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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

Asteroid with city-wiping potential narrowly misses hitting Earth, takes scientists by surprise

A 427-foot-wide asteroid with the potential to wipe out an entire city passed by the Earth earlier this week. However, the scientists and astronomers were not aware of the development until just days before it whizzed past the earth.

Jul 28, 2019, 16:42 PM IST

Earth's oldest known evolved rocks result of collision of asteroids

The oldest evolved rocks on Earth are the consequence of asteroids colliding with the planet 4 billion years ago, an Australian research released on Tuesday revealed.

Aug 14, 2018, 09:30 AM IST

Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:20 AM IST

Huge asteroid gives Earth surprise flyby

If you are not aware that a giant asteroid the size of a football field flew past Earth over the weekend, you are not alone as even NASA scientists got to know about the flyby only a few hours before it happened, media reported.

Apr 17, 2018, 11:25 AM IST

Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study

Dinosaurs were in trouble long before the massive asteroid - believed to be the primary cause of their extinction - hit the Earth some 65 million years ago, a study suggests.

Apr 05, 2018, 13:52 PM IST

Solar system's first-known interstellar object likely came from a binary star: Study

The researchers found that rocky objects like 'Oumuamua are far more likely to come from binary than single star systems.

Mar 20, 2018, 15:31 PM IST

Asteroid, larger than the tallest structure in world, to skim past Earth next month

The space rock has been dubbed 2002 AJ129 and it's bigger than the half-mile tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.

Jan 19, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

Scientists dazzled by solar system's first-known interstellar visitor

The findings suggest this unusual object had been wandering through the Milky Way, unattached to any star system, for hundreds of millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system.

Nov 21, 2017, 17:46 PM IST

Here's how dinosaurs could have survived mass extinction

The impact of the asteroid caused a crater 180 km wide and heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the atmosphere, forming soot in the stratosphere.
 

Nov 11, 2017, 15:24 PM IST

Asteroid responsible for dinosaur deaths could help fight cancer

Scientists have demonstrated that iridium a rare metal delivered to Earth by the asteroid can be used to kill cancer without harming healthy cells.
 

Nov 03, 2017, 20:57 PM IST

Asteroid behind extinction of dinosaurs also responsible for cooling Earth: Study

The study lends support to the hypothesis that the impact played a significant role in the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that eradicated nearly three-quarters of Earths plant and animal species

Nov 02, 2017, 17:47 PM IST

Small space object pays a visit to our galaxy

Observations are still underway and if so, then it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.

Oct 28, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

Small asteroid to zoom past Earth on Thursday, says NASA

The asteroid is estimated to be 15 to 30 metres in size, and according to orbit prediction experts, it poses no risk of impact with Earth. 

Oct 11, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Two-in-one! NASA's Hubble spots 'unusual' binary asteroid with features of a comet

Hubble was used to image the asteroid in September 2016 just before the asteroid made its closest approach to the Sun. 

Sep 21, 2017, 12:49 PM IST

NASA's asteroid-bound probe to approach Earth for gravity assist

Using the Earth as a slingshot, the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security - Regolith Explorer) will receive an assist to complete its journey to the asteroid Bennu.

Sep 02, 2017, 12:05 PM IST

Gigantic asteroid 'Florence' safely zooms past Earth

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

Sep 01, 2017, 12:32 PM IST

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

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

Aug 18, 2017, 16:52 PM IST