A newly discovered asteroid is set to make a close approach to Earth on Thursday.
The asteroid, dubbed 2020 SW, is on track to pass Earth closer than the moons distance, and even closer than some geostationary satellites, according to EarthSky.
The space rock was first discovered on September 18 and is expected to pass, at its closest point, at an estimated 28,254km from Earth, or just 0.0735 lunar distances.
That is expected to occur over Australia or New Zealand on Thursday, September 24 ab…
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Mission OSIRIS-REx is set to unravel the rubbles of an asteroid. It’s a mission that is 16 years in the making.
The University of Arizona spearheaded a NASA mission that aims to nest a spacecraft into an asteroid. The goal is to land the spacecraft into the Bennu asteroid and collect loose rubble from the former in a span of 10 seconds.
The attempt will start on Oct. 20, 5 in the afternoon EDT. The mission is called OSIRIS-REx, and the goal is to collect at least two ounces of loose rubble from asteroid Bennu and then abort it and get back to planet Earth.
A mission that took years
Though the plan migh…
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The annual Orionid meteor shower will reach its climax Tuesday night into the early hours of Wednesday morning.
One of the best meteor showers of autumn is set to peak in the coming nights, providing skywatchers a great opportunity to spot some shooting stars ahead of the long, but frigid, winter nights that are right around the corner.
The annual Orionid meteor shower will reach its climax Tuesday night into the early hours of Wednesday morning, featuring around 20 meteors per hour across much of the globe. This averages out to a meteor every few minutes.
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