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Asteroid Florence to whizz past Earth at a safe distance on Spetmeber 1, says NASA

Asteroid Florence to whizz past Earth at a safe distance on Spetmeber 1, says NASA

The 2017 encounter is the closest by this asteroid since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until after 2500. 

House-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth on October 12; no threat to the planet, says ESA

House-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth on October 12; no threat to the planet, says ESA

Scientists expected the asteroid to return for a near-Earth rendezvous this year, but did not know how far.

Astronomers identify oldest asteroid family

Astronomers identify oldest asteroid family

The team also discovered a relatively sparse region of the main asteroid belt, where the few asteroids present are likely pristine relics from early in solar system history. 

NASA to observe asteroid flyby to test planetary defense technology

NASA to observe asteroid flyby to test planetary defense technology

The goal of the TC4 campaign is to recover, track and characterise 2012 TC4.

NASA plans to save Earth by knocking asteroid off its orbit

NASA plans to save Earth by knocking asteroid off its orbit

The target for the first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defence -- the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) -- is an asteroid that will have a distant approach to Earth in October 2022, and then again in 2024, NASA said. 

Huge asteroid Apophis is coming to Earth – How safe are we?

Huge asteroid Apophis is coming to Earth – How safe are we?

Apophis asteroid will speed past Earth on April 13, 2029, at just 18,600 miles away – which is less than one-tenth the distance between the Earth and the moon.

World must be prepared for an asteroid strike, warns scientist

World must be prepared for an asteroid strike, warns scientist

Fitzsimmons was highlighting the threat for Asteroid Day, a global event on June 30, in which he also said that it is just a matter of time.

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth growing, warn astronomers

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth growing, warn astronomers

The astronomers, from the Czech Academy of Sciences, drew their conclusion after analysing 144 bolides - large meteors that explode in the atmosphere - from the Taurids and detecting a new branch with at least two asteroids measuring 200-300 metres (220-330 yards) in diameter.

NASA's Cassini probe reveals Saturn's icy moon 'Enceladus' may have tipped over

NASA's Cassini probe reveals Saturn's icy moon 'Enceladus' may have tipped over

According to latest research from NASA's Cassini probe, the moon's spin axis - the line through the north and south poles - has reoriented, possibly due to a collision with a smaller body, such as an asteroid.

Close shave- Giant asteroid passes within one million miles of Earth

Close shave- Giant asteroid passes within one million miles of Earth

The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, was about 1.1 million miles away from Earth - about 4.6 times the distance between Earth and the moon - when it passed by at about 8:30 a.m. E.S.T.

NASA radar spots asteroid 2014 JO25 prior to flyby – See pic

NASA radar spots asteroid 2014 JO25 prior to flyby – See pic

At the time, asteroid 2014 JO25 was 1.9 million miles (3 million kilometers) from Earth.

 

Large asteroid set to fly very close to Earth today – How to watch it LIVE

Large asteroid set to fly very close to Earth today – How to watch it LIVE

The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, will pass us by at a distance of 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) - or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. 

Study accuses Hollywood movies of wrongly depicting asteroid ocean impact

Study accuses Hollywood movies of wrongly depicting asteroid ocean impact

New simulations show that real asteroids do not make a splash because the crash releases most of its energy hurling water up into the atmosphere, and very little on making waves.

Giant asteroid to fly 'very close' to Earth on April 19: Five things to know about upcoming approach of space rock

Giant asteroid to fly 'very close' to Earth on April 19: Five things to know about upcoming approach of space rock

According to NASA, the space rock, a near-Earth asteroid, will fly by Earth at a safe distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometres), or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.

Large asteroid to buzz past Earth in April, says NASA

Large asteroid to buzz past Earth in April, says NASA

The space rock, known as 2014 JO25, is estimated to be 2,000 feet in size. It is expected to fly by Earth at a safe distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometres), or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.

How wrong-way asteroid avoids colliding with Jupiter

How wrong-way asteroid avoids colliding with Jupiter

The findings published in the journal Nature showed that the orbit has been stable for at least a million years and will be stable for at least a million years more. 

New way to deflect asteroids in the offing

New way to deflect asteroids in the offing

The results indicate that the composition, internal structure, density and other physical properties of the asteroid are fundamental in determining the success of a mission that launches a kinetic projectile to deflect the orbit of a dangerous asteroid.

It's confirmed: NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully executes first deep space maneuver

It's confirmed: NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully executes first deep space maneuver

The engine burn sets up the spacecraft for an Earth gravity assist this fall as it continues its two-year journey to the asteroid Bennu.

Earth totally unprepared for surprise asteroid or comet strike, warns NASA scientist (Watch video)

Earth totally unprepared for surprise asteroid or comet strike, warns NASA scientist (Watch video)

As per reports, an award-winning NASA scientist had warned that human race at this moment remains ill-prepared for any life-threatening event from outer space.

'Asteroid that killed dinosaurs may have punctured Earth's crust'

'Asteroid that killed dinosaurs may have punctured Earth's crust'

The findings may shed light on how such impacts can reshape the face of planets and generate new habitats for life, researchers said.