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Scientists found the building blocks of life on an asteroid

March 15th, 2022

Scientists have revealed the results of studies on samples taken from the asteroid Ryugu. Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission collected the samples in 2018 and 2019 (via The results include a breakdown of what the asteroid is made of. Additionally, the results showed that asteroids like Ryugu could have helped bring the seeds of life …

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NASA is tracking a 1,000-foot-tall asteroid that’s headed towards Earth

November 11th, 2021

NASA scientists have issued a warning about a “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid” (PHA) that will fly close to earth in mid-December. The asteroid is larger than 90 percent of asteroids, according to Daily Record, but still smaller than some of the larger reported asteroids. Thankfully, the asteroid won’t come close enough to our planet to do …

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NASA’s asteroid-hunting spacecraft is finally taking shape

March 30th, 2021

It was only 5 years ago that NASA launched its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on a mission to visit the space rock known as Bennu. Bennu is a large rocky asteroid that served as a great subject for study, and NASA’s trusty probe not only mapped its surface and made a bunch of observations, but also performed …