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Examining an asteroid impact in slow motion

For the first time, researchers have recorded live and in atomic detail what happens to the material in an asteroid impact. The team of Falko Langenhorst from the University of Jena and Hanns-Peter Liermann from DESY simulated ...

Bright fireball may have dropped meteorites in Niagara region

A cosmic drama unfolded over southern Ontario on the night of Friday, Nov. 18, triggering an international collaboration and a meteorite hunt. Just before midnight Eastern time, the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona detected ...

What would asteroid mining do to the world's economy?

About a decade ago, the prospect of "asteroid mining" saw a massive surge in interest. This was due largely to the rise of the commercial space sector and the belief that harvesting resources from space would soon become ...

NASA's Hubble spots twin tails in new image after DART impact

Two tails of dust ejected from the Didymos-Dimorphos asteroid system are seen in new images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, documenting the lingering aftermath of NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) impact.

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