Scientists Say a ‘2068 Impact Scenario Is Still in Play’ for 1,000-Foot-Wide Asteroid A new report from the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy indicates that a 1,000-foot-wide asteroid called Apophis may pass very close to Earth in 2068. While tracking the asteroid, which is named after the Egyptian god of chaos, scientists found it has sped up due to an orbital process called the Yarkovsky effect. “The new observations we obtained with the Subaru telescope earlier this year were good enough to reveal the Yarkovsky acceleration of Apophis,” University of Hawaii astronomer Dr. David Tholen said in a statement. “[T]hey show that the asteroid […]

NASA Needs Ideas to Study Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Apophis February 7, 2024 at 7:00 am by Asteroid 99942 Apophis is fast approaching our home planet for an uncomfortably close encounter in 2029. In order to prepare for the rare event, NASA is calling for ideas for low cost missions to rendezvous with Apophis, but the space agency already has a pair of asteroid probes ready to take on the task. NASA is hosting a workshop on Wednesday, February 7 “on innovative approaches to conduct missions during the Earth flyby of the asteroid Apophis in 2029.” The workshop is seeking ideas from […]

THE ASTEROID APOPHIS WILL VISIT US IN 2029 AND NASA WANTS YOUR IDEAS FOR A MISSION Apophis will fly by our planet in 2029 and NASA wants to catch up with it. By Cassidy Ward Jan 13, 2024, 11:00 AM ETn a fictional future roughly a century from now, humanity is struggling to survive on a dying planet and readying for the greatest adventure in the history of our species: our first journey to another star. With any luck, our actual introduction to interstellar travel won’t be quite as stressful as The Ark (streaming now on Peacock), but there’s no telling. The universe is ambivalent about […]

A MISSING ASTEROID COULD HIT THE EARTH IN 2024 By Cassidy Ward Jan 5, 2024, 3:01 PM ET Moving across the country can feel like the end of the world, but for one fictional family in the 2021 disaster film Asteroid (streaming now on Peacock), the association was a little more literal. When the three of them (Spencer, Lynn, and Zoe) leave their hectic life in the big city for a simpler one in the country, they find themselves in the center of a looming asteroid impact. If you’re planning a big move in late 2024, there’s a small chance you might find yourself in a similar […]

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NASA launches mission to intercept ‘God of Chaos’ asteroid before it scratches Earth’s orbit Renamed OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft to study Apophis asteroid during close encounter with Earth in April 2029  By Hannah Ray Lambert Fox News Published December 26, 2023 12:00pm EST To read the article, please visit:

NASA’s OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft fires its thrusters near the asteroid Apophis in this artist’s illustration of the probe’s extended mission after its OSIRIS-REx sample-return success on Sept. 24, 2023. (Image credit: Heather Roper/University of Arizona) After NASA’s epic OSIRIS-REx capsule landing success, spacecraft heads to asteroid Apophis on new mission By Andrew Jones at This second asteroid quest will see the OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft (as it’s now known) sidle up to an infamous near-Earth object. The NASA probe that delivered precious samples of the space rock Bennu to Earth is now on an extended voyage to study an infamous near Earth asteroid. OSIRIS-REx completed […]

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What You Must Know About Earth’s Apophis 2029 Asteroid Close Encounter On April 13, 2029, Apophis, a colossal asteroid, will pass closer to Earth than ever recorded. By John Lopez, Tech Times 11 September 2023, 12:09 am   Zooming by at a distance less than 20,000 miles from our planet’s surface, Apophis will make history on April 13, 2029, as the closest encounter ever recorded with an asteroid of such magnitude. Apophis’s name itself is shrouded in intrigue. Inspired by the Egyptian mythology figure Apep, an archenemy of Ra, the name is also connected to the sci-fi series Stargate SG-1, […]

OSIRIS-REx Adjusts Course to Target Sample Capsule’s Landing Zone Lonnie ShekhtmanPosted onSeptember 11, 2023CategoriesOSIRIS-APEX, OSIRIS-REx, by On Sept. 10, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft briefly fired its ACS (attitude control system) thrusters to point itself toward Earth, putting it on course to release its sample capsule, carrying rocks and dust from asteroid Bennu, from 63,000 miles (or 102,000 kilometers) above Earth’s surface on Sunday, Sept. 24. Yesterday’s trajectory-correction maneuver changed the spacecraft’s velocity about a ½ mph (less than 1 kph) relative to Earth. Without this tiny but critical shift, the spacecraft and its asteroid cargo would have flown past Earth. To read the […]

