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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 14:20

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.

Asteroid to defend earth from stray rocks?

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 18:59

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

Reactivated NASA probe finds never-before-seen asteroid

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 15:24

NASA`s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) probe has found a never-before-seen asteroid - its first such discovery since it was brought out of hibernation last year.

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

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 18:37

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.

Newly discovered asteroid missed Earth but will return in 2032

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 08:57

A newly discovered asteroid made a "close" approach to Earth this week - at least in astronomical terms - and it is likely to come back around in 2032.

NASA discovers 10,000th near-Earth object

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 12:26

NASA has discovered the 10,000th near-Earth object (NEO) - a 1,000 feet (300 meters) wide asteroid named 2013 MZ5.

Asteroid to make close flyby of Earth on Saturday

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 18:07

An asteroid the size of a city block, will make its closest approach to Earth on Saturday, March 9th, less than 7 days after it was discovered, it has been revealed.

NASA to launch new mission to better estimate asteroid impact hazard

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 23:35

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