Hayabusa2 Touches Down on Distant Asteroid

A Japanese probe Hayabusa 2, has touched down on an asteroid more than 300 million km from Earth on a mission to seek clues about the origins of life, Japan’s space agency said.

Chinese Scientists Call For Int’l Cooperation Against Asteroid Threat

Chinese scientists have called for international cooperation in space exploration to reduce the risk of near-Earth objects.

China Plans To Bring An Asteroid Down To Earth

Chinese scientists have proposed an ambitious plan to take over a small near-Earth asteroid and transport it to Earth.

Asteroid May Help Explain How Life Started on Earth

Director of the NSF-NASA Center for Chemical Evolution at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Nicholas Hud, has stated that finding molecules in asteroids provides the strongest evidence that such compounds were present on the Earth before life formed.

Scientists to Drill into Asteroid Impact in Mexico where Dinosaur-Destroying Asteroid Crashed

Scientists are preparing to drill into the massive Chicxulub impact crater off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where an asteroid six miles (9.6km) wide crashed into Earth 66m years ago.

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