Something for the kids
While the grown-ups wait for Asteroid Day, and try desperately to get through never ending lockdown and school closures, how about something for the kids? We love ESA Kids! It tells us about Asteroids in simple language (so we know how to explain it to our kids, nieces and nephews, grandchildren…) and brings up the dinosaurs (let’s face it, dinosaurs get
Have a nice weekend, with Asteroid Day
Have a nice weekend and check out some of the events happening for Asteroid Day
Are all Asteroids lumps of rock?
So here we are, sharing some more about the fascinating world of Asteroids. Today, we turn to the experts at ESA to tell us more about how Asteroids are built. What? You thought they were all just big lumps of rock? Think again! Have a look at this “Structure and composition of asteroids” to get you started. The NEOROCKERS can tell you
How to make a NEOROCKS?
Our infographic below gives you a quick overview of the key features that make NEOROCKS unique. Have a look! Follow us in the next weeks for a focus on each ingredient and to get to know all the NEOROCKERS.
Asteroid 1998 OR2 safely passing earth TODAY!
An asteroid over 1 mile (2km) wide passes relatively close to Earth, today April 29 2020. While Asteroid 1998 OR2 is considered a "close approach" by astronomers, it it still very far away: The asteroid will come to about 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometres) away, passing more than 16 times farther away than the Moon. The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico
Ever wondered how to build your own asteroid?
Thanks to the kit prepared by the NeoShield project and available also thorough the Asteroid Day website, you can build your own World with a matching Asteroid. If you want to spend some time crafting at home while thinking about Space, you just need paper, scissors and a printer
A film to discover asteroids
Thanks to the Asteroid Day team that shared this educational film on asteroids made available by the California Academy of Science! A way to learn more about the context in which NEROCKS operates. You can learn more about the film here The team of European expert astronomers within NEOROCKS will perform high-quality physical observations of newly discovered NEOs, and will investigate the
Let’s learn about asteroids!
While waiting for our project to deliver its first results, why not getting acquainted to the characters that we will encounter along the way? Let’s get started with a short ESA (European Space Agency) video that in only 90 seconds introduces you to the leading actors of our tale and the object of research in our NEOROCKS project: the Near Earth