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Distant asteroid calamity shaped life on Earth 466 million years ago

Dust spawned by a gigantic collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter 400 million years earlier triggered an ice age.

20 Sep 2019 9:04 AM

Images from nearby asteroid probe gives clues on planet formation

The study also helps prepare for protection against asteroid headed to Earth.

23 Aug 2019 12:08 PM

Japan's USD 270 million craft makes second touchdown on distant asteroid

The successful touchdown was greeted with cheering and applause in the JAXA mission control room, with officials grinning and shaking hands.

11 Jul 2019 11:06 AM

NASA to explore giant asteroid that makes everyone on earth a billionaire

16 Psyche is a giant metal asteroid that comprises of iron and nickel and was first discovered on March 17, 1852.

28 Jun 2019 11:08 AM

What if an Asteroid was about to hit Earth? Scientists intrigued

Astronomers estimate a one percent risk the space rock will collide with our planet on April 27, 2027. What should we do?

30 Apr 2019 12:16 PM

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NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders

Osiris-Rex hooked up last week with the asteroid Bennu, which is only about three blocks wide and weighs about 80 million tons.

11 Dec 2018 1:08 PM

NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx, which flew last week within a scant 12 miles (19 km) of the asteroid Bennu.

11 Dec 2018 9:39 AM

NASA deep space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential Earth threat

Osiris-Rex embarked on NASA’s unprecedented seven-year mission to conduct a close-up survey of the asteroid Bennu.

05 Dec 2018 2:57 PM

NASA deep space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential Earth threat

Scientists estimate there is a one-in-2,700 chance of the asteroid slamming into Earth 166 years from now.

04 Dec 2018 11:09 AM

Japanese spacecraft drops observation device onto asteroid

The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the MASCOT was released from an unmanned spacecraft and successfully landed on the asteroid Ryugu.

05 Oct 2018 7:37 AM

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The asteriod is rocky: Japanese space rovers

Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is rocky.

29 Sep 2018 10:04 AM

Japan successfully lands robot rovers on asteroid's surface

Known as MINERVA-II1, the rovers are collectively world's first mobile exploration robot to land on the surface of an asteroid.

24 Sep 2018 8:10 AM

Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

An unmanned spacecraft released two Minerva-II-1 rovers on the asteroid Ryugu in an effort to get clues to the origin of the solar system.

21 Sep 2018 7:53 PM

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

The spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, has even snapped its first, blurry pic of the cosmic body.

25 Aug 2018 9:06 AM

Boulder-size asteroid disintegrated harmlessly over Africa

All three asteroids were discovered through the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona.

05 Jun 2018 2:45 PM

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Dinosaur killing asteroid wiped out first tree-dwelling birds: Study

The birds that did survive were ground-dwellers, birds whose fossilized remains show longer, sturdier legs like seen in modern ground birds.

26 May 2018 2:33 PM

Oldest object in the solar system could be 'Alien asteroid'

The asteroid, called (514107) 2015 BZ509 or “BZ” for short, measures nearly 2 miles (3km) wide.

22 May 2018 8:14 PM

Solar system's first interstellar immigrant discovered

All of the planets in our solar system, and the vast majority of other objects as well, travel around the Sun in the same direction.

22 May 2018 12:37 PM

Huge asteroid to skim past Earth a day ahead of royal wedding

The day before Prince Harry and Meghan tie the knot at Windsor, an asteroid is expected to come extremely close to the Earth’s surface.

18 May 2018 9:09 AM

Spacerock that can end life on Earth can't be stopped by Nasa, say scientists

Researchers say it might be impossible to stop the space rock, the size of the Empire State building, from crashing into Earth in 2135.

16 Mar 2018 1:02 PM

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