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Giant asteroids wiped out life on early Earth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 18:18

Using a computer simulation model based on a moon crater, planetary scientists have revealed that early Earth is likely to have been hit by giant asteroids capable of killing off life and completely resurfacing the planet.

`Perfect sequence of events` behind dinosaurs extinction revealed

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:56

A new study has revealed that dinosaurs were killed by a series of changes in the climate and environment such as changing sea levels, varying temperatures and extensive volcanic activity that ultimately created a perfect storm.

Russian Meteorite explains mystery behind dinosaur extinction

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 20:52

A new study on Russian Chelyabinsk meteorite has shed a light on the long-standing debate about the source of the asteroid that impacted the Earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

NASA`s Curiosity Rover finds iron meteorites on Mars

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 14:51

In a significant finding, NASA`s Mars rover Curiosity has discovered its first meteorites on the red planet, which scientists have named `Lebanon` and its smaller companion `Lebanon B`.

NASA identifies third valid candidate for asteroid capture

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:55

NASA said Thursday it has identified an "odd, tiny asteroid" as a third valid candidate for its ambitious asteroid-capture mission.

Giant telescopes paired up to help capture near-earth asteroid images

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:58

Using Earth-based radar, NASA scientists have produced sharp views of a recently discovered asteroid as it flew past our planet.

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.

Hoax `asteroid to hit Earth` story posted on CNN

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 13:22

A hoax story `Giant asteroid possibly on collision course with Earth` was put up on CNN`s website which led people to believe that the report was true.

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.

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.

NASA to land astronauts on asteroids by 2020s

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 22:37

The US space agency, NASA, says it plans to send astronauts into space to land on an asteroid in 2020s.

Bus-sized asteroid buzzes Earth, comes closer than the moon

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 10:14

NASA has reported that a small sized asteroid buzzed close to the Earth at a range that was closer than the moon on May 3 . The asteroid was about the size of a city bus and posed no threat to our planet.