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'Wearing a mask', a 2km long asteroid will fly by Earth today

April 29, 2020 1:14 pm

“In 2079, asteroid 1998 OR2 will pass Earth about 3.5 times closer than it will this year, so it is important to know its orbit precisely,” Flaviane Venditti, a research scientist at the Arecibo Observatory said.

The best system to deflect an incoming asteroid? MIT researchers might have the answer

February 21, 2020 12:17 pm

The engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT) could have a system that could help provide the best solution to deflect an incoming asteroid, especially a planet-killer.

Here's what will happen when our Sun dies

February 12, 2020 3:49 pm

A new study reveals that the dying Sun will destroy the asteroid belt as we know it and also effect the asteroid beyond Neptune and Pluto.

Asteroid or comet impact caused extinction during last ice-age: Study

October 26, 2019 4:07 pm

A study, published in the journal Scientific noted that an asteroid or a comet hit the Earth, or blew up in the atmosphere 12,800 years ago, causing a period of extreme cooling that may have led to the extinction of more than 35 species including giant sloths, sabre-tooth cats, and mammoths.

The dinosaur-killing asteroid acidified the ocean in a flash

October 22, 2019 3:11 pm

New research now makes the case that the same incident that helped bring an end to the reign of the dinosaurs also acidified the planet’s oceans, disrupted the food chain that sustained life underwater and resulted in mass extinction.

Scientists discover how water gets regenerated on asteroids

October 11, 2019 5:09 pm

Scientists have discovered that water molecules can get regenerated on asteroids moving through space. This new discovery may be helpful for the survival of humans in space.

A 460-feet sized asteroid will fly past the Earth later today: Should we be worried?

October 10, 2019 6:19 pm

A huge asteroid named asteroid 2019 SX5, which is approximately the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is set to fly past the Earth later tonight.

Four potentially hazardous asteroids flew past the Earth barely hours after being spotted

October 02, 2019 5:53 pm

As many as four potentially hazardous asteroids went past the Earth late on Tuesday. These asteroids were discovered only a few hours before they went past the Earth.

NASA to build a new space telescope to spot dangerous asteroids

September 24, 2019 12:28 pm

NASA will be building a space telescope which will spot the asteroids which are potentially hazardous to the Earth.

Giant dust cloud triggered by asteroid collision sparked explosion in the Earth's early life

September 19, 2019 1:42 pm

A huge dust cloud swept across the solar system sparked an explosion in primitive life on the Earth. The dust got created after a huge asteroid got smashed into pieces after a collision somewhere in between Mars and Jupiter, scientists said.