Storm Area 51: US Air Force gives warning against breaking into top-secret base to 'see them aliens'

Ryugu and other asteroids of the common "C-class" consist of more porous material than was previously thought. Small fragments of their material are therefore too fragile to survive entry into the atmosphere in the event of a collision with Earth. This has revealed the long-suspected cause of the deficit of this meteorite type in finds on Earth. Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) have come to this conclusion in a scientific paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy. The results are based on high-resolution measurements of the surface temperature with the DLR radiometer MARA on board the German-French Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) lander. On 3 October 2018, as part of the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission, MASCOT descended onto the almost one-kilometre-diameter asteroid Ryugu and sent spectacular images and physical measurements from the surface back to Earth.

Storm Area 51: US Air Force gives warning against breaking into top-secret base to 'see them aliens'

'Any attempt to illegally access the area is highly discouraged'

Thu 18 Jul 19 from The Independent

Small fragments of carbon-rich asteroids too fragile to survive atmospheric entry

Ryugu and other asteroids of the common "C-class" consist of more porous material than was previously thought. Small fragments of their material are therefore too fragile to survive entry into ...

Tue 16 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Lunar eclipse to arrive alongside Apollo 11 Moon landing anniversary as sky goes dark in rare sight

Event comes 50 years to the day after humanity set out for the lunar surface

Mon 15 Jul 19 from The Independent

Storm Area 51: More than a million people sign up on Facebook to break into top-secret facility despite US military warnings

Event is growing by hundreds of thousands of people each day

Mon 15 Jul 19 from The Independent

Storm Area 51: Are alien-hunters really planning to 'raid' the US military base?

'We would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area'

Mon 15 Jul 19 from The Independent

Hayabusa 2 lands on distant asteroid and collects another sample

Japan's spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has again successfully landed on a distant asteroid and completed its mission of collecting underground samples

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Newscientist

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