How 'burning' asteroids dispatch shooting stars to Earth

How 'burning' asteroids dispatch shooting stars to Earth

This study suggests that the parent objects were completely destroyed when they came too close to the Sun - leaving behind streams of meteors but no parent NEOs.

NASA programme to protect Earth from asteroids

NASA programme to protect Earth from asteroids

NASA, however, said that it has an asteroid impact and deflection mission concept in the works with the European Space Agency.

New NASA missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020

New NASA missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020

In its quest to explore Venus, near-earth objects and bizarre metal asteroids, the US space agency has zeroed on five key science investigations among 27 proposals through its ambitious Discovery programme.

NASA's asteroid mission passes critical milestone

NASA's asteroid mission passes critical milestone

NASA's ground-breaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition.

Space agencies gearing up against future asteroid strikes

With a mandate from the UN, space agencies from all over the world are about to establish a high-level group to help coordinate global response should a threatening asteroid ever be found heading towards Earth.

U.N. approves network to monitor near-Earth objects

The U.N. General Assembly has reportedly set up an international network to monitor near-Earth objects and alter their trajectories to prevent impact.

Radar images of Near-Earth Asteroid 2005 WK4 captured by NASA

The images of the asteroid were taken on August 8th, 2013 using 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, CA.

Scientists propose nuking dangerous asteroids to save Earth

: Scientists have suggested that an intercept mission to blow apart dangerous Near-Earth Objects, such as asteroids, by nuking them may be a feasible option to save the planet.

NASA unable to monitor hazardous asteroids

A program set up by NASA to monitor "near-Earth objects" (NEO) a decade and a half ago has so far been able to track less than 10,000, which means that the vast majority of the asteroids are still hidden.

How NASA can detect near-Earth objects that pose hazard

A new report from the National Research Council in the US has laid out options NASA could follow to detect more near-Earth objects.