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`City-killer` asteroid heading towards Earth at `impossible` rate may wipe out planet

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 00:41

Asteroid 1950 DA is heading towards Earth at a very fast rate and the collision might end the life on the planet, it has been reported.

Huge asteroid set to wipe out life on Earth in 2880

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 13:44

A fast-spinning asteroid will pass close by earth in the year 2880 and an Armageddon-style blasting it into pieces may not be a good idea.

What`s holding `gravity-defying` near-Earth asteroid together revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 13:36

A new study has helped scientists uncover the forces that are keeping the near-Earth asteroid from breaking apart and potentially protecting Earth from a massive asteroid impact.

`One-of-a-kind` meteorite unveils violent past of Earth`s solar system

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 12:17

A volcanic meteorite recovered in Western Australia has helped researchers uncover the fierce past Earth`s solar system.

Giant asteroids wiped out life on early Earth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 18:18

Using a computer simulation model based on a moon crater, planetary scientists have revealed that early Earth is likely to have been hit by giant asteroids capable of killing off life and completely resurfacing the planet.

`Perfect sequence of events` behind dinosaurs extinction revealed

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:56

A new study has revealed that dinosaurs were killed by a series of changes in the climate and environment such as changing sea levels, varying temperatures and extensive volcanic activity that ultimately created a perfect storm.

Russian Meteorite explains mystery behind dinosaur extinction

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 20:52

A new study on Russian Chelyabinsk meteorite has shed a light on the long-standing debate about the source of the asteroid that impacted the Earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

NASA`s Curiosity Rover finds iron meteorites on Mars

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 14:51

In a significant finding, NASA`s Mars rover Curiosity has discovered its first meteorites on the red planet, which scientists have named `Lebanon` and its smaller companion `Lebanon B`.

NASA identifies third valid candidate for asteroid capture

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:55

NASA said Thursday it has identified an "odd, tiny asteroid" as a third valid candidate for its ambitious asteroid-capture mission.

Giant telescopes paired up to help capture near-earth asteroid images

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:58

Using Earth-based radar, NASA scientists have produced sharp views of a recently discovered asteroid as it flew past our planet.

1,000-feet wide `beast` asteroid to zoom past by Earth today

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 14:20

It is time to thank your stars. A 1,000-feet wide "beast" at a speed of 50,400 km per hour - that could wipe out an entire city - will zoom past by Earth within a range of a million miles today.

Hoax `asteroid to hit Earth` story posted on CNN

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 13:22

A hoax story `Giant asteroid possibly on collision course with Earth` was put up on CNN`s website which led people to believe that the report was true.