Dinosaur-killer asteroid nearly wiped out mammals too
Dinosaur-killer asteroid nearly wiped out mammals too

Many mammals came perilously close to extinction when a massive asteroid hit the earth 66 million years ago, says a study, adding that if a few lucky species did not make it through then mammals may have gone the way of the dinosaurs.

Rosetta suggests Earth`s water came from asteroids, not comets
Rosetta suggests Earth`s water came from asteroids, not comets

Water on Earth is more likely to have come from asteroids that hit our planet billions of years ago than comets, European researchers said on Wednesday.

 'Asteroid day' announced to spread global awareness about killer asteroids
'Asteroid day' announced to spread global awareness about killer asteroids

To spread awareness and educate the world about asteroids, scientists recently announced "Asteroid Day". Along with it, a 100x Declaration was also released to protect the future of Earth from asteroid impacts .

Russian scientists plan project to detect space threats
Russian scientists plan project to detect space threats

Russian scientists plan to create a space observatory which can spot asteroids measuring over 50 metres at a distance of one astronomical unit and other space objects a decametre in size, similar to the Chelyabinsk meteorite, in the near Earth orbits.

Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off
Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.

Asteroid made bizarre diamonds on earth: Study

Scientists have long argued about the existence of a form of diamond called lonsdaleite associated with impacts by meteorites and asteroids.

Earth hit by 556 fiery asteroids in last 20 years: NASA

A new NASA map has revealed that over 556 asteroids smashed into the atmosphere over a 20-year period between 1994 and 2013, suggesting that space rocks are slamming into the Earth's atmosphere at a higher rate than previously thought.

NASA's Orion spacecraft complete, ready for first test flight
NASA's Orion spacecraft complete, ready for first test flight

The US space agency, NASA on Thursday put the finishing touches on its Orion spacecraft designed to take humans into deep space.

NASA's hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short: Report
NASA's hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short: Report

NASA won`t meet a congressionally ordered goal to find 90 percent of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet (140 meters) in diameter, the agency’s Inspector General said on Monday.

400 asteroids could destroy life in next century: NASA
400 asteroids could destroy life in next century: NASA

 'Life on Earth' as we know it may be destroyed within a century. Scientists now believe that life on earth could get destroyed with impacts from around 400 asteroids between 2017 and 2113, as per a new data revealed by NASA.

Astronomers witness 'terrestrial planets forming' asteroids smashup
Astronomers witness 'terrestrial planets forming' asteroids smashup

Astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, which is possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids that eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.

Giant asteroids` `smashing impact` helped evolution on Earth

A new study has found that giant asteroids` smashing the Earth`s surface around 4 to 4.5 billion years ago, actually helped in its growth.

Now you can print your own 3D models of probes, asteroids with NASA

NASA has released STL files that would allow people to make their own 3D models of space probes, asteroids and the surface of the moon.

NASA does not have enough money for big rockets: Report

A federal audit report said that the US space agency, NASA, does not have enough money for launching big rockets and that its new $12 billion rocket program may not be launched by the end of 2017 as planned.

Asteroids key to future Mars missions: NASA

Near-earth asteroids provide a unique opportunity to test the new technologies and capabilities we need for future human missions to Mars, NASA has said.

Now, board an asteroid and reach Mars!

If you have missed on playing Angry Birds Space, no worries. Just wait for the new version of the famous mobile game that would send you to NASA`s next target - asteroids - and eventually to Mars.

Asteroid to defend earth from stray rocks?

Scientists are planning to park an asteroid near the earth in the space to shield our planet from stray asteroids.

`Dark matter could send asteroids crashing into earth`

Researchers have said that dark matter could disturb orbits of comets in the outer solar system, and hurl them inward.

5 facts about meteors that you might not know

A meteor basically refers to a bright trail of light that appears in the dark sky when a tiny chunk of space debris heats up and burns due to friction caused by the earth’s atmosphere.

Regolith of small asteroids are formed by thermal fatigue

Researchers have revealed that the centimeter-sized fragments and smaller particles that make up the regolith - the layer of loose, unconsolidated rock and dust - of small asteroids is formed by temperature cycling that breaks down rock in a process called thermal fatigue.