On Christmas, you can expect an asteroid to fly by, though it will be a friendly encounter, not a collision.
The fictional weapon from the movie Star Wars is so huge and destructive that it has caught fancy of humans on earth for quite sometime. There have been all kinds of discussions, starting from its cost calculation to the economic impact its destruction can cause.
With the help of data from monitoring stations designed to enforce nuclear test ban treaty, a study has found that the Earth is enduring far more dangerous asteroid impact than previously thought.
In the outer realm of solar system an asteroid with its own set of rings orbiting between Saturn and Uranus has been found. The space rock has completely perplexed the scientists being the first non-planetary object ever found to have its own ring system.
For the second day in a row, an asteroid buzzed past Earth.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured stunning pictures of a mysterious asteroid which -- of all things -- seems to have multiple rotating tails.
The White House and NASA are launching a rather ambitious plan that asks the public to help in searching and hunting down asteroids that may one day hit Earth, NASA said in a statement.
The mystery surrounding the extinction of dinosaurs gained a new “twist” this week, when scientists announced that it might have been a comet what drove those ancient beasts to extinction, rather than an asteroid as previously thought.