Scientists fear a repeat of the 2013 strike in Russia and the devastating 1908 impact.
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The space agency has a craft orbiting the rock, designated Osiris Rex. A new map is presently being traced for the asteroid, and it will probably feature mythological bird names.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey recently discussed what would happen if the asteroid that caused the Chelyabinsk impact event hit a heavily-populated city.
Archival records from sky surveys show it had previously been observed but wasn’t recognised as a near-Earth asteroid.
Scientists continue to find dangerous asteroids in Earth’s vicinity, but to fully capture the threat these nearby space rocks pose, they need tools that aren’t in operation now and may not be for years to come.
Astronomers in Brazil and the United States separately discovered 2019 OK a couple of days ago, but it’s surprise visit was only announced a couple of hours before it passed by.
Modeling the shape and movement of near-Earth asteroids is now up to 25 times faster thanks to new research.
NASA says it can’t afford to build a space telescope considered the fastest way to identify asteroids that might impact the Earth with terrible consequences.
In what it called a “breakthrough”, the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy declared it had detected Saturday’s relatively small incoming asteroid in advance in a press statement.
A famous astrophysicist (and guitar player) tells all about an ambitious mission to save humanity from asteroids, should one ever threaten Earth.
Scientists, scholars, astrophysicists, engineers, students and academics will gather in 192 countries to be part of the official United Nations’ day of awareness and education.
A small, harmless space rock turned into a fireball in our atmosphere. What’s unusual is that astronomers saw it beforehand.
Exactly what will happen when our planet sweeps through the Taurid Complex is unknown, but astronomers are preparing to observe the contents of the cosmic debris.
Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars.