asteroids

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine has warned that a killer asteroid could smash into the Earth within our lifetime, unless we do more to protect the planet. Speaking at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference in...

A football-sized asteroid – labeled 2018 GE3 – buzzed by Earth on April 16, 2018. (Texas A&M) Giant asteroids hurling their way towards Earth are harder to destroy than scientists...

An asteroid the size of Big Ben is currently hurtling towards our planet , NASA has warned. The space rock, dubbed 2013 MD8 will make a ‘close approach’ to our planet tomorrow afternoon, at which...

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the Milky Way is populated by an enormous number of objects. Our whole night sky is made up of evidence of that, every star you can see with your eye...

NASA has warned that an enormous asteroid the same size as a Jumbo Jet is currently hurtling towards our planet. The asteroid, dubbed 2019 BC3, will make a ‘close approach’ to Earth at around 17.59...

Earth is being struck by asteroids THREE times more often now than during the time of the dinosaurs 290 million years ago Astronomers dated meteor impacts on the surface of the moon for 1 billion years They...

Small asteroids can strike Earth with the force of many nuclear weapons and destroy entire cities. A small fraction of such asteroids is estimated to have been found, but NASA is supposed to find 90%...

The largest of the three is about 100 feet across. Three “huge” asteroids are expected to zip by the Earth this weekend, at a distance that is so cosmically close that some NASA administrators...

Three huge asteroids up to 100 feet wide will skim past Earth THIS WEEKEND, Nasa warns Nasa expects the asteroids to make ‘close approaches’ with Earth on Saturday  The largest of the trio,...

The pics are described as looking like something out of a horror movie set in space. The Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2 has been sending back stunning photographs from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu,...

For now, only one such ‘minimoon’ has been detected, but astronomers are convinced there could be many more lurking in Earth’s orbit. While you might think that the moon is our only natural...

Our new understanding of asteroids and meteorites could also help to protect Earth from future impacts of these objects. A new study has just been published which reveals how the vast majority of meteorites...

Asteroids large enough to wipe-out an entire city can still evade our tracking systems, leaving people with almost no time to evacuate, warns scientist Most asteroids large enough to destroy Earth have...

The asteroid Phaethon reflects light in a highly unusual way and astronomers think they know some of this reasons why this could be. Astronomers have been closely monitoring the near-Earth asteroid known...

Cape Canaveral, Florida: The US government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. The National Science and Technology...

US steps up plan to defend Earth from asteroid impacts: NASA joins White House and emergency officials in call for better detection and response to deadly cosmic objects Report released Wed calls for...