Sentinel may be able to detect smaller asteroids!

  According to a B612 Foundation official, Sentinel, the space telescope that was originally meant to search for larger Near Earth Objects (NEOs) could also be efficient in detecting NEOs between 20 and 40 meters in diameter. Indeed, smaller NEOs are much more likely to hit Earth in the following years, than larger NEOs. Everyone still remembers the Chelyabinsk meteor

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it an asteroid???

Earlier today, the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Centre (MPC) had a good news to share with the world: the Earth had a new moon! This morning, one of the MPC’s staff members posted a description of the so-called moon, also named 2015 HP116. The small asteroid was supposed to orbite our planet until March 2019. Unfortunately, the news was

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NEO NEWS (21 April 2015) NASA ARM, OSIRIS-Rex, and Planetary Defense Conference

Bolden Not Concerned About ARM Criticism Space News, April 15 2015, by Jeff Foust [http://spacenews.com/31-space-symposium/#sthash.ivLIzIyJ.dpuf] NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said April 14 he is not concerned with recent criticism of the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) by the agency’s own advisory group. The NASA Advisory Council, at an April 10 meeting in Washington, unanimously approved a finding that concluded that NASA

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