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Elephant-sized asteroid passes Earth in extraordinary 'near-miss'

1-29-2023 | 6

The space rock passed us by at a distance of 2,200 miles - a fraction of the distance at which some satellites orbit the Earth.

Space & Astronomy

'Planet killer' asteroids - could we one day miss one that's heading our way ?

11-12-2022 | 4

Astronomers recently detected a number of large (albeit benign) asteroids obscured by the glare of the Sun.

Space & Astronomy

NASA confirms success of DART probe planetary defense test

10-14-2022 | 48

The space agency has confirmed that its recent mission successfully altered the trajectory of the target asteroid.

Space & Astronomy

Largest ever asteroid impact dwarfed that which killed the dinosaurs

10-8-2022 | 0

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was enormous - but it was by no means the largest ever to hit our planet.

Space & Astronomy

NASA successfully smashes space probe into an asteroid

 VIDEO  9-27-2022 | 48

The camera feed from the probe showed its last moments as it careened into the asteroid Dimorphos.

Science & Technology

Mystery crater could be from relative of dinosaur-killing asteroid

8-27-2022 | 0

An intriguing impact crater on the ocean floor seems to be the same age as the impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Palaeontology

Well preserved dinosaur leg may be from the actual day of the asteroid strike

4-15-2022 | 9

Palaeontologists believe that they may have found one of the victims of the extinction event that ended the dinosaurs.

Palaeontology

Shards of dinosaur-killing asteroid found preserved in amber

4-9-2022 | 2

Palaeontologists have discovered fragments of the asteroid that brought about the demise of the dinosaurs.

Space & Astronomy

Just how realistic is the movie 'Don't Look Up' ?

 VIDEO  1-17-2022 | 6

The popular Netflix movie might be fictional, but some of it may be closer to reality than we would like to think.

Space & Astronomy

Probe to smash into an asteroid at 15,000mph

10-7-2021 | 5

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.

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