Asteroid Current Affairs, GK & News

Earth Trojan Asteroid

The Trojan asteroids are those asteroids that share a common orbit with a planet in the solar system. These rocks circle the same star as that of the planet in the same path. So far only one Trojan asteroid was known to revolve in earth’s orbit. It was called 2010 TK7. Recently astronomers have found ..

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Asteroid 1994 PC1

The asteroid 1994 PC1 is to pass by earth on January 18, 2022. It will pass by at a distance of 1.2 million miles. This is five times the distance between moon and the earth. Therefore, the asteroid will not cause any harm to the earth. It is also known by the name “7482”. Its ..

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NASA’s Lucy Mission- Key Facts

American Space Agency, NASA, is set to send its first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Key Points Spacecraft will be launched from “Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida” on October 16, 2021. This spacecraft would obtain new insights into the formation of solar system 4.5 billion years ago. The spacecraft has been named as ..

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Asteroid 16 Psyche

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA has found that 16 Psyche asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter is made of rare metals such as gold, cobalt, platinum, rhenium and iridium. The total worth of the precious metals in the asteroid has been estimated as 10,000 Quadrillion USD by NASA scientists. Highlights According to the ..

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China: World’s First Asteroid Mining Robot to be launched

China is set to launch the first asteroid mining robot in the world by November 2020. The main objective of the mission is to assess capabilities of robots in asteroid mining. The robot will identify and extract valuable resources. Highlights The robot to be sent has been named “Asteroid Mining Robot”. It is to be ..

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