Asteroid


6-Foot Wide Asteroid is the Smallest Ever Found

6-Foot-Wide Asteroid is the Smallest Ever Found

The tiniest asteroid can help understand parent bodies from which meteorites originate...

1 week ago, 2:25pm CST

How the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impacts Produced Chicxulub Crater

How the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impacts Produced Chicxulub Crater

Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater say that they can now describe in detail that how the asteroid that destroyed the dino...

Nov 18 2016, 5:04am CST

NASA Mission Tests Thrusters on Journey to Asteroid

NASA Mission Tests Thrusters on Journey to Asteroid

The US space agency has successfully maneuvered its spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu, fine-tuning its trajectory to reach it...

Oct 10 2016, 2:20am CDT

NASA Launches OSIRIS-REx to Collect Asteroid Dust

NASA Launches OSIRIS-REx to Collect Asteroid Dust

NASA has sent a mission to stop a potentially dangerous asteroid. While the danger is in name only, it nevertheless exists....

Sep 9 2016, 12:11pm CDT

Asteroid Named After Rock Star Freddie Mercury

Asteroid Named After Rock Star Freddie Mercury

An asteroid soaring between Mars and Jupiter has been named after Freddie Mercury to mark the iconic rock star's 70th birthday....

Sep 7 2016, 2:02am CDT

NASA to Launch first Asteroid Sample Return Mission OSIRIS-REx next Month

NASA to Launch first Asteroid Sample Return Mission OSIRIS-REx next Month

NASA, the US space agency is set to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth on September 8 from Ca...

Aug 18 2016, 12:25am CDT

NASA Wants Help Catching an Asteroid

NASA Wants Help Catching an Asteroid

Apparently NASA requires aid in capturing a fragment of an asteroid....

Aug 17 2016, 5:50am CDT

NASA's Asteroid Mission Brings Astronauts Closer to Mars

NASA's Asteroid Mission Brings Astronauts Closer to Mars

 In its bid to send a manned flight to Mars, US space agency NASA has approved the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to pro...

Aug 16 2016, 1:44am CDT

Asteroid Bennu Will Not Destroy Earth

Asteroid Bennu Will Not Destroy Earth

It is being said that asteroid Bennu will not be striking the surface of our home planet anytime soon....

Aug 2 2016, 5:09am CDT

NASA Set to Explore Giant Asteroid Bennu that Can Destroy Earth

NASA Set to Explore Giant Asteroid Bennu that Can Destroy Earth

A near-Earth asteroid that is coming towards our planet after being dislodged by a gravitational pull can indeed strike us and...

Aug 1 2016, 1:07am CDT

NASA Probe set for Date with near-Earth Asteroid

NASA Probe set for Date with near-Earth Asteroid

Watch a video of NASA's OSIRIS-REx below....

Jul 26 2016, 12:10am CDT

A Protoplanet-sized Asteroid Formed Moon’s Imbrium Basin

A Protoplanet-sized Asteroid Formed Moon’s Imbrium Basin

Astronomers have surmised regarding the Imbrium Sculpture on the lunar surface. Some say it may have been caused by an impact w...

Jul 21 2016, 8:48am CDT

How did Asteroid Impact Wipe out Dinosaurs?

How did Asteroid Impact Wipe out Dinosaurs?

While it is widely accepted that an asteroid impact caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs and other life forms, researchers...

Jul 17 2016, 1:31am CDT

Mammals Almost Wiped Out by Dinosaur Killing Asteroid As Well

Mammals Almost Wiped Out by Dinosaur Killing Asteroid As Well

A new study found that mammals were on the brink of extinction after an asteroid hit earth, but have been better at recovery....

Jun 21 2016, 12:43am CDT

Asteroid 2016 HO3 has an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth.

Tiny asteroid becomes Earth's constant companion

Washington, June 17 (IANS) Our Earth has got a small companion. NASA scientists have discovered a tiny asteroid in an orbit aro...

Jun 17 2016, 12:12am CDT

Luxembourg Invests 200 Million Euros in Asteroid Mining

Luxembourg Invests 200 Million Euros in Asteroid Mining

The tiny country that is Luxembourg is to fund space mining ventures for the future. In fact, it has set aside 200 million euro...

Jun 6 2016, 3:43am CDT

Former Microsoft Technologist Says NASA Asteroid Mission is Full of Errors

Former Microsoft Technologist Says NASA Asteroid Mission is Full of Errors

A rich technologist named Nathan Myhrvold criticized to excess NASA’s asteroid program over its “bungled and botched” statistic...

May 25 2016, 7:56am CDT

Evidence of Giant Earth-Shaking Asteroid Discovered in Australia

Evidence of Giant Earth-Shaking Asteroid Discovered in Australia

Scientists believe that a massive asteroid slammed into the Earth around 3.8 billion years ago and if it did, it would have lef...

May 17 2016, 5:01am CDT

Dinosaurs in Decline long before Asteroid Impact

Dinosaurs in Decline long before Asteroid Impact

Dinosaurs were already in a decline millions of years before the asteroid impact that finally caused their extinction, a new re...

