NEW YORK: Rock legend Freddie Mercury’s legacy is living on as an asteroid, named after him on what would have been the Queen singer’s 70th birthday.
MIAMI: The idea for a device that could unveil the origins of life in our solar system began with a Solo cup.
TOKYO: A Japanese space probe successfully entered “target orbit” and is on its way to rendezvousing with a far away asteroid, in a quest to study the origin of the solar system, authorities said Monday.
MUMBAI: It was a combination of calamities – an asteroid strike followed by vast volcanic eruptions half a world away – that doomed the dinosaurs and many other creatures 66 million years ago.
WASHINGTON: The world can breathe easy. A giant asteroid is not hurtling towards Earth about to wipe out much of the Americas, NASA has felt compelled to explain following a swirl of online rumors.
TOKYO: Japanese space scientists are on the hunt for a new name for an asteroid that may contain the secret of life, with a public competition beginning Wednesday.
An asteroid with Platinum core passed by Earth over the weekend, media reports said.
VIENNA: First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a “dwarf planet” with some traits of a moon — the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes.
Thanks to NASA’s Amy Manizer, Malala Yousafzai now has an asteroid to her name!