Near-Earth Object program

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

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.

Jun 08, 2014, 14:20 PM IST

NASA increases odds of killer 1,300-foot-wide asteroid`s chances of hitting Earth in 2032

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has reportedly revealed that the chances of the 1,300-foot-wide asteroid impacting Earth have increased following ongoing investigations.

Oct 25, 2013, 18:37 PM IST

NASA identifies three asteroids for potential capture

The US space agency has narrowed its hunt for an asteroid to capture to three, NASA said.

Sep 13, 2013, 18:35 PM IST

NASA to launch new mission to better estimate asteroid impact hazard

NASA is planning to launch a new mission in 2016 to find potentially hazardous asteroids and predict their impact threat to Earth.

Feb 08, 2013, 23:35 PM IST