Earth hit by 556 fiery asteroids in last 20 years: NASA

A new NASA map has revealed that over 556 asteroids smashed into the atmosphere over a 20-year period between 1994 and 2013, suggesting that space rocks are slamming into the Earth's atmosphere at a higher rate than previously thought.

NASA's Orion spacecraft complete, ready for first test flight
NASA's Orion spacecraft complete, ready for first test flight

The US space agency, NASA on Thursday put the finishing touches on its Orion spacecraft designed to take humans into deep space.

NASA's hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short: Report
NASA's hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short: Report

NASA won`t meet a congressionally ordered goal to find 90 percent of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet (140 meters) in diameter, the agency’s Inspector General said on Monday.

400 asteroids could destroy life in next century: NASA
400 asteroids could destroy life in next century: NASA

 'Life on Earth' as we know it may be destroyed within a century. Scientists now believe that life on earth could get destroyed with impacts from around 400 asteroids between 2017 and 2113, as per a new data revealed by NASA.

Astronomers witness 'terrestrial planets forming' asteroids smashup
Astronomers witness 'terrestrial planets forming' asteroids smashup

Astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, which is possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids that eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.

Giant asteroids` `smashing impact` helped evolution on Earth

A new study has found that giant asteroids` smashing the Earth`s surface around 4 to 4.5 billion years ago, actually helped in its growth.

Now you can print your own 3D models of probes, asteroids with NASA

NASA has released STL files that would allow people to make their own 3D models of space probes, asteroids and the surface of the moon.

NASA does not have enough money for big rockets: Report

A federal audit report said that the US space agency, NASA, does not have enough money for launching big rockets and that its new $12 billion rocket program may not be launched by the end of 2017 as planned.

Asteroids key to future Mars missions: NASA

Near-earth asteroids provide a unique opportunity to test the new technologies and capabilities we need for future human missions to Mars, NASA has said.

Now, board an asteroid and reach Mars!

If you have missed on playing Angry Birds Space, no worries. Just wait for the new version of the famous mobile game that would send you to NASA`s next target - asteroids - and eventually to Mars.

Asteroid to defend earth from stray rocks?

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

`Dark matter could send asteroids crashing into earth`

Researchers have said that dark matter could disturb orbits of comets in the outer solar system, and hurl them inward.

5 facts about meteors that you might not know

A meteor basically refers to a bright trail of light that appears in the dark sky when a tiny chunk of space debris heats up and burns due to friction caused by the earth’s atmosphere.

Regolith of small asteroids are formed by thermal fatigue

Researchers have revealed that the centimeter-sized fragments and smaller particles that make up the regolith - the layer of loose, unconsolidated rock and dust - of small asteroids is formed by temperature cycling that breaks down rock in a process called thermal fatigue.

Asteroids can have celestial rings too

In a surprising find that indicates that rings surrounding planets may be a more common feature than previously thought, astronomers have now discovered rings around an asteroid-like body whose orbit is between those of Saturn and Uranus.

NASA offering USD 35k to citizen scientists to help locate incoming asteroids

NASA`s Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will reward citizen scientists 35,000 dollars, who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids, over the next six months.

N-bombs to destroy earth-bound asteroids in space!

Nuclear bombs - itself a threat to the humanity - to save the earth from dangerous space rocks?

Anatomy of asteroids revealed

Scientists have used ESO`s New Technology Telescope (NTT) to find the first evidence that asteroids can have a highly varied internal structure.

Jupiter may have once migrated closer to the Sun

MIT scientists have developed a map of more than 100,000 asteroids throughout the solar system which suggests that Jupiter may have once drifted much closer to the Sun.

New space map shows that `rogue` asteroids may be more common than believed

A new map developed by researchers from MIT and the Paris Observatory charts the size, composition, and location of more than 100,000 asteroids throughout the solar system, and has shown that rogue asteroids are actually more common than previously thought.