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.
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.
NASA's Near Earth Object Program released a map showing asteroids that impacted Earth's atmosphere and burned up from 1994-2013. The count was 556, which is a far larger score than I can get at Asteroids.
The European Space Agency spacecraft Rosetta took detailed images of the asteroid Lutetia as it flew past the "deeply pockmarked, irregular rock" that is probably a left-over piece from the formation of the Solar System over 4.6 billion years ago.
We made an extremely simple and clear interface. Instead of adding more elements to work with, we prefer to remove as much as possible. The main goal was to improve the ergonomics of the control panel by reducing unnecessary movements and operations. It is all about using less, because less is more.