The asteroid Apophis had it’s last close encounter with earth in January, 2013. Although Apophis will continue to pass through our orbit, it will be a safe distance from earth until 2029 when it will have an extremely close brush with Earth. The orbit of asteroid Apophis around the sun is 323.6 days, very similar…READ MORE
NASA has proposed a new “asteroid initiative” to robotically capture a near-Earth asteroid, and tow it to the moons orbit for further research by 2017. Researchers will be searching for a small asteroid between 20-30 feet wide, and traveling below 2 miles per second. Instead of sending a manned mission out to find the asteroid,…READ MORE
Voyager 1 Quickly Approaching Solar System’s ...
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The Voyager 1, which was launched by NASA in 1977, is about to become the first spacecraft to reach the outer bounds of our solar system. Since launch, Voyager has traveled 11.5 billion miles, and could arrive in interstellar space within months. “This strange, last region before interstellar space is coming into focus, thanks to…READ MORE
Because of an increase in awareness of near-Earth objects in the last few decades, many people wonder about the different terms being used. It’s very easy to use them interchangeably but hopefully after reading this article you won’t have to. Take a look at this graphic which serves as a great primer on space rock…READ MORE