#Asteroids

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NASA's planetary defense mission will test asteroid deflection, but how realistic is it?

NASA's DART mission mimics what scientists would do if an asteroid were headed toward Earth, but there are a few differences compared to defense against a real asteroid impact.

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A NASA spacecraft is poised to snag the largest sample of rocks from an asteroid ever

On October 19th, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to grab a large sample of rocks from an asteroid named Bennu, with the goal of returning the material back to Earth in 2023.

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$700 Quintillion Metal Asteroid Is Likely Former Planet Core

16 Psyche, an asteroid made up of 95% metals, is estimated to be worth $700 quintillion, and may even be the former core of a protoplanet.

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Watch something bash Jupiter, causing an explosion seen from Earth - CNET

Two amateur astronomers separately capture a continent-size blast emanating from the massive planet.