Tag Archives: Geminid

Spitzer Space Telescope Observations of Bennu

The OSIRIS-REx mission has the unique challenge of visiting asteroid Bennu, characterizing it at global and local scales, then selecting the best site on the asteroid surface to acquire a sample for return to Earth. In order to minimize the risk of exploring an unknown world, OSIRIS-REx has recruited some of the best asteroid astronomers […]

The Strange Life of Asteroid Phaethon – Source of the Geminid Meteors

Guest Blogger – Carl Hergenrother This weekend brings an opportunity to observe the Geminid meteor shower, one of the best and most interesting showers of the year. If the sky is clear where you live, this Saturday morning will provide one of the few nights when it’s almost guaranteed that you will be able to […]