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Probe to smash into an asteroid at 15,000mph

10-7-2021 | 4

NASA has announced more details of an upcoming mission that will attempt to redirect an asteroid.

Space & Astronomy

NASA reveals revised risk of Bennu collision

8-12-2021 | 6

At a news conference yesterday, the space agency revealed how likely it is that the asteroid will hit us.

Space & Astronomy

'Complex organic matter' found on asteroids

8-3-2021 | 2

Scientists have identified two unusual asteroids between Mars and Jupiter that shouldn't actually be there.

Space & Astronomy

Osiris-Rex heads for home with Bennu samples

5-11-2021 | 1

NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft is now on its way back to Earth with samples collected from the asteroid Bennu.

Space & Astronomy

NASA pretends to hit Earth with a large asteroid

 VIDEO  5-2-2021 | 10

A planetary defense exercise at the weekend ended up 'destroying' an area of Europe around 100km wide.

Palaeontology

Dino-killing asteroid also created the Amazon

4-5-2021 | 8

A new study has shown that the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also gave birth to the Amazon rainforest.

Space & Astronomy

Apophis flyby offers glimpse ahead of 2029

2-14-2021 | 2

Astronomers will have the opportunity to study the enormous space rock when it passes us by in March.

Space & Astronomy

Dust and soil from asteroid Ryugu revealed

12-15-2020 | 5

Scientists in Japan have unveiled the contents of the Ryugu sample capsule which recently returned to Earth.

Palaeontology

Mass extinctions follow 27-million-year cycle

12-14-2020 | 16

Scientists have determined that mass extinctions have occurred throughout history with striking regularity.

Space & Astronomy

Is there a piece of our moon behind Mars ?

11-8-2020 | 5

Scientists have discovered that an asteroid trailing behind Mars could actually be a fragment of the Moon.

Space & Astronomy

New study targets $10,000 quadrillion asteroid

10-29-2020 | 14

An asteroid with enough riches to make everyone on Earth a billionaire is the subject of a new Hubble study.

Space & Astronomy

NASA's OSIRIS-REx touches down on asteroid

10-21-2020 | 11

The space probe has successfully pulled off an ambitious landing maneuver on an asteroid 200 million miles away.

Space & Astronomy

Asteroid Bennu may have had flowing water

10-10-2020 | 0

The larger space rock from which Bennu was formed may have once had water flowing across its surface.

Space & Astronomy

Asteroid to hit Earth on day before US election ?

8-24-2020 | 21

Rumors have been circulating about an asteroid strike on November 2nd, but just how worried should we be ?

Palaeontology

Killer asteroid struck at 'worst possible angle'

5-31-2020 | 2

The destructiveness of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs wasn't just down to its large size.

Space & Astronomy

Approaching asteroid is 'wearing a face mask'

4-24-2020 | 3

A large asteroid due to pass relatively close to the Earth next week appears to be taking its own precautions.

Space & Astronomy

Trump signs order to mine space resources

4-13-2020 | 16

The US President has signed a new executive order to support the acquisition of resources in space.

Science & Technology

No, COVID-19 is not an extraterrestrial virus

3-21-2020 | 5

Scientists have moved to debunk the claim that the coronavirus fell to Earth on a comet or asteroid.

Space & Astronomy

MIT develops asteroid strike 'decision map'

2-22-2020 | 5

Scientists have come up with a way to decide upon the best response to an incoming apocalyptic asteroid.

Palaeontology

Volcanism ruled out in dino extinction debate

1-18-2020 | 2

A new study has suggested that it was an asteroid strike, not volcanism, that ultimately wiped out the dinosaurs.

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