Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, a team of scientists has obtained the most detailed observations yet of the asteroid 216 Kleopatra –aka the dog-bone asteroid – an asteroid with two tiny moons shaped like a dog bone.
One of the most mysterious celestial objects in the night sky, known as 1991 VG, set to pass Earth in summer 2017.
Earlier this month, the news about a small asteroid coming close to Earth has caused controversy among the astronomical community.
Two years ago, a small asteroid, named 2013 TX68, flew pass Earth at a safe distance of about 2 million km (1.3 million miles) and now it will pass even closer to our planet next month, on March 5, 2016, but this time nobody is certain just how close.
When planets are destroyed they form an asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter there is an asteroid belt… was there a secret planet there?
A newly discovered asteroid, 2015 TB145 as it called, is set to fly by Earth on October 31, 2015 and should be visible (using a telescope of a decent size) moving in front of the stars.
For the last few months, many blogs and web publications are baseless saying that a devastating asteroid will hit Earth and cause massive destruction next month, some time between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015.
On October 12, 2017, the asteroid 2012 TC4 is expected to pass dangerously close to Earth. The exact distance of its closest approach is uncertain as well as the estimated size of the asteroid ramain unknown ~ it vary from 40 feet to 130 feet across, it could be as large as 40m wide – just under the height of Statue of Liberty.
According to a report, a 1,000 m wide huge asteroid could pass past earth on Friday. Currently, the asteroid has been travelling at a speed more than 23,000 mph in space. Reports stated that if the mammoth asteroid, 2014-YB35, hit earth it could destroy a country and pose threat to the planet.
An asteroid, called 2004 BL86, will sweep safely past Earth on January 26, 2015. The flyby is notable because 2004 BL86 will be the closest of any known space rock this large until asteroid 1999 AN10 flies past Earth in 2027. This asteroid is estimated from its reflected brightness to be about 500 meters in diameter (about a third of a mile, or 0.5 km).
His route is similar to the trajectory of the Chelyabinsk meteorite. He flies by planet, Venus and Mars, and is a real danger for the inhabitants of the earth.
The asteroid was recorded robotic telescope “Master” at a time when he flew past the planet Earth at a distance of approximately 1.496 million kilometers.
Scientists have brought it to the list of potentially dangerous for mankind celestial bodies.