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Asteroid crash 290 mn years ago may have led Russian meteor on collision course with Earth

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:09

After the unfortunate Russian meteor strike last year, scientists have constantly been trying to unfold the mechanisms behind the second largest asteroid airburst in human history. In a recent study, researchers have said that the meteorite that rocked Russia last year could have been sent on the collision course with Earth after it crashed into another asteroid as long as 290 million years ago.

Near-Earth asteroid is actually a comet

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 14:13

The third largest near-Earth object - believed for 30 years to be an asteroid - is actually a comet, a new study has found.

Near-earth Asteroid 2003 DZ15 to pass earth Monday night

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 09:21

This coming Monday, the 152 metre asteroid 2003 DZ15 will make a pass by our planet Earth. This asteroid is huge but miniscule as that compared to that big one which flew by earth last month.

Asteroid 2014 DA14 to pass by Earth

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2013, 15:00

Asteroid 2012 DA14 made its rendezvous with Earth on Saturday at 12.55 am (IST) when it shot past in south-north direction above Earth.