is one of the earliest examples of giving Atlanta suburbanites a taste of urbanism. Read more ...