Asteroid

NASA launches Lucy mission to explore fossils of early solar system

During its 12-year primary mission, Lucy will explore a record-breaking number of asteroids, including a flyby of one asteroid in the solar system`s main belt and seven Trojan asteroids near Jupiter.

Oct 16, 2021, 18:55 PM IST

Asteroid, twice the size of Empire State Building is hurtling towards earth, here's what we know

An asteroid twice the size of Empire State Building will fly past Earth today, it will be closer to our planet than moon.

Sep 09, 2021, 07:08 AM IST

Woahh! Asteroid bigger than Burj Khalifa to pass Earth today at 94,000 kmph speed

This massive asteroid is called 2016 AJ193 and has been classified as ‘potentially hazardous’ by NASA. 

Aug 21, 2021, 14:59 PM IST

BEWARE! Asteroid the size of the Empire State Building might just hit earth!

But earthings can breathe easy for some time, at least. Located over 100 million miles from Earth, the asteroid, named Bennu, will hit the earth, if at all, in the next century or two, say researchers

Aug 12, 2021, 21:32 PM IST

Football-field sized asteroid '2021 AF8' nears Earth, likely to pass by May 4

Asteroid AF8 is much smaller than other large asteroids that have passed by the Earth.

Apr 07, 2021, 17:09 PM IST

Largest asteroid to come closest to Earth today at 124,000 kmph

The largest asteroid to visit Earth in 2021 is passing by our planet on Sunday (March 21) at a speed of about 124,000 kmph.

Mar 21, 2021, 21:12 PM IST

Nostradamus prediction comes true, asteroid as big as Eiffel Tower coming towards Earth

An asteroid of the size of Eiffel Tower is moving towards the earth and it may strike sometime in early 2021.

Jan 06, 2021, 09:55 AM IST

Asteroid as big as Burj Khalifa to fly by earth at 56,000mph on November 29

NASA has confirmed that the asteroid named 153201 2000 WO107, will barrel past Earth on Sunday, November 29 and is currently speeding though space at a whopping 56,000mph.

Nov 24, 2020, 10:26 AM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collects significant amount of asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured images of the sample collector head as it moved through several different positions. 

Oct 24, 2020, 21:43 PM IST

NASA's Osiris-Rex collects samples from asteroid Bennu

A NASA probe orbiting an asteroid over 100 million miles from Earth snatched on Tuesday a sample from the celestial body's rocky surface.

Oct 21, 2020, 07:05 AM IST

Asteroid, size of a Boeing-747, heading towards Earth

According to asteroid monitoring centre of NASA, the asteroid named 2020 RK2 is expected to cross the Earth's orbit.

Oct 06, 2020, 18:38 PM IST

Asteroid, the size of a Boeing-747, may collide with Earth's orbit on October 7, but here's the good news

World's premier space agency NASA has said that an asteroid may collide with the Earth's orbit on Wednesday (October 7). According to asteroid monitoring centre of NASA, the asteroid named 2020 RK2 is expected to cross the Earth's orbit but it will be about 2,380,000 miles away from our planet. 

Oct 06, 2020, 08:32 AM IST

School bus-sized asteroid to fly past Earth on September 24, but here's the good news

World's premier space agency NASA has said that an asteroid, roughly the size of a school bus, is set to zoom past Earth on Thursday (September 24) at a distance of about 22,000 kilometres above the surface of earth.

Sep 24, 2020, 12:43 PM IST

Asteroid twice the size of Pyramid of Giza to fly past Earth on September 6, but here's the good news

World's premier space agency NASA has said that an asteroid, twice as big as famous Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, would cross Earth's orbit on Sunday (September 6). The diameter of the asteroid named 465824 (2010 FR) is expected to be between 120 m and 270 m.

Sep 06, 2020, 10:59 AM IST

Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to pass by Earth on September 1: NASA

An asteroid with diameters between 22 and 49 metres will shoot pass Earth in a distance closer than Earth from the Moon on September 1, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Aug 31, 2020, 13:45 PM IST

Asteroid 2011 ES4 to pass by Earth on September 1, says NASA

The last time asteroid 2011 ES4 flew by the Earth was visible from ground for four days. 

 

Aug 30, 2020, 15:36 PM IST

Tiny asteroid to hit Earth a day before US election, here's the real truth

In yet another bad news in 2020, world's premier space agency NASA has predicted that a small asteroid heading towards the Earth is likely to hit planet Earth one day before the US presidential election that is scheduled for November 3.

Aug 25, 2020, 09:52 AM IST

Tiny asteroid may hit earth on Nov 2, a day before US election, says NASA

NASA scientists have predicted that the asteroid "2018VP1" with a diameter of 0.002 km (about 6.5 feet) will pass near Earth one day before the 2020 US election, reports the CNN.

Aug 23, 2020, 14:42 PM IST

Will everyone on earth become a billionaire? NASA spacecraft to study asteroid 16 Psyche worth $10,000 quadrillion

Rich in gold and other precious metals, the 16 Psyche is situated in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and measures some 200 km (130 miles).

Aug 19, 2020, 12:37 PM IST

Potentially hazardous asteroid 2020ND, bigger than London Eye, to fly past Earth this week: NASA

Asteroid 2020ND, estimated to be 160 metres (520 feet) in diameter, is bigger than London Eye and is travelling at a speed of 13.5 kilometres per second (48,000 kilometres per hour).

Jul 20, 2020, 19:43 PM IST