asteroids

Earth could be about to get a new moon – but experts have been left baffled at what the mystery object actually is. An object known as 2020 SO is heading towards Earth and from October it will be a "mini-moon",...

An asteroid the size of one which wreaked havoc in Russia is set to make a close approach with Earth on September 1. Labelled asteroid 2011 ES4 by NASA, it measures 22m to 49m in diameter and has been...

A new scientific paper is suggesting the great interstellar asteroid Oumuamua may be a form of alien technology gone rogue. Oumuamua has been shrouded in mystery since it entered the solar system several...

The preacher who believes the events of 2020 are a sign of the end times has developed a new app for doomsday believers to follow the apocalypse as it unfolds. Pastor Paul Begley, who has more than 330,000...

Dive right in! Like the weather, the Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is a scorcher An asteroid will soon come closer to Earth than the moon, and a doomsday preacher is warning it could be an "apocalyptic...

Asteroids Ryugu and Bennu that both orbit between Earth and Mars may be chunks of the same giant space rock that was smashed apart in a collision Mathematical modelling suggests a possible relationship...

Called Dart (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), the craft will approach Didymos using a solar-powered propulsion then generate thrust from xenon gas to reach the collision speed. Scientists say the need...

An enormous asteroid is set to fly past Earth next month, NASA has revealed. The asteroid, dubbed 52768 (1998 OR2), is estimated to be 1.8-4.1 kilometres in diameter. At the higher end of that estimate,...

Incredible footage appearing to show an asteroid plummeting from the sky before crashing behind a huge volcano has gone viral online. The video shows the silhouette of Mount Merapi in Indonesia on February...

A huge asteroid is set to whizz past our planet today, NASA has revealed. The asteroid, dubbed 2020 BR10, is set to fly past Earth at around 14:55 GMT today, according to the space agency. NASA predicts...

An enormous asteroid is set to skim past Earth tonight, NASA has revealed. The asteroid, dubbed 2020 BD9, is estimated to measure 29 – 65 metres in diameter. At the higher end of that estimate, it...

NASA has tracked two asteroids around the size of the Blackpool Tower as they hurtled towards Earth. Space scientists kept a close eye on the two cosmic close calls as the space rocks rocketed past our...

The image shows Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and storms in the gas giant’s southern hemisphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill) Jupiter is being accused of actively...

Three huge asteroids are set to zip past Earth this evening, NASA has revealed. According to the space agency, the first passing (asteroid 2019 YR3) will be at 17:39 GMT, with the next two shortly after...

This Christmas morning, Santa could be joined in the sky by a huge asteroid , NASA has revealed. An asteroid dubbed 2019 YB1 is set to skim past Earth on Christmas Day at around 11:41 GMT, according...

An international team has suggested asteroids striking Earth may have sparked the growth of life after the so-called "essential building blocks of life" were found inside space rocks. Scientists...