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Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Caused a Tsunami That Dumped Tons of Rocks, Say Researchers
Researchers have revealed new evidence suggesting what happened on the day the dinosaurs went extinct. A new study led by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) at Austin found ...
September 11, 2019
Asteroid Nearly Hits Earth, Astronomers Reportedly Had Little Warning
Scientists were surprised after an asteroid almost hit earth on Thursday, July 25. "It’s impressively close. I don’t ...
July 27, 2019
Something Mysterious ‘Five Times Larger Than the Big Island of Hawaii’ Is Discovered Buried on Moon
Scientists have discovered an unknown material on the moon's largest crater, and they are not yet sure what ...
June 10, 2019
A Mile-Wide Asteroid With Its Own Moon to Pass by Earth This Weekend
An asteroid which measures approximately a mile wide and is orbited by its own moon is expected to ...
May 23, 2019
Isabel van Brugen
NASA Head Says a Major Asteroid Could Crash Into Earth in the Future
The head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said that a major asteroid could crash into ...
April 30, 2019
NASA and FEMA Are Practicing What Would Happen If an Asteroid Hits the Earth
When it comes to extraterrestrial threats, you can never be too careful, and NASA and FEMA aren't taking ...
April 26, 2019
Wire Service Content
Scientists Uncover Fossils from the Day the Asteroid Strike Wiped Out the Dinosaurs
A heap of fossils discovered under the rocky North Dakota landscape may shed light on what happened the ...
April 2, 2019
Japanese Spacecraft Touches Down on Asteroid to Get Samples
TOKYO—A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid on Feb. 22, on a mission to collect material ...
February 22, 2019
The Associated Press
Football Field-Sized Asteroid Flies Past Earth: NASA
An asteroid that’s about the size of a football field flew past Earth on Feb. 19. The object, ...
February 19, 2019
Asteroids Are Smacking Earth Twice as Often as Before
Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don’t worry. For ...
January 17, 2019
The Associated Press
Large Astroid Set to Pass Near Earth at 67,000 mph Early Next Month
An asteroid larger than 12 football fields that is set to pass near Earth early next month is ...
January 18, 2018
NASA Will Send Spacecraft to a Metal Asteroid Believed to be Core of Former Planet (Video)
NASA will be sending a spacecraft to one of the solar system’s more unique asteroids.
January 5, 2017
Previously Unknown Asteroid Just Whizzed Past Earth at Close Range (Video)
A small asteroid named 2016 QA2 came within 50,000 miles of our planet on Sunday.
August 31, 2016
Amateur Astronomers Film Asteroid Hitting Jupiter
At least two amateur astronomers were aiming their telescopes at Jupiter on March 17 and caught what appears to ...
March 29, 2016
NASA Probe Is Investigating Weird Spots on Ceres
The Occatur Crater on the dwarf planet Ceres is home to several mysterious bright spots.
December 17, 2015
Now That’s a Close Shave: Secrets of the Halloween Asteroid Headed for Earth
Only a few weeks ago, on October 10, the survey telescope Pan-STARRS 1 discovered an asteroid – 2015 ...
October 28, 2015
Asteroid Mining 22,000 Miles Above Sea Level
$20 Trillion: That's how much mineral wealth is buried in 3554 Amun, a tiny asteroid that crosses Earth's ...
August 22, 2015
NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Spots Two Bright Points on Ceres (Video)
NASA scientists still don’t have a clear picture of the bright spots showing up on the surface of ...
February 26, 2015
After Rosetta, Japanese Mission Aims for an Asteroid in Search of Origins of Earth’s Water
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to land on comet 67P was one of the most audacious in ...
December 19, 2014
The Geminids Meteor Shower Should Be One of the Best This Year
The best meteor shower of the year should put on an impressive display this weekend – weather permitting ...
December 11, 2014
NASA to Send Tweets Into Space (Video)
As a form of a time capsule, NASA will be collecting tweets from the public about the future ...
September 10, 2014
Did All of Earth’s Water Originally Come From Outer Space?
A comet carrying enough water to fill a small lake provided astronomers with the first tangible evidence to ...
June 27, 2014
Bill Nye Talks Asteroid-Attacking Laser Bees, Other Cool Stuff
A swarm of flying robots spewing lasers may one day save the Earth.
April 29, 2014
Massive Asteroid May Have Kickstarted the Movement of Continents
Earth was still a violent place shortly after life began, with regular impactors arriving from space. For the ...
April 12, 2014
Asteroid With 6 Comet-Like Tails First for NASA
New NASA images reveal an asteroid with six comet-like tails radiating out like spokes on a wheel—something they've ...
November 8, 2013
Scientists Design Asteroid Vaporizing System
Last week an asteroid flew right past Earth and a meteor hit Russia, but the next time space ...
February 20, 2013
Meteorite Explodes Over Russia, Hundreds Injured (+Videos)
A meteorite exploded over Russia’s Urals region on Friday, creating a impact wave that left around 1,000 people ...
February 15, 2013
US Economy a ‘Bright Spot’ in Global Outlook
Kurdish-Led Forces Say They Have Pulled out of Syria Border Town
Supreme Court Asked to Resolve Appeals Court Split Over Deportation of Permanent Residents
Pompeo Says There Was No Quid Pro Quo Tied to Ukraine Aid
Four Ways Pelosi Impeachment Inquiry Fails Hillary’s Watergate Tests
Final Report From House Antitrust Probe Into Big Tech Expected by ‘First Part’ of 2020
All US Troops Withdrawing From Syria Are Going to Western Iraq, Says Esper