Asteroid 2010 TD54 will fly by the Earth on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, and will pass at a distance of only about 46,000 kilometers (28,500 miles) from our planet’s surface.
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The Hayabusa spacecraft, which traveled to the asteroid Itokawa, is expected to land in Australia on Sunday, June 13, 2010. The Japanese space agency is hoping it will return a valuable collection of data and actual samples from the asteroid.
Animal Number DOB Gender Breed Date-moved-in
IE161289240602 04/02/2010 M AAX 20/07/2011
IE141424420333 13/01/2010 M LMX 21/09/2010
IE152346792545 19/01/2007 F LMX 20/08/2010
IE141665860266 26/04/2008 M CHX 18/10/2010
IE151665770597 27/04/2010 F AA 11/0
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceNASA is launching a worldwide contest to name an asteroid for a future U.S. mission called OSIRIS-REx. Students have the opportunity to name the asteroid this spacecraft will travel to and then return samples back to Earth.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceAn inventive plan by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student would spray paintball pellets onto a large asteroid that is headed toward a collision with Earth. Such a plan, according to its designer, would avert a pending collision with the asteroid by forcing it off course and away from our planet.
Astronomers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Tennessee used a Hawaiian telescope to observe ice on asteroid 24 Themis. This is the first time that ice has been found on an asteroid, and indicates where we got some of our water here on Earth--and possibly even our life.