Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Space agencies around the world took part in a NASA simulation of an asteroid-impact scenario. The participating experts learned about a fictitious asteroid's trajectory and had to react. In the exercise, they couldn't stop it from hitting Europe,...
Apophis, named after the God of Chaos, could potentially hit Earth in 2068. The potential strike would be equivalent to 880 million tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) exploding at one time.Astronomer Dave Tholen and his colleagues have confirmed the detection of...
An impact with the 1,214ft-wide (370m) asteroid could be cataclysmic by killing millions and levelling an entire continent. As a result, astronomers are keenly tracking the asteroid’s trajectory to predict the odds of impact in the near future. According...
A space rock bigger than four African Bush Elephants – the largest of the elephants – is shooting towards Earth, with it set to arrive while 2020 is still fresh. The asteroid, which has a diameter of 13 metres, has...
Four asteroids were set to rocket past Earth today in a series of close fly-bys, NASA has confirmed.The giant space rocks are travelling up to 57,000 mph – and the first was set to skim Earth at around 7.15am this morning.NASA has classed the group...
A huge space rock will likely hit Earth again one day, as it did bringing an end to the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. For all the talk of planetary defence by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA),...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has observed an asteroid that is going to pass by the Earth. The more concerning thing here is the fact that it will pass at a closer distance than the moon. This...
The incoming comet is like nothing scientists have seen before and is believed to have come from another star system.That makes the visitor, known as 2I/Borisov, only the second interstellar object ever spotted in our Solar System.Discovered in August,...
A meteor streaked through the night sky over Vermont on Sunday (March 7), creating a spectacular light show and causing Earth-shaking booms as it burned through the atmosphere.The meteor's explosive passage through the atmosphere released the equivalent of 440...
Amateur astronomers are in for a treat tonight (March 5) because the asteroid's flyby will be broadcast live over the internet. Apophis is racing around the Sun on a trajectory that will bring it exceptionally close to our planet in just...

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