Catalina Sky Survey

February 9, 2016

A small asteroid will fly by Earth on March 5 — here's what you need to know

On October 6th, 2013, the Catalina Sky Survey discovered a small asteroid which was later designated as 2013 TX68. As part Apollo group this 30 meter […]
February 8, 2016

Nasa’s front-line defense against killer rocks from space

The Solar System Dynamics group of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is, as physicist Marina Brozovic explains, is like “flight control for the solar system.” Basically, it’s […]
September 5, 2014

'House-Sized' Asteroid to Buzz Earth on Sunday

On Sunday (Sept. 7), a house-sized interplanetary interloper will fly past Earth at a distance of only 20,000 miles — that’s one-tenth of the distance from […]
June 27, 2013

Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Unearthed in Space

More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered. The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was first detected on […]
March 4, 2013

Could a Comet Hit Mars in 2014?

A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably-close planetary flyby