astronomy

Stargazers rejoice, the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak later this week, and this year’s sky show is particularly spectacular.

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See what the view of the Geminid meteor shower will be like near where you live across the Indo-Pacific.

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will allow scientists to put asteroid Bennu under the microscope and perhaps answer questions about the origins of life on Earth.

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With NASA announcing an asteroid is on a possible collision course with Earth 23 years from now, 360info looks at the planet’s early warning systems.

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Spurred by a near miss, the world built an alert system to detect asteroids heading for Earth. But it’s not clear who would decide what to do next.

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Even with millions in funding and super high-tech equipment, the world’s space agencies need a helping hand from people at home.

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Using a spacecraft to knock an asteroid off a collision course is the best planetary defence we have. But it will take complex calculations, and plenty of time.

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A large asteroid or comet on track for Earth would be a global threat. It would require national and international efforts to stop it.

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