'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.

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

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

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

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

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.

NASA`s Curiosity Rover finds iron meteorites on Mars

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

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

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

NASA to land astronauts on asteroids by 2020s

The US space agency, NASA, says it plans to send astronauts into space to land on an asteroid in 2020s.

Earth `overdue` for killer asteroid hit

A new study has warned that Earth has been "overdue" for potential major impact of a `killer` asteroid.

Large-scale asteroids hit Earth 3 to 10 times more than earlier revealed

Three former astronauts have claimed that they have evidence that remote parts of the Earth have endured 3 to 10 times more large-scale asteroid strikes than it has been ever revealed.

`Asteroid impact stored proof of life in glasses on earth`

Whenever an asteroid or a comet hit the earth in the past, the impact melted tonnes of soil and rock, some of which formed glass as it cooled. Now, a thrilling discovery has found that these impact glasses stored the signatures of ancient life at the time of the impact.