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NASA confirms 1,000+ foot-wide asteroid will approach Earth this April
NASA's Center for Near-Earth Studies has revealed that one of the biggest space rocks of 2022 will approach Earth this month.
NASA database confirms 600 foot-wide asteroid will approach Earth soon
An asteroid that is classified as 'potentially hazardous' will be making a close approach to Earth very soon, according to NASA.
Asteroid found hours before approaching Earth, orbit switched forever
An astronomer at the Konkoly Observatory discovered Asteroid 2022 FD1 just before it was due to make a close approach to Earth.
This famous comet disintegrated after its close approach with the Sun
A famous icy comet is making its way close to the Sun, and as it makes its approach with our star, the comet is falling apart.
Asteroid detected just hours before colliding with Earth's atmosphere
An astronomer detected an asteroid approximately the size of a fridge a couple of hours before it entered Earth's atmosphere.
NASA spots bus-sized asteroid fast-approaching Earth
NASA is currently tracking an asteroid that is approximately the size of a bus as it makes a very close approach with Earth.
Crater of the largest impact on Earth in last 100,000 years found
Researchers have discovered the largest crater on Earth that formed within the last 100,000 years, according to a new study.
NASA says there's a 4,000 foot-wide asteroid approaching Earth soon
NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies has revealed there's a potentially hazardous space rock about to approach Earth.
We now know exactly when the dinosaurs went extinct
An international team of researchers has determined the meteorite that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs struck in spring.
What are the Earth's largest craters caused by asteroid impacts?
Throughout its 4.5 billion years, Earth has been smacked by countless asteroids, but what are the biggest impact craters?
How often does NASA's asteroid detector scan the sky?
NASA's asteroid detector called ATLAS scans the sky for any potentially dangerous objects, and it has recently been upgraded.
This comet narrowly missed Earth but still caused devastating damage
Researchers have found evidence of a comet narrowly missing Earth but still managing to cause devastating damage to the surface.
Asteroid detection for the entire night sky is now operational
An expansion to the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) system allows it to scan the entire night sky every day.
Second-ever Trojan found near Earth will stay close by for 4,000 years
The second-ever confirmed Earth Trojan asteroid, 2020 XL5, will stay at the L4 Lagrangian point for the next four thousand years.
Here's what would happen if a large asteroid hit Earth
NASA has its eyes on our solar system and is constantly looking for any asteroids that may pose a threat to our blue planet.
Hundreds of thousands of meteorities could be hiding in Antarctica
Artificial intelligence has identified over 600 possible meteorite-rich zones in Antarctica, with over 300,000 meteorites to find.
Scientists have plan to reach this mysterious interstellar object
A team of researchers have proposed a plan to catch up with the mysterious interstellar object named 'Oumuamua in 26 years.
NASA will visit its smallest asteroid yet alongside Artemis 1 mission
NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) Scout will fly with the Artemis 1 mission's SLS rocket, set to observe the smallest asteroid yet.
Huge asteroid to approach Earth today, watch the 3,400 space rock here
An asteroid with an estimated diameter of 3,400 feet will be approaching Earth today, and you can watch it live right here.
Asteroid 3,400 foot-wide will approach Earth, track it with NASA here
NASA has confirmed that a massive asteroid measuring in at around 3,400 feet in diameter will be approaching Earth very soon.
Asteroid moving at 18,700 mph photographed making approach with Earth
An asteroid traveling at a crazy speed of 18,700 miles per hour was photographed when it made its close approach with Earth.
NASA confirms when this 3,400-foot-wide asteroid will approach Earth
NASA's database that tracks all Near-Earth-Objects has confirmed a 3,400-foot-wide asteroid will approach Earth at 47,000 mph.
Here are 10 incredible NASA missions to watch out for in 2022
From testing Earth's planetary defense to launching new telescopes, NASA has outlined the top 10 missions to watch in 2022.
NASA confirms 260 to 600 foot-wide asteroid approached Earth
NASA's database that tracks Near-Earth Objects indicates that an asteroid anywhere between 260 - 600 feet approached Earth.
