NASA spacecraft to hit asteroid in planetary defence test | Space News

In world’s first attempt to change the motion of an asteroid, scientists hope the method can prevent collisions with Earth. A NASA spacecraft is scheduled to slam into an asteroid, in an unprecedented test designed to prevent potentially devastating collisions with Earth. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft will hit the asteroid Dimorphos about … Read more

‘Planetary defence’: NASA targets asteroid in space collision | Space News

After NASA deliberately smashes a car-sized spacecraft into an asteroid next week, it will be up to the European Space Agency’s Hera mission to investigate the “crime scene” and uncover the secrets of these potentially devastating space rocks. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) aims to collide with the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos on Monday night, … Read more

US, Russia to resume space missions despite Ukraine war tensions | Space News

The joint flight comes after Russia recently said it would withdraw from the space station after 2024 amid tensions with the west over the Ukraine war. A US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are set to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian-operated flight despite soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington … Read more

Meteorite that fell on a Cotswolds driveway contains extra-terrestrial water

Extra-terrestrial water has been found in a British meteorite for the first time – and it closely resembles Earth’s oceans, scientists have confirmed. The Winchcombe meteorite landed on a driveway in Gloucestershire in February last year, and was found so soon after impact that researchers believe it is one of the most pristine ever discovered. … Read more