Tagged With Asteroid

In 1954, an Alabama woman became the first known person to be directly hit by a meteorite — here's her strange story


The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs struck at a perfect angle to inflict maximum planetwide damage, a study found


There's a place at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean where hundreds of giant spacecraft go to die



The Geminids meteor shower peaks this weekend, with hundreds of multicoloured shooting stars. Here's how to spot them.


The Geminids meteor shower peaks this weekend. NASA's solar probe just spotted the giant trail of asteroid dust for the first time ever.


NASA is finally planning to launch a space telescope to detect deadly asteroids before they hit Earth. Here's how it could work.



An amateur astronomer accidentally recorded a rare flash on Jupiter. The culprit turned out to be a 450-ton meteor.


A 'city-killer' asteroid got scarily close to Earth yesterday, and astronomers didn't know about it until it was just days away


A Japanese spacecraft has landed on an asteroid after blasting it with a bullet. The mission will bring back rock samples to Earth.


A 1,100-foot-wide asteroid is on course to pass by Earth in a decade


NASA chief warns that people need to take the threat of a meteor crashing into Earth much more seriously


Japan dropped a bomb on an asteroid in the name of science, as it tries to learn more about the history of the solar system



Why Harvard scientists think this interstellar object might be an alien spacecraft


Why Japan is landing hopping robots on an asteroid


Here are the first pictures from the rovers Japan just landed on an asteroid 280 million km away


Japan hopes to land a spacecraft on an asteroid -- and has successfully begun orbiting it



An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty is set to narrowly miss Earth tonight


The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs triggered a natural disaster that scientists hadn't realised, according to new clues from the ocean floor


Experts think this newly-discovered object could be a spaceship -- and they're looking for alien life on it


Astronomers have discovered a bizarre-looking object that came from outside our solar system