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One-two punch may have wiped out dinosaurs: Study

University of Oregon researchers conducted the study.

13 Feb 2018 4:51 PM

Asteroid coming close Friday: Don’t worry, we’re safe

The newly discovered space rock will pass within 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometres) of Earth on February 9.

09 Feb 2018 5:16 PM

First Interstellar visitor from solar system dazzles scientists

New data reveal the interstellar interloper to be a rocky, cigar-shaped object with a somewhat reddish hue.

30 Nov 2017 1:43 PM

First-known interstellar asteroid is a unique and shaped like a cigar

It’s thought to be about a quarter-mile long, and about 10 times longer than it is wide.

21 Nov 2017 1:03 PM

Metal carried by dinosaur-killing asteroid could kill cancer cells, cure disease

The precious metal platinum is already used in more than 50 per cent of cancer chemotherapies.

06 Nov 2017 4:20 PM


Dinosaur-killing asteroid cooled Earth more than thought

The research makes a more refined estimate of how much sulphur and carbon dioxide gas were ejected into Earths atmosphere after the event.

01 Nov 2017 5:35 PM

NASA using asteroid’s flyby to test global warning attack

The exercise will continue for another week, as observatories keep tracking the asteroid as it departs Earth's neighbourhood.

13 Oct 2017 12:12 PM

Earth to witness asteroid swingby over the southern sky on Thursday

The 2012 TC4, measuring at 15 to 30 meters, will miss the blue planet by 42,000kms.

11 Oct 2017 5:56 PM

Europe urged to reconsider pullout from 'Armageddon' asteroid mission

The test mission is crucial if we are to develop the capacity to protect our planet from incoming projectiles.

22 Sep 2017 8:30 AM

Largest asteroid in a century to whiz by Earth on Sept 1

The asteroid was discovered in 1981, and is named Florence after the famed 19th century founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.

31 Aug 2017 1:37 PM


NASA to observe asteroid flyby to test planetary defense tech

Scientists are certain it will come no closer than 6,800 kilometres from the surface of Earth.

31 Jul 2017 8:57 AM

NASA developing first asteroid deflection mission

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is moving from concept development to preliminary design phase

02 Jul 2017 2:07 PM

Asteroid collision with Earth inevitable; could destroy major cities

The warning comes ahead of the Asteroid Day to be observed on June 30.

21 Jun 2017 6:33 PM

Czech scientists see growing risk of asteroid hitting Earth

The new branch comprises objects moving together around the Sun, and the Earth encounters it once every few years for a period.

07 Jun 2017 8:17 AM

Winds and shock waves top list of most hazardous asteroid effects

A new study has found that violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous effects produced by Earth-impacting asteroids.

21 Apr 2017 3:58 PM


Large asteroid to pass close to Earth today: NASA

The next scheduled close encounter with a big rock will not happen before 2027

19 Apr 2017 8:32 AM

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19

An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on April 19 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance

15 Apr 2017 7:48 AM

Earth unprepared for extinction-level asteroid strike, warns NASA

NASA has predicted that a similar dinosaur wipeout event is overdue for Earth

18 Dec 2016 4:54 PM