Apr 19 2016, 12:10am CDT

How Deep Sea Creatures survived Asteroid Hit that Killed Dinosaurs

How Deep Sea Creatures survived Asteroid Hit that Killed Dinosaurs

When a 110-km wide asteroid struck the Earth some 65 million years ago and wiped out dinosaurs, a “trickle of food” helped deep...

Apr 15 2016, 7:09am CDT

100-Foot Asteroid 2013 TX68 Misses Earth

100-Foot Asteroid 2013 TX68 Misses Earth

An asteroid nearly grazed the earth and humankind heaved a sigh of relief....

Mar 9 2016, 4:50am CST

Scientists to Drill at Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Crater Site

Scientists to Drill at Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Crater Site

The site may hold clues about what happened after a giant asteroid hit the Earth 66 million years ago and how life bounced back...

Mar 7 2016, 12:03am CST

Send Your Artwork to NASA and They’ll Carry it to an Asteroid

Send Your Artwork to NASA and They’ll Carry it to an Asteroid

NASA is inviting the public to submit artwork and leave their mark on the asteroid Bennu....

Feb 22 2016, 9:47pm CST

Asteroid's flyby from Earth

An Asteroid Will Fly By Earth on March 5, Without Impacting Earth in Any Way

NASA scientists predict tiny asteroid 2013 TX68 will fly past Earth on March 5, but there is no fear of an impact because it wi...

Feb 22 2016, 12:46pm CST

100-Foot Asteroid will Make a Close Pass by Earth in Two Weeks

100-Foot Asteroid will Make a Close Pass by Earth in Two Weeks

Our planet earth will encounter a close call with a large asteroid soon. It will not cause any harm and the event will occur wi...

Feb 22 2016, 6:47am CST

Asteroid Strike Could Trigger Mini Ice Age on Earth

Asteroid Strike Could Unleash Mini Ice Age on Earth

A half mile wide asteroid could trigger a small ice age on our planet were it to strike anytime....

Feb 10 2016, 6:04am CST

Small Asteroid Approaching Earth on March 5

Small Asteroid will Pass Close to Earth on March 5

NASA states the Asteroid 2016 TX68 first bypassed Earth two years ago and is back for an encore....

Feb 4 2016, 9:27pm CST

Luxembourg up for Asteroid Mining Mission

Luxembourg up for Asteroid Mining in Space

Luxembourg and Google's Larry Burke team up for asteroid mining mission....

Feb 3 2016, 10:11am CST

MIT Students Create REXIS

MIT Students Create REXIS, Robot That Went To Asteroid and Back To Earth

About 50 students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed and created a robot, the Regolith X-ray Imaging...

Jan 11 2016, 11:53am CST

Christmas Eve Asteroid will Safely Pass by Earth Today

Christmas Eve Asteroid will Safely Pass by Earth Today

NASA has debunked media reports and claims of destructive earthquakes caused by the Christmas-eve asteroid....

Dec 24 2015, 2:59am CST

NASA Engineer Explains Building a Death Star from Asteroid

NASA Engineer Explains Building a Death Star from Asteroid

NASA has propounded the building of a Death Star from asteroids....

Dec 11 2015, 4:45am CST

US Asteroid Mining Law May Violate UN Space Treaty

US Asteroid Mining Law May Violate UN Space Treaty

Some have said that the race to own space via asteroid mining is a very wrong and illegal act....

Nov 30 2015, 4:45am CST

Dead Star Tear Apart Asteroid to Form Saturn-like Disk

Dead Star Tears Apart Asteroid to Form Saturn-like Disk

The collision resulted in the creation of a glowing debris ring....

Nov 11 2015, 10:38pm CST

NASA Shares New Radar Images of Halloween Skull Asteroid

NASA Shares New Radar Images of Halloween Asteroid

NASA has published eerie images of the by-now famous skull-shaped Halloween asteroid....

Nov 4 2015, 5:38am CST

Human Skull-Shaped Asteroid Zipped Past Earth on Halloween

Human Skull-Shaped Asteroid Zipped Past Earth on Halloween

A human skull-like asteroid was detected which flitted past the earth on Halloween....

Nov 3 2015, 7:24am CST

Halloween Asteroid 2015 TB145 has Shape of Skull

Halloween Asteroid 2015 TB145 has Shape of Skull

NASA got lucky. The rock passing by Earth on Halloween looks like a giant skull. Boo-hoo!...

Oct 31 2015, 8:01am CDT

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Ready to Collect Asteroid Samples in 2016

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Ready to Collect Asteroid Samples in 2016

The construction of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at Lockheed Martin has reached its completion....

Oct 25 2015, 5:32am CDT

Comet and asteroid hitting earth

Scientists Say Mass Extinctions Linked To Comet and Asteroid Impacts On Earth

Scientists have always wanted to know what caused dinosaurs and other ancient life forms to be wiped off the face of the Earth...

Oct 21 2015, 6:54am CDT

Huge Asteroid Approaching Earth on This Halloween

Huge Asteroid Approaching Earth on This Halloween

NASA has reassured the world regarding a near miss asteroid approaching the earth this Halloween....

Oct 20 2015, 6:28am CDT

World is Not Ending by Asteroid Next Month says NASA

Earth is Not Ending by Asteroid Next Month says NASA

NASA has once and for all ended a rumor. It was regarding a deadly asteroid that was going to strike earth in September....

Aug 21 2015, 6:51am CDT