Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientists studying inner solar system objects have discovered three nearby asteroids previously shrouded in the Sun’s glare. Two of these are larger than one kilometer, earning the label “planet killer”—and one is the largest potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) discovered in at least the past eight years. Astronomers studying inner solar system asteroids have the odds […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute At 7:14pm Eastern Daylight Time, NASA’s DART probe will impact the asteroid Dimorphos in the first attempt to deflect an asteroid from its path. The mission is a dry run for future attempts to deflect asteroids threatening Earth. Livestream begins at 6:00 pm on Monday September 26. Watch a stream of still images from the […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Sorry, astrology haters. The rumors are true: humans are being pulled at by the gravity of all planets at all times. There is not a drop of evidence for these minuscule gravitational tugs as tools of personality formation nor as predictors of luck. Still, we are not the free-floaters we imagine ourselves to be, but […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes NASA’s DART spacecraft will crash into an asteroid on September 26, the first real-life test of planetary defense techniques.