Asteroids

Asteroid ‘TX68’ to pass by Earth on March 5 at 9,000-17,000 km distance: NASA

An asteroid, named 'TX68', is expected to make its closest approach to Earth on March 5 will pass peacefully without disturbing our world at a distance of between 9,000-17,000 km, says NASA.

NASA starts new programme to protect Earth from asteroids

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.

Comet, asteroid showers caused earlier mass extinctions over the past 260 million years

A team of researchers has blamed comet and asteroid showers for the mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years.

Halloween asteroid to shave past Earth, astronomers say

A big asteroid is hurtling toward Earth and will shave past our planet on Halloween, but astronomers say there's no need to be spooked -- it's definitely not on a collision course.

‘Hazardous’ Giant asteroid to whizz past Earth on Oct 31, 2015: Nasa

A potentially hazardous giant asteroid with an 'extremely eccentric' orbit is set to fly past the Earth on October 31 at over 125,529 kilometres per hour, according to Nasa.

Asteroid 86666 to ‘swoosh’ past Earth this weekend, says NASA

NASA has announced that Asteroid 86666, a giant rock that has the potential to end life on the planet, will narrowly miss Earth this weekend.

Earth wrecked after asteroid hit, India volcanism, but ‘beaver’ thrived after dinosaurs died

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.

Double whammy for dinos: Deadly asteroid-volcano combo wiped them out

Death from above and below? As per a recent study volcanic activity may have also contributed to Cretaceous extinction...

Moon surface as fractured as is possible

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

No asteroid threatening to hit Earth next month: NASA

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.

US astronomer names asteroid after Malala

An asteroid discovered by a US astronomer has been named after Pakistan's teenage education activist and the world youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai...

US astronomer names asteroid after Malala

Huge asteroid to zoom past Earth at 37,000 kph

A massive 1,000-metre wide asteroid capable of wiping out an entire country is set to narrowly miss Earth...

Huge asteroid to zoom past Earth at 37,000 kph

World’s largest asteroid impact zone discovered in Australia

Scientists have discovered a 400 km-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite in central Australia which is the largest asteroid impact zone ever found on Earth.

World’s largest asteroid impact zone discovered in Australia

Asteroids make bizarre diamonds on Earth: Study

Asteroid impacts on Earth may give rise to rare, structurally bizarre diamonds on our planet...

Earth smashed by 556 fiery asteroids in last 20 years

Over 556 small asteroids smashed into the Earth over the last 20-years, NASA researchers have found...

Earth smashed by 556 fiery asteroids in last 20 years
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