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Asteroid 2018 NX flew past Earth at 0.30 LD, one day before discovery

Asteroid 2018 NX flew past Earth at 0.30 LD, one day before discovery A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 NX flew past Earth at a distance of 0.30 LD / 0.00078 AU (116 686 km / 72 505 miles) on July 7, 2018, one day before it was discovered.  Asteroid 2018 NX belongs to the…

Ion-powered Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrives at asteroid Ryugu

Ion-powered Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrives at asteroid Ryugu The unmanned Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has arrived at asteroid Ryugu, currently located 284 million km (176 million miles) away from Earth. The spacecraft will attempt 3 brief touch-and-go landings over the next 18 months to collect samples and return them to…… Read more »     Source: Ion-powered…

Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid – 170 million miles from Earth

Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid – 170 million miles from Earth A Japanese space explorer has arrived at an asteroid after a three-and-a-half-year journey and now begins its real work of trying to blow a crater to collect samples to eventually bring back to Earth.Source: Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid – 170 million…

Asteroid 2018 LA explodes over South Africa and Botswana several hours after discovery

Asteroid 2018 LA explodes over South Africa and Botswana several hours after discovery A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LA exploded somewhere along the South Africa – Botswana border region at 16:53 UTC on June 2, 2018. The asteroid was discovered several hours before it entered our atmosphere. It is possible pieces of it survived…

Asteroid 2018 KW1 to flyby Earth at 0.39 LD on May 23

Asteroid 2018 KW1 to flyby Earth at 0.39 LD on May 23 A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 KW1 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.39 LD or 0.00100 AU (~ 149 597 km / 92 955 miles) on May 23, 2018. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar…

Asteroid 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at 0.5 LD

Asteroid 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at 0.5 LD A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.5 LD or 0.00129 AU (~192 981 km / 119 912 miles) on April 15, 2018. This is the 28th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since…

Asteroid 2018 FQ3 flew past Earth at 0.73 LD, one day before discovery

Asteroid 2018 FQ3 flew past Earth at 0.73 LD, one day before discovery Asteroid 2018 FQ3, first observed at Catalina Sky Survey on March 20, flew past Earth at a distance of 0.73 LD / 0.00187 AU (~279 748 km / 173 827 miles) on March 19, 2018. This is Apollo class asteroid with an…

Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at 0.26 LD

Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at 0.26 LD Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at a distance of 0.26 LD / 0.00067 AU (~100 230 km / 62 280 miles) on February 21, 2018. This is the 17th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and…

5th anniversary of Chelyabinsk event, the biggest asteroid airburst since 1908

5th anniversary of Chelyabinsk event, the biggest asteroid airburst since 1908 February 15, 2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the Chelyabinsk event, the biggest asteroid airburst this century so far and the biggest one since the 1908 Tunguska event. This is also the only asteroid confirmed to have resulted in a large number of injuries.​…

Asteroid 2018 CC to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on February 6

Asteroid 2018 CC to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on February 6 A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 CC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.50 LD / 0.00128 AU (~191 485 km / 118 983 miles) on February 6, 2018. This is the 9th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance…

Asteroid to pass by Earth in Feb.

A half-mile-wide asteroid is scheduled to make a close pass by Earth next month. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make its closest approach to Earth on Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The intermediate-sized space rock will fly within 2.6 million miles of Earth, roughly 10 times the distance between…

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 BW flew past Earth at 0.43 LD on January 15

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 BW flew past Earth at 0.43 LD on January 15 A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BW flew past Earth at a distance of 0.43 LD / 0.00112 (~167 549 km / 104 110 miles) at 15:13 UTC on January 15, 2018, 2 days before it was first observed. This is…