Bennu is ready for its close-up.
Nasa has warned about the dangers of asteroids in the future – but not this one
Space object about a mile wide believed to have crashed into Earth around 1.2bn years ago
A Curtin University researcher has solved a nearly 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite impact, rather than atmospheric airburst, in findings that have implications for understanding the threat posed by asteroids.
Fictional crash tests the ways that disaster response and space agencies would deal with such a natural disaster
Walter Alvarez’s discovery of the element iridium in the K-Pg boundary, and the discovery of the Chicxulub Crater led to the reason for the extinction of the dinosaurs.
While space agencies simulate an asteroid impact this week at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference, there’s a real asteroid they’re monitoring that will make a close appearance in just 10 years.
On April 13, 2029, a 1,110-foot-wide asteroid known as 99942 Apophis will speed past our planet at an estimated distance of around 19,000 miles, potentially coming closer to the surface than some orbiting spacecraft.