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.