Dinosaurs struggled to survive long before asteroid hit

Dinosaurs struggled to survive for tens of millions of years before they finally went extinct, an event widely blamed on the environmental fallout from an asteroid strike, researchers have said.

Space lover? NASA's asking for your artwork to be sent to an asteroid!

Space lover? NASA's asking for your artwork to be sent to an asteroid!

This US mission includes collecting a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth for study and it will be the first of its kind.

People believe this asteroid could smash into Earth next month. What does NASA think? Read to find out

People believe this asteroid could smash into Earth next month. What does NASA think? Read to find out

Named 2013 TX68, the asteroid - 100-foot (30 meters) long - will pass close by Earth on March 5.

Asteroid 2013 TX68 to have 'close shave' with Earth on March 5

Asteroid 2013 TX68 to have 'close shave' with Earth on March 5

Asteroid 2013 TX68 was discovered by NASA in October 2013.

Small asteroid to visit Earth on March 5 without any impact

Small asteroid to visit Earth on March 5 without any impact

 A small asteroid that 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.

China names asteroid after Nobel laureate

Li Bin, head of the national health and family planning commission on Monday presented the certificate of the named asteroid to 85-year old pharmacologist.

Asteroid to say hello to Santa this Christmas eve

Asteroid to say hello to Santa this Christmas eve

NASA scientists have generated the highest-resolution images to date of an Asteroid that will safely fly past Earth on the Christmas eve at a distance of 11 million km.

Halloween flyby asteroid “Spooky” a dead comet?

Halloween flyby asteroid “Spooky” a dead comet?

The asteroid, known as 2015 TB145, was first spotted on October 10, 2015 by the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS), located on Hawaii's Mount Haleakala.

Huge asteroid to fly past Earth on Halloween, poses no threat: NASA

Huge asteroid to fly past Earth on Halloween, poses no threat: NASA

NASA scientists are gearing up to track the flyby of the asteroid with several optical observatories and the radar capabilities of the agency's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California.

Asteroid showers caused mass extinctions on Earth

Asteroid showers caused mass extinctions on Earth

Mass extinctions which occurred over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers, scientists report.

Doomsday is not near, NASA reassures amid collision rumours

Doomsday is not near, NASA reassures amid collision rumours

 A giant asteroid - around 2.5 kms in diameter - is heading towards Earth. An asteroid of its size has the potential to cause global devastation if it was to hit Earth, but NASA said the space rock poses no danger to us.

Asteroid impact, volcanoes led to mass extinction on Earth

Asteroid impact, volcanoes led to mass extinction on Earth

Geologists from the University of Berkeley have unearthed compelling evidence that an asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago accelerated the eruptions of volcanoes in Deccan Traps in west-central India for thousands of years.

'Hedgehog' robots will hop, tumble in microgravity

'Hedgehog' robots will hop, tumble in microgravity

Researchers have developed the prototypes of a 'hedgehog' robot that will explore small bodies, such as an asteroid or a comet, by hopping and tumbling on the surface instead of rolling on wheels.

NASA refutes claims of asteroid hitting Earth next month

NASA refutes claims of asteroid hitting Earth next month

The US space agency NASA has refuted claims of a giant asteroid hitting the Earth causing massive destruction next month.

Watch: How did dinosaurs become extinct?

Watch: How did dinosaurs become extinct?

Dinosaurs have always been a subject of great curiosity. All of us have been wondering what these mega creatures looked like roaming the Earth and how did they eventually got extinct.

NASA captures Earth flyby of 'space peanut'

NASA captures Earth flyby of 'space peanut'

 NASA scientists have captured a peanut-shaped asteroid that approached close to Earth last weekend. The next time an asteroid will approach Earth this close will be in 2054.

After Mars, ISRO plans possible mission to Venus

After Mars, ISRO plans possible mission to Venus

Following the success of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and the recent launch of five British satellites, India is planning possible 'deep space exploration' missions on Venus, Mars and even an asteroid.

Platinum-rich 'trillion dollar baby' asteroid worth $5 trillion whooshes past earth

Platinum-rich 'trillion dollar baby' asteroid worth $5 trillion whooshes past earth

Sunday night brought with it a celestial delight as an asteroid with a 90-million tonne platinum-core worth five trillion dollars hurtled past earth.

Asteroid worth $7 trillion to whizz past Earth: Watch the first images!

Asteroid worth $7 trillion to whizz past Earth: Watch the first images!

Tonight an asteroid is set to whizz past Earth. This particular one, called asteroid 2011 UW-158, which measures around 452 metres by 1,011 metres is thought to harbour an estimated $US5.4 trillion worth of platinum.

Asteroid UW-158 with platinum worth $5 trillion set to pass by Earth

Asteroid UW-158 with platinum worth $5 trillion set to pass by Earth

Stargazers are in for a treat as a huge asteroid is set to pass by the Earth at 11 p.m (London time) on Sunday.