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm on Oct 20 2020. Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona via Flickr NASA’s OSIRIS-REx clears last hurdle before Earth return by Rizwan Choudhury Created: Sep 13, 2023 02:23 PM EST To read the full article, please click the link below:


NASA reviews plan to recover Bennu asteroid sample via OSIRIS-REx NASA researchers on Wednesday will share how they plan to retrieve rock samples plucked from the surface of an ancient asteroid next month — an unprecedented feat for the United States. NASA’s news conference is scheduled to begin no earlier than 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Watch it live in the player above. On Sept. 24, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will release a capsule containing the samples it took from the asteroid Bennu before continuing onward to study a different asteroid, named Apophis. That capsule is expected to parachute to […]

Photo: NASA Spaceship With Asteroid Bits Is Getting Closer, NASA Preps Army of Scientists to Handle It 21 Jun 2023, 11:06 UTC • By: Daniel Patrascu After decades of passively studying the solar system through remote imaging and sensing, humanity has taken a more hands-on approach to space exploration. That means we’ve begun collecting samples of alien worlds and bringing them back to Earth for further study. The largest mission of this kind, and the one everyone is looking forward to, is the Mars Sample Return. It’s a mammoth undertaking that won’t begin to unfold until the end of […]

On May 31, NASA’s UAP task force held a public meeting to discuss the task force’s future role in researching UAP sightings, along with the current state of UFO research. But hidden within the meeting, shared at the very end, was a tense warning from one of the task force members. Mike Gold warned of an existential threat to society that’s looming in space and needs to be addressed, along with an asteroid that will be coming very close to Earth — flying below geosynchronous satellites — in the near future. To continue reading this article, please click the link below: NASA UAP […]

An artist’s illustration of asteroid Apophis near Earth. The asteroid will fly extremely close to Earth in 2029, with no threat to our planet or for the foreseeable future. (Image credit: Dan Durda – FIAAA) NASA wants fleet of spacecraft to watch infamous Apophis asteroid approach Earth: report By Elizabeth Howell NASA wants to bump up the number of visitors to Apophis when the asteroid swings safely by Earth in 2029. NASA wants a fleet of small private spacecraft to visit an infamous asteroid during its upcoming close shave of Earth, a report suggests. Apophis, though not a threat to our […]

Planet-destroying asteroid Apophis is hurtling towards Earth and will put NASA’s Dart to the test Ayaan Paul Jan 27, 2023 | 14:08 The likelihood of an asteroid hitting Earth in the next hundred years is a topic of much debate among scientists. While it is difficult to predict with certainty as to when and where an asteroid will hit, there is one particularly fearsome asteroid which has had the scientists go jittery. Near-Earth Objects One important factor to consider is the number of known asteroids that are on a collision course with Earth. According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object […]

STUNNING: Asteroid 2023 BU That Passed South America Was Closer Than Some Satellites Written By Digital Desk With an approach of 3,600km, the space rock known as 2023 BU, whipped over the southern tip of South America on Thursday. Apparently, it was a close shave. A space rock named ‘2023 BU’ whipped over the southern tip of South America late Thursday night. Although NASA had said that it was harmless, it counted as a close shave with an approach of 3,600km (2,200 miles). The asteroid was the size of a small bus but it illustrated how many undetected asteroids lurked […]

The Psyche mission will explore a metal-rich asteroid between Mars and Jupiter (Photo credit: NASA) NASA’s agenda for 2023: From OSIRIS-REX to Earth Information Center Written bySanjana Shankar Jan 05, 2023, 03:10 am3 min read NASA had an eventful 2022, headlined by the successes of the Artemis 1 and DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) missions.This year, the US space agency has a slew of activities planned which include revealing the crew of Artemis 2, the asteroid sample-return mission OSIRIS-REX and more.“We’re never going to stop exploring the unknown in air and space,” said Bill Nelson, NASA administrator. The space agency will disclose crew […]

NASA And HAARP Just Concluded An Experiment In Which Signals Were Bounced Off An Asteroid Rameesha SajwarJanuary 4, 2023 Scientists have come through with an experiment that involves making a radio signal bounce off an asteroid. It will be a test for probing a larger asteroid that in 2029 will pass closer to Earth than the many geostationary satellites that orbit our planet. The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program research site in Gakona transmitted radio signals to asteroid 2010 XC15. The University of New Mexico Long Wavelength Array near Socorro, New Mexico, and the Owens Valley Radio Observatory Long Wavelength […]

