According to NASA's Goldstone Asteroid Schedule, YB35 is about 500 meters (1,640 feet) in diameter. Beyond that, not much
Yeomans said he might grab his own binoculars and have a look himself. If you'd rather stay indoors, you can catch the action
"While this celestial object does not appear to pose any threat to Earth or satellites," according to NASA, "its close approach
Scientists believe that a huge asteroid smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs. But if that errant space rock was a whopper, it was a pipsqueak compared to an asteroid that scientists now say slammed into Earth 3.26 billion years ago.
Story continues below. Lowe and a colleague looked at rock formations in the Barberton greenstone belt, a large area in eastern
"Our architecture is designed for long-term human exploration of our solar system, including the goal of human missions to
An asteroid the size of three football fields is set to make a close brush of Earth on Monday (Feb. 17), and you can watch
It isn't statistically probable that we will encounter a supervolcanic eruption within the next century (or even millennia). But it isn't statistically probable that an asteroid will hit us either, and that doesn't stop us from preparing for the worst.
"Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi, flight director on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission, tweeted: So are most of the
The effort is intended to give scientists and engineers as much time as possible to learn if an asteroid or comet is on a
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As the world watches for a giant asteroid to give Earth a close shave on Feb. 15, famed science educator Bill Nye suggests now is the time to get involved in asteroid-hunting.
However, further work suggested the Chicxulub impact occurred either 300,000 years before or 180,000 years after the end
By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/17/2013 12:30 PM EST on SPACE.com ESA officials said that they are now seeking concepts
"But much sooner, a closer approach by a lesser-known asteroid is going to occur in the middle of next month when a 40-meter
In other words, "all clear." "Observations to date indicate there is a slight chance that AG5 could impact Earth in 2040