Asteroid

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

Two asteroids to hurtle past Earth on June 5 and 6

The largest asteroid named ‘163348 (2002 NN4)’ is estimated to be between 250m and 570m in diameter.

Jun 04, 2020, 01:08 AM IST

Asteroid 1998 OR2 to safely fly past Earth: Know all about it

The 2-kilometer-wide asteroid passing by the Earth will provide astronomers with an exceptional opportunity to study the object in great detail.

Apr 29, 2020, 17:07 PM IST

Big asteroid 1998 OR2 to fly by Earth on April 29 but it won't hit us

A big asteroid 1998 OR2 will fly by within 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers) of planet Earth on Wednesday morning (April 29). But there is no need to panic as there is zero chance that the asteroid will hit Earth during the fly by. Though it seems like a close shave in the context of the visible universe but the distance is over 90 billion light years.

Apr 28, 2020, 12:22 PM IST

As huge asteroid nears earth, rumours claim April 2020 will be Armageddon; here's NASA's reply

Even as the coronavirus pandemic has gripped people resulting in the death of more than 11,000 people worldwide, there are people who are talking about the world coming to an end on April 29.

Mar 21, 2020, 14:33 PM IST

Huge asteroid to safely pass earth on April 28, 2020, here's how to watch it

A huge asteroid is set to safely pass earth earth on April 29, 2020 and though the asteroid will not hit the earth excitement is building among both professional and amateur astronomers to catch a glimpse of this asteroid.

Mar 19, 2020, 09:16 AM IST

Will April, 2020 be the last month on this earth? NASA told the whole truth!

As everyone knows how on earth the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused an outcry. Meanwhile, a news is spreading like air on social media. The news is, this earth will be destroyed on the upcoming date April 29, 2020. Will it really happen? Watch the full video to know in detail.

Mar 18, 2020, 19:58 PM IST

Two gigantic asteroids to fly safely by Earth over weekend: NASA

Two gigantic asteroids, slated in the medium-sized category, will fly right past the Earth over the weekend, said National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). However, NASA assured that the orbit calculations eliminate any threats of them hitting the Earth.

Sep 14, 2019, 09:26 AM IST

Giant asteroid, bigger than Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar, set to zoom past Earth this month

A giant asteroid, moving at a speed of 18 kilometres per second, will whiz past Earth in August 2019. 

Aug 14, 2019, 15:20 PM IST

Asteroid bigger than US' Empire State Building to pass by Earth on Saturday

An asteroid bigger than US' 102-storey Empire State Building is likely to pass by Earth on Saturday.

Aug 10, 2019, 08:30 AM IST