Jun 23, 2014

Asteroid visited by Hayabusa considered for exploration

Asteroid Itokawa, reached by an unmanned Japanese space probe in 2005, might be listed as one of the candidates for a human exploration project being considered for the mid-2020s, NASA has said. The U.S. space agency said Thursday it is looking at several asteroids ...

Feb 22, 2013

Asteroid impact zone found in Aussie outback

Scientists have discovered a 200-km-wide impact zone in the Australian Outback they believe was caused by a massive asteroid smashing into Earth more than 300 million years ago. Andrew Glikson, a visiting fellow at the Australian National University, said Wednesday the asteroid measuring 10 ...