Researchers have discovered that a rapidly spinning asteroid is actually a pile of rubble held together by Van der Waals forces. This may change how we approach defending against asteroids in the future.
On February 15th 2013, over 1,000 people were injured when a meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Scientists are now saying that ‘the odds of asteroid impacts are much higher than people realize.’
Centaurs are small celestial bodies found between the orbits of Jupiter and Neptune. Their true nature has been a great mystery to astrophysicists, but NASA’s WISE may finally have determined that they are comets.