NASA has started a new programme called the Planetary Defence Coordination Office (PDCO) which will coordinate the space agency's efforts to detect and track near-Earth objects (NEOs), a media report said.
Earth had been wrecked in the great extinction. An asteroid impact in Mexico compounded by colossal volcanism in India 66 million years ago had killed about three-quarters of Earth's species including the dinosaurs.
As per a new study, the far side of the moon is as fractured as possible. Scientists believe that about 4 billion years ago, the moon took a severe beating, as an army of asteroids pelted its surface, carving out craters and
NASA has rubbished claims that a devastating asteroid will hit Earth sometime between September 15 and 28, saying there is not one shred of evidence of any celestial object impacting our planet next month.