Massive asteroid not a threat to earth: NASA
Massive asteroid not a threat to earth: NASA

A massive asteroid discovered by Russian researchers is not a threat to the Earth, NASA has confirmed.

Japan's asteroid explorer 'Hayabusa2' successfully completes critical operation phase

Japan's asteroid explorer 'Hayabusa2' has successfully completed the critical operation phase, it has been reported.

NASA's Orion splashes down in Pacific Ocean after successful test flight
NASA's Orion splashes down in Pacific Ocean after successful test flight

NASA's new deep space capsule Orion made a safe splashdown in the Pacific Ocean after a dramatic test flight on Friday, ushering in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.

Japan's asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2 sets off on six-year round trip journey
Japan's asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2 sets off on six-year round trip journey

Japan on Wednesday launched its second-generation asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2, kicking off the country's second mission to collect asteroid samples that scientists hope will help unveil the origins of life.

Bad weather delays Japanese asteroid probe

Japan's space agency has delayed the Saturday launch of the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft - set to land on a carbon-rich asteroid named 1999 JU3 - due to bad weather.

Suspected asteroid blast in Northern China
Suspected asteroid blast in Northern China

A suspected asteroid blast was recorded on November 5, 2014, by a surveillance camera installed at Xilinhot South expressway toll station of Inner Mongolia, Northern China.

Asteroid with a comet like tail found

 An active asteroid in our solar system's main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, has a comet like tail, a research says.

Asteroid's shape and size determined for first time
Asteroid's shape and size determined for first time

Volunteer astronomers in the US have determined for the first time the shape and size of the double asteroid Patroclus-Menoetius that passed directly in front of a star Oct 20.

Dark matter may be more massive than previously thought

A new study has revealed that no evidence has been found that dark matter is made of tiny exotic particles, and it might be more massive.

Glancing blow impact created 'Rheasilvia basin' on 'Vesta's' south pole
Glancing blow impact created 'Rheasilvia basin' on 'Vesta's' south pole

Scientists have revealed that the deep grooves that circled the asteroid 'Vesta's' equator like a cosmic belt were probably caused by a 'glancing blow' impact on 'Vesta's' south pole.

Astronomers found 'grooves' on dark side of Lutetia

Astronomers recently observed "grooves" on the dark side of Lutetia, an asteroid encountered by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft that provides evidence of a large impact crater on the asteroid.

'Man in the moon' basin possibly created by volcano, not asteroid
'Man in the moon' basin possibly created by volcano, not asteroid

In a new study, scientists have found that it may have been a volcanic plume, and not an asteroid, that created the moon's largest 'man in the moon' basin.

NASA mission to take sample from Earth-bound asteroid
NASA mission to take sample from Earth-bound asteroid

The US space agency has approved to launch a $800 mission in 2016 to return sample from an asteroid that may collide with the Earth in the 21st century.

Meteorite-hit near Nicaraguan capital likely was asteroid piece
Meteorite-hit near Nicaraguan capital likely was asteroid piece

A meteorite that left a crater near the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital Managua may have been part of the asteroid, 60-feet in size, that flew past Earth last weekend.

 'House' sized asteroid passes close to Earth
'House' sized asteroid passes close to Earth

NASA has reported that a 60-feet asteroid about the size of a normal house sailed past Earth Sunday.

Earth set for close encounter with asteroid 2014 RC
Earth set for close encounter with asteroid 2014 RC

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Washington: NASA has announced that a small asteroid, called 2014 RC, will safely pass very close to Earth on Sunday. Astronomers have estimated that the asteroid is about 60 feet (20 metres) in size .

2016 NASA asteroid mission awaits your messages

NASA has invited the public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft to be launched in 2016 for an asteroid study.

Witness cosmic double play of Neptune, 'Dodgeball' Asteroid tonight
Witness cosmic double play of Neptune, 'Dodgeball' Asteroid tonight

Astronomers can enjoy a cosmic double play of Neptune and 'Dodgeball' Asteroid tonight.

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

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

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.