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New study offers update on odds of 'killer' asteroid Apophis striking Earth

3-10-2024 | 6

When it was first discovered 20 years ago, it was thought that Apophis had a relatively high chance of colliding with us.

Space & Astronomy

Bennu may have come from an ancient ocean world, analysis suggests

2-11-2024 | 2

Scientists have started analyzing the material samples returned to Earth by the OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission.

Palaeontology

Prehistoric 'Hell chicken' offers hint of Late Cretaceous dinosaur diversity

1-28-2024 | 0

A newly identified species of birdlike dinosaur has offered up a glimpse of life before the asteroid strike.

Space & Astronomy

Could a nuclear missile be used to save the Earth from a killer asteroid?

12-23-2023 | 3

Scientists have developed a new modeling tool to help simulate the effects of a nuclear device on a large asteroid.

Space & Astronomy

NASA launches mission to visit a $10,000 quadrillion asteroid

10-15-2023 | 14

The space agency's Psyche spacecraft will be the first ever to attempt to directly visit a metal asteroid.

Space & Astronomy

Building blocks of life found in OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample

10-13-2023 | 1

An initial analysis of the sample collected from the asteroid Bennu has yielded some promising results.

Archaeology & History

Biblical city was destroyed by an asteroid, evidence suggests

9-30-2023 | 136

New excavations in Jordan have revealed evidence to suggest that the city of Sodom was destroyed by an asteroid impact.

Space & Astronomy

NASA's Osiris-Rex capsule returns to Earth with asteroid samples

9-26-2023 | 21

The spacecraft touched down in the Utah desert after a seven-year journey to and from the asteroid Bennu.

Space & Astronomy

NASA's Psyche mission may reveal the mysteries of Earth's interior

8-22-2023 | 0

Prof Jim Bell takes a look at the first ever spacecraft to journey to a metallic asteroid and what it could teach us.

Science & Technology

Is the world's largest asteroid impact crater in New South Wales ?

8-11-2023 | 1

Scientist Andrew Glikson outlines the case for a 520km-wide crater situated deep beneath modern-day Australia.

Space & Astronomy

Odds of 'killer' asteroid impact in next 1,000 years are 'very low'

5-20-2023 | 4

A reassuring new study has found that we may be safe from extinction asteroid impacts... at least for the time being.

Space & Astronomy

Asteroid Ryugu found to contain one of the building blocks of life

3-28-2023 | 4

Scientists in Japan have found new evidence to suggest that the building blocks of life arrived on Earth from space.

Space & Astronomy

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.

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