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Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2023-02-15 08:22 UTC

Summary 2023 CX1 was the seventh object to be detected before impacting the Earth. The meteoroid was discovered at Konkoly Observatory (Hungary) on 12 February 2023 and impacted the atmosphere over...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2022-09-27 15:38 UTC

NEOCC has managed a network of observatories to observe the result of the interplanetary collision

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-04 14:05 UTC

It is widely acknowledged that NEO science is intriguing and often goes against common sense. A clear understanding of the meaning and importance of any text concerning near-Earth objects, their...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 15:15 UTC

The number of known Near-Earth Asteroids has just overcome 10,000 units! This result represents an important achievement if one thinks that over the one hundred years between 1898 (when the first...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2024-01-22 17:10 UTC

The Planetary Defence community has detected the eighth asteroid impactor

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 11:37 UTC

While the sky becomes more and more continuously scanned by ground and space-based NEO surveys, discovering objects in unusual orbital configurations represents the new frontier. Their dynamics...

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Date/Time: 2019-06-04 13:27 UTC

Fireballs and bright meteors are small-sized NEOs, typically centimetres to metres in diameter, that collide with the Earth. They are sufficiently small to disintegrate almost completely in the...

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Date/Time: 2019-12-23 09:07 UTC

Hera will show us things we have never seen before. Astrophysicist and Queen guitarist Brian May tells in the next video the story of the ESA mission that would be humanity's first-ever spacecraft...

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Date/Time: 2019-06-20 23:28 UTC

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Date/Time: 2019-08-08 09:31 UTC

The Torino scale is a function of the impact energy and probability of the event, with no reference to the time of impact. In the Palermo scale, the risk posed by a possible impactor is compared to...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 08:46 UTC

A team of European astronomers has found a previously unknown comet, detected as a tiny blob of light orbiting our Sun deep in the Solar System.

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2024-03-19 09:46 UTC

The tools are briefly introduced in the ESA asteroid toolkit: how to guide. However, to learn more about some of the tools and how to use them effectively, please refer to the videos provided...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 11:38 UTC

The data gathered by the US WISE mission have been released as public domain on 14 March 2012. This release provides improved calibration and processing algorithms.

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 10:51 UTC

In the last observing slot the TOTAS survey found another NEO. This is the fifth NEO found in about 300 hours of survey time, which is a good result considering the field of view of the telescope....

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2022-03-29 14:23 UTC

Large NEA steadily going out of the long-term risk list

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 08:51 UTC

Today the NEO Coordination Centre (NEOCC) celebrates its first year of activities. On 22 May 2013 the Centre was formally inaugurated at ESRIN by Thomas Reiter, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight...

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Date/Time: 2019-06-06 10:41 UTC

At approximately 09:30 UT on 14 April 2018 the Catalina Sky Survey, in Arizona, discovered a bright magnitude 15 object moving at a sky speed of 10" per minute, in the constellation Libra. ...

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Date/Time: 2019-12-23 10:09 UTC

If you check our current risk list, you will notice that a significant number of objects in the top positions are extremely “old”, discovered in the first decade of the century.

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Date/Time: 2020-07-16 06:46 UTC

Close Approach Fact Sheet for asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2

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Date/Time: 2019-06-20 23:27 UTC

Introduction The European Space Agency (herein the “Agency” or “ESA”) is an intergovernmental organisation established by its Convention opened for signature in Paris on 30 May 1975 having its...