Fly-by radar imaging shows tiny asteroid

Fly-by radar imaging shows tiny asteroid

Astronomers have obtained observations of the smallest asteroid ever characterised in detail – at 2m in diameter. Interestingly, the asteroid, named 2015 TC25, is also one of the brightest near-Earth asteroids ever discovered. This animation shows a time-lapse of how radar images were obtained of the tiny asteroid during its close fly-by. Dec 1, 2016
It’s five years since Curiosity left for Mars – here’s what it found

It’s five years since Curiosity left for Mars – here’s what it found

Curiosity launched on 26 November 2011. After landing on the Red Planet in 2012, it began to churn out discoveries about Mars’ history and present conditions. The mission has now been extended for at least two more years. It will spend the time climbing Mount Sharp on Mars to explore new areas of the planet. Nov 24, 2016
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