The mission, focused on the Didymos-Dimorphos binary asteroid system, proved that an asteroid’s orbit can be altered by kinetic impactor technology.
Space and ocean scientists take a splash course in multidisciplinary science to chart our solar system’s ocean worlds.
Infrared observations reveal that Jupiter’s upper atmosphere is much warmer than models predict. The discovery may be a clue to finding missing heat sources in other giant planets.
Image pairs indicate that 99% of the planet’s surface could be altered in the next 25 million years.
Analysis of a meteorite that fell in Costa Rica shows that its parent body may resemble the asteroid Bennu.
Each solar cycle might seem like the same old story, but one thing has changed significantly since the previous solar maximum–our technology.
After an exciting encounter with asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS-REx mission team looks forward to hitting pay dirt when a hefty sample of ancient planetesimal material is delivered to Earth next year.
Analysis of the Chassigny meteorite suggests the planet acquired most of its interior volatiles from meteorites, not from the solar nebula.
The Gaia mission’s asteroid survey will help dig deeper into the solar system’s rocky history.