Photo: HAARP The HAARP facility’s antenna array includes 180 antennas spread across 33 acres. An Asteroid Is Passing Earth Today, so Scientists Are Shooting It With Radio Waves The experiment will pave the way for probing a larger asteroid that will approach Earth in 2029. By Passant Rabie PublishedTuesday 5:25PM A group of researchers is attempting to bounce radio signals off a 500-foot-wide asteroid during its close flyby of Earth on Tuesday. The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is aiming its antennas at asteroid 2010 XC15, a space rock that’s categorized as a near-Earth potentially hazardous asteroid. The effort is a test run to to […]

NASA says a 500-foot asteroid named ‘2010 XC15’ will fly past Earth today – but it’s not ‘Armageddon’ yet The scientists plan to hit the space rock with more than 9.6 million radio waves from HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program). Authored by: TN Viral Desk Updated Dec 27, 2022 | 01:34 PM IST NASA has informed that a 570-foot asteroid called 2010 XC15 will rush past Earth on December 27. But we need not worry. The space rock is of high importance to scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and NASA because it is the very thing that will let them their preparation […]

Scientists plan to hit an asteroid with more than 9.6 million radio waves from HAARP Low-frequency radio waves can reveal the intent and interiors of an asteroid. by Rupendra Brahambhatt  Created: Dec 26, 2022 10:16 AM EST A 500-foot-wide asteroid called 2010 XC15 will pass by Earth on December 27. While it has no intention of hitting us, it’s us who will hit the asteroid with a radio pulse. Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and NASA want to examine the 2010 XC15 space rock to test their preparation against Apophis. This dangerous asteroid might hit our planet in 2029. It is […]


OSIRIS APEX by Bryan Nelson The OSIRIS-REx NASA mission, which is spearheaded by scientists at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL), made history in 2020 when it successfully touched down on an asteroid named Bennu and collected a sample of rock to bring back to Earth for study. Now the heralded OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is being prepared for a second mission: to the near-Earth asteroid named Apophis, which will come so close to impacting our planet in 2029 that it will be visible to the naked eye. The extended mission has a new name, OSIRIS-APEX, and a new Principal […]

Planetary Defense Coordination Office Planetary Defense at NASA Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets that orbit the Sun like the planets, but their orbits can bring them into Earth’s neighborhood – within 30 million miles of Earth’s orbit. Planetary defense is “applied planetary science” to address the NEO impact hazard. NASA established the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) to manage its ongoing mission of planetary defense. The PDCO: Provides early detection of potentially hazardous objects (PHOs) – the subset of NEOs whose orbits predict they will come within 5 million miles of Earth’s orbit; and of a size large […]

NASA’s ‘Eyes on Asteroids’ Reveals Our Near-Earth Object Neighborhood – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory By  Lynn Schindler  June 30, 2022 Learn more about the growing population of near-Earth objects with NASA’s new 3D real-time web-based application. Fully interactive, Eyes on Asteroids uses science data to help visualize asteroid and comet orbits around the Sun. Zoom in to travel along with your favorite spacecraft as they explore these fascinating near-Earth objects in beautiful 3D. Through a new 3D real-time visualization tool, you can now explore the asteroids and comets that approach Earth’s orbital neighborhood – and the spacecraft that visit these […]

5 ways to stop an asteroid from crashing into Earth Noel Wong @ FMT Lifestyle June 30, 2022 7:00 AM Imagine this if you will: Tomorrow, you read the news to find that sea levels are still rising as are food prices. Oh, and a world-ending asteroid is headed straight for Earth. As unlikely as an asteroid impact is right now, asteroids are very real and have changed the face of the Earth at least once. After all, it was an asteroid that singlehandedly wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, paving the way for the “Jurassic Park” films. […]

  NASA PUBLISHES THE RESULTS OF ITS INTENSE KILLER ASTEROID DRESS REHEARSAL MATT WILLIAMS AND UNIVERSE TODAY 6.13.2022 4:00 AM  The lessons learned could help avert real impacts in the near future or significantly limit the devastation one could cause. IN AND around our planet, there are thousands of comets and asteroids known as near-Earth objects (NEOs). Multiple space agencies and government affiliates are responsible for tracking them, especially those known as potentially hazardous asteroids (PHA). These objects are so-designated because they will cross Earth’s orbit and may even collide with it someday. Considering how impacts in the past have caused mass extinctions (like the Chicxulub impact event that […]