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13

Apr

Impact event that killed dinosaurs dwarfed by earlier space rock crashA new study reveals the power and scale of the event some 3.26 billion years ago which scientists think created geological features in South Africa’s rocks.

Impact event that killed dinosaurs dwarfed by earlier space rock crash
A new study reveals the power and scale of the event some 3.26 billion years ago which scientists think created geological features in South Africa’s rocks.

26

Mar

Astronomers stunned to discover an asteroid with ringsThe age of the rings is a mystery, but scientists suspect that either the asteroid’s system of origin is very young or there is a small moon near it, keeping the space particles close.

Astronomers stunned to discover an asteroid with rings
The age of the rings is a mystery, but scientists suspect that either the asteroid’s system of origin is very young or there is a small moon near it, keeping the space particles close.

24

Mar

NASA seeks innovative ideas for wild asteroid-capture planThe agency is gathering input to find an affordable and efficient way to study asteroids.

NASA seeks innovative ideas for wild asteroid-capture plan
The agency is gathering input to find an affordable and efficient way to study asteroids.

07

Mar

Hubble Telescope captures rare sight of an asteroid falling to piecesScientists theorize that the asteroid broke apart due to an increase in its rotation rate that caused many tiny imbalances over time.

Hubble Telescope captures rare sight of an asteroid falling to pieces
Scientists theorize that the asteroid broke apart due to an increase in its rotation rate that caused many tiny imbalances over time.

06

Mar

Another asteroid flyby: Bus-size space rock to pass Earth this afternoonThe 2014 EC asteroid was just discovered on Tuesday and follows on the heels of yesterday’s close encounter.

Another asteroid flyby: Bus-size space rock to pass Earth this afternoon
The 2014 EC asteroid was just discovered on Tuesday and follows on the heels of yesterday’s close encounter.

05

Mar

Asteroid zooming by Earth will be closer to us than the moonAsteroid 2014 DX110 was discovered last week by astronomers and poses no threat to Earth.

Asteroid zooming by Earth will be closer to us than the moon
Asteroid 2014 DX110 was discovered last week by astronomers and poses no threat to Earth.

18

Feb

Worried about asteroids? Nuclear bombs could solve problemIf a dangerous asteroid pops onto the radar with no time to spare, nuclear bombs may be the best way to respond.

Worried about asteroids? Nuclear bombs could solve problem
If a dangerous asteroid pops onto the radar with no time to spare, nuclear bombs may be the best way to respond.

17

Feb

United Nations to take aim at asteroid threatAn early alert system and rapid space launches are two ways that the UN is coordinating with other agencies to deter asteroids from crashing into Earth.

United Nations to take aim at asteroid threat
An early alert system and rapid space launches are two ways that the UN is coordinating with other agencies to deter asteroids from crashing into Earth.

08

Nov

Hubble spots asteroid with 6 tailsResearchers suspect that the asteroid sprouted its multiple tails after it began spinning out of control.

Hubble spots asteroid with 6 tails
Researchers suspect that the asteroid sprouted its multiple tails after it began spinning out of control.

29

Oct

United Nations takes aim at asteroidsA new international effort will monitor potential asteroid threats and examine how to deflect them before they hit Earth.

United Nations takes aim at asteroids
A new international effort will monitor potential asteroid threats and examine how to deflect them before they hit Earth.