Kategorie: Asteroiden & Co.

Hubble photographs two huge asteroids

The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged two of the largest known asteroids, revealing craters and other features that will soon be the targets of close-up observations by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. Hubble Images of Asteroids...

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Scientists find a solar-powered asteroid

An international research team led by Academy Research Fellow Mikko Kaasalainen from the University of Helsinki has found an asteroid whose rotation receives an extra kick from solar radiation. Asteroid 1862 Apollo’s diameter is...

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Schwarzer Diamant aus dem All?

Kohlschwarze Diamanten stammen nicht aus dem Schoß der Erde, sondern aus dem Weltraum. Diese Vermutung bekräftigen neue Messungen amerikanischer Geowissenschaftler. In vielerlei Hinsicht ähnelt die Zusammensetzung der “Carbonados” demnach der von Diamanten, wie sie...

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Ruby from a red giant

A speck of crystal that fell to Earth in a meteorite has been traced back to a red-giant star.It’s not the same as having a sample return mission to, say, Aldebaran, but it’s still...

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Organic Material Found in an Ancient Meteorite

NASA researchers have discovered organic material inside a meteorite that recently fell in Canada’s Tagish Lake. The meteorite is especially valuable because scientists collected it shortly after it crashed in 2000, ensuring it wasn’t...

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