This asteroid will approach Earth and here's why it's good a thing
Some astronomers are excited about an asteroid with an irregular shape making a close approach to Earth in the coming years.
This 'UFO' rover can levitate on the Moon and asteroids
MIT researchers have designed a new space rover that is capable of levitating on the surface of the Moon and small asteroids.
Comet Leonard unleashes 'couple of outbursts' before vanishing forever
Comet Leonard is slowly making its way out of view, but before it vanishes completely, it has returned to life with some outbursts.
NASA estimates wild numbers for meteor that exploded on New Year's
A meteor has exploded in the atmosphere over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with an explosive force equivalent to thirty tons of TNT.
NASA spacecraft that will slam into asteroid sent back its first photo
NASA's spacecraft that will collide with an asteroid in an attempt to change its orbit has sent back its first photograph.
NASA confirms massive asteroid will approach Earth soon at 43,000 mph
NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office confirmed an asteroid twice the size of the Empire State Building will approach Earth.
NASA reveals how you can watch fireballs in the night sky very soon
NASA has outlined how skywatchers will be able to see the Quadrantid meteor, which may be one of the best meteor showers of 2022.
A new study uncovers why comet heads glow green but never their tails
Scientists from the University of New South Wales have learned how dicarbon makes some comets glow green, but not their tails.
Something unusual is happening to Comet Leonard
Comet Leonard's tail is experiencing a disconnection event, captured in this amazing photo, thanks to space weather disrupting it.
NASA's DART asteroid redirection spacecraft has taken its first photos
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has returned its first set of images from its DRACO camera, showing M38 and more.
Amazing footage of Comet Leonard through an aurora and meteor shower
Comet Leonard has been spotted by a Chinese satellite, capturing fantastic footage through an aurora and meteor shower near Earth.
NASA spacecraft spots Comet Leonard as it heads toward the Sun
Two spacecraft have observed Comet Leonard on its way to its closest pass by the Sun yet, showing its path and bright tail.
NASA receives a delivery from space containing precious samples
NASA has announced that it has successfully received a cosmic delivery that contains samples that are from out-of-this-world.
Geminid meteor shower is hitting its peak right now, watch it here
On the night of December 13, the Germinid meteor shower will be reaching its peak, showcasing around 100 meteors per hour.
Here's how you can see the Geminid meteor shower happening today
The Geminid meteor shower is happening this week and is one of the best of 2021. Here's how you can see it from where you live.
NASA confirms 3 huge asteroids will approach Earth in 2021's last days
NASA's database has confirmed that three massive asteroids will be approaching Earth in the last days of 2021. Earth is safe.
NASA confirms 1,000-foot asteroid will break into Earth's orbit soon
NASA has confirmed that a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid that's expected to be worth $5 billion will approach Earth very soon.
Here's how to see 2021's best comet, a once-in-a-lifetime sighting
What is being described as 'likely to be 2021's best comet, and its brightest comet by year's end' will soon pass by Earth.
Huge asteroid to approach Earth very soon, 'potentially hazardous'
An asteroid larger than a typical space rock will be approaching Earth soon, and it's classified as 'potentially hazardous'.
Fiery space rock filmed lighting up the night sky over many US states
Many people across several US states recently spotted a fireball entering Earth's atmosphere, with people catching it on film.
NASA drops number of asteroids near Earth, and what hasn't been found
NASA has posted a new video that's a part of its Planetary Defense series that reveals what NASA knows about asteroids and comets.
Earth's water may have come from the Sun and space rocks
A team of researchers may have discovered where Earth got its earliest water by analyzing samples acquired from an asteroid.
Comet to approach Earth very soon, first visit for about 70,000 years
A comet that hasn't approached Earth for about 70,000 years is going to come relatively close to Earth soon. Mark your calendars.
NASA says it will crash into an asteroid, explains why it's important
NASA has said that it will be crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid and explained why the results are from the test are important.
NASA's asteroid redirection test launch, SpaceX drops shocking photos
NASA recently launched its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) with SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Here are some photos.
NASA's asteroid collision test all hinges on these 60 critical minutes
NASA is about to launch a spacecraft directly towards an asteroid, and the success of the mission depends on the last 60 minutes.