Tag Archive: Asteroids

Jul 01 2015

American Museum of Natural History: Deflecting Asteroids | Protecting the Earth from Future Catastrophic Events

Will we be able to avoid a repeat of the Tunguska event? Or perhaps even the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event? Although massive asteroid impacts on Earth are rare, astronomers have identified thousands of asteroids close enough to Earth to be potentially hazardous. Learn from meteorite specialist Denton Ebel, Curator in the Division of Physical Sciences, how …

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Apr 11 2015

Origins Project: The Great Debate | EXTINCTIONS (2/2)

Some say that we are in the midst of the 6th great extinction on Earth? Is this true? Join us as we explore the nature of extinction, from biology, and the great past extinctions, to culture, language, technology and the future of both our species and the Earth’s biosphere, and ask whether, and to what …

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Apr 11 2015

Origins Project: The Great Debate | EXTINCTIONS (1/2)

Some say that we are in the midst of the 6th great extinction on Earth? Is this true? Join us as we explore the nature of extinction, from biology, and the great past extinctions, to culture, language, technology and the future of both our species and the Earth’s biosphere, and ask whether, and to what …

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Dec 03 2014

Technigeek: Japan space agency JAXA launches Hayabusa 2 asteroid mission

Japan aerospace exploration agency showed the media its new asteroid explorer “Hayabusa 2” ,it has a new amazing technology , more in the video .  

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Oct 30 2014

Nature Podcast: 30 October 2014

This week, the most highly cited papers of all time, NASA’s plans to fetch an asteroid need a rethink, and we profile the first lady of science writing.

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Sep 23 2014

ESA: Rosetta mission status

The Rosetta mission is ongoing at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The landing site for Philae has been chosen. The adventure continues! But already Rosetta is providing the scientific community more than any previous comet mission.  

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May 25 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 19 | Cosmic Queries: Space and Science with Bill Nye

Guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer your most intriguing questions about space and science, from asteroid deflection and life on exoplanets to the Large Hadron Collider and climate change.

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Apr 11 2014

NASA: What is OSIRIS-REx?

Published on Jan 27, 2014 What is OSIRIS-REx? The University and NASA hosted OSIRIS-REx channel presents this new 321Science video about the mission and its acronym. This video explores what the OSIRIS-REx mission will do when it visits asteroid Bennu in 2018.   Published on May 16, 2013 This NASA Goddard video explains the mission …

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Mar 27 2014

NASA Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum

Published on Mar 26, 2014 The Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum at NASA Headquarters provided status updates from the ongoing Asteroid Redirect Mission concept and extensibility refinement to expand on the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), which is a follow-on step from the 2013 Request for Information in mission planning activities. The event also highlighted opportunities for …

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Feb 22 2014

AMNH: Defending Earth from Asteroids with Neil deGrasse Tyson

There are about a million near-Earth asteroids that are large enough to substantially damage or destroy a major city, as evidenced by the explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013 of a meteor no bigger than a large truck, which injured more than 1,000 people. With current space technology, scientists know how to deflect the …

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Feb 05 2014

NASA | Playing Tag With an Asteroid

What’s the best way get a sample of an asteroid? Play tag with it! That’s the plan for OSIRIS-REx, a NASA spacecraft that will approach the asteroid Bennu in 2018. The collection will be done with an instrument on board called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, or, TAGSAM. Learn how it works in this video.

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Nov 23 2013

NASA: Asteroid Initiative Workshop II

The Asteroid Retrieval and Utilization (ARU) mission, also known as the Asteroid Initiative, is a future space mission by NASA. The ARU is a mission to bring a small near-Earth asteroid into lunar orbit, where it could be further analyzed both by unmanned craft and by a future manned mission NASA TV coverage of the …

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Oct 03 2013

NASA: Asteroid Initiative Workshop I

NASA TV coverage of the asteroid redirection systems session of the NASA-hosted public workshop at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston to examine 96 of the ideas submitted to the recent Request For Information on ways to accomplish the agency’s asteroid initiative.

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Jul 28 2013

NASA EDGE: Planetary Defense

NASA EDGE and Special Guest Geoff Notkin speak with NASA scientists and experts from around the world at the 2013 Planetary Defense Conference about Near Earth Objects and their potential threat to Earth.

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Jun 28 2013

NASA: Answering Questions about the Asteroid RFI

NASA invites all interested parties to participate in a Google+ Hangout on June 27 at 2 p.m. EDT. During the session, NASA experts will answer your questions about the recently released Asteroid Initiative Request for Information (RFI).

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Jun 23 2013

NASA: Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge

NASA announced Tuesday 20130618, a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them.

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Mar 11 2013

SETI: The Chelyabinsk Meteor

A 30 min discussion on the recent Chelyabinsk Meteor with David Morrison, Director of the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute and our visitor Guy Consolmagno, an American research astronomer and Planetary Scientist at the Vatican Observatory. This panel was hosted by Franck Marchis, Senior Planetary Astronomer at the SETI Institute.

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Feb 16 2013

Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids

TED presents Phil Plait at the TEDxBoulder who asks; What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid — and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them. …

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Dec 17 2012

Huge asteroid caught on video as it flies by Earth

A huge asteroid was caught on video as it flew by Earth at a distance of only 6,9 million kilometers (4.3 million miles) last week. The asteroid 4179 Toutatis is a 4,82 kilometers (3 mile) wide asteroid that would cause immense damage if it ever would struck Earth. Researchers  rules that out, at least for the the …

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Nov 22 2012

SciShow: 3 Ways to Save Earth from an Asteroid

Scishow presents us with three ways of saving the earth from inbound collision. Three plans NASA scientists have come up with to save the Earth. More information: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch/news.cfm

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