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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.

Orionid meteor shower to dazzle US skies as it peaks later this week!

Orionid meteor shower to dazzle US skies as it peaks later this week!

The shower appears to emerge from the constellation Orion – one of the brightest groups of stars in the sky, which is why the name.