Covered by a blanket of lunar soil to protect it from BB sized meteoroids arriving a gunshot speeds, a village is nestled in a large crater on our moon. More at #365DaysOfAstro
Some lunar craters are new and that means the Moon being hit by another object. Also Jupiter protecting the Earth. More at #365DaysOfAstro
Meteorites on Earth as well as the cratering on Moon, Mercury, Mars, and other bodies suggest that our solar system was born wild and stayed that way for a while.
Today story is about the discovery of asteroid 2016 GC221 for mining target & 2016 CG18 as a test object for rapid response observing protocols.
You are less likely to be injured by a space rock than you might think. But will asteroid dangerous for us on Earth? How about asteroid impact influence life on Earth?
Today Travelers in the Night will share a story from the past about the close encounter of Comet P/2016 BA14 with Earth and Earth’s motion as a key to understand climate change
Today Travelers in the night take you to discuss about a pair of possibly related comets pass unusually close to Earth and a gentle method of causing an asteroid to miss planet Earth.
We may be able to learn about the possibilities of life on Mars by studying land forms on the Tibetan Plateau here on Earth. And what motivates asteroid hunters? Large dangerous asteroids are still out there to find.
Finally found after 75 years! Asteroid 878 Mildred! Also the Catalina Sky Survey has a newly refurbished 40″ robotic telescope that is only used for follow-up observations so that the venerable 30″ & 60″ can look for new targets.