Comets and asteroids

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Earth NASA

NASA may tow asteroid to the Moon

Monday, 8 April 2013

NASA wants to grab a small asteroid and tow it into orbit around the Moon, as part of a long-range plan towards establishing permanent manned outposts in space, according to a U.S. senator.

Meteor over Russia

Forensic astronomy: the Russian meteor and 2012 DA14

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

One of the most exciting things about science is the detective work, and never was this more the case than Friday.

A gravity tractor uses the weakest force in the universe to move an entire asteroid.

Saving Earth from hazardous asteroids

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

If an asteroid was on path for a collision, what could we do? Here are some of the proposals – both the sensible ones and the wild.

dinosaurs wiped out by asteroid_COSMOS science magazine

Asteroid strike did in the dinosaurs

Friday, 8 February 2013

Scientists said they are a step closer to proving the death blow for dinosaurs 66 million years ago was a gigantic comet or asteroid that struck near Mexico.

Closest asteroid fly-by_COSMOS science magazine

Closest asteroid flyby in recorded history

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

An asteroid the size of a city block is due to come whizzing past Earth in February 2013

2036 asteroid collision ruled out_COSMOS science magazine

2036 asteroid collision ‘effectively ruled out’

Friday, 11 January 2013

The possibility that a 325-metre-wide asteroid will impact Earth in 2036 has been “effectively ruled out” based on new data leading up to yesterday’s flyby, NASA scientists announced.

Asteroid Apophis bigger_COSMOS science magazine

Asteroid Apophis 20% bigger than thought

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

An asteroid believed to pose a remote risk of colliding with Earth in 2036 is 20% bigger than previously thought, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

Aboriginal folklore leads to meteorite crater_COSMOS science magazine

Aboriginal folklore leads to meteorite crater

Thursday, 7 January 2010 - 40 comments

An Australian Aboriginal ‘Dreaming’ story has helped experts uncover a meteorite impact crater in the outback of the Northern Territory.

NASA debunks 2012 apocalypse myths_COSMOS science magazine

NASA debunks 2012 apocalypse myths

Thursday, 12 November 2009 - 22 comments

The world is not coming to an end in 2012, NASA insists in a rare campaign to dispel widespread rumours fuelled by the Internet and a new blockbuster movie.


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