NASA gears up to deflect asteroid, in key test of planetary defense

Agence France Presse 09/23/2022

WASHINGTON — Bet the dinosaurs wish they’d thought of this. NASA on Monday will attempt a feat humanity has never before accomplished: deliberately smacking a spacecraft into an asteroid to slightly deflect its orbit, in a key test…

Asteroid named after Filipino neurosurgeon

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 02/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — An eight-kilometer-wide asteroid between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter was recently named after a Filipino neurosurgeon. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially named asteroid 1993 FN41 as 7431 Jettaguilar, in honor of Dr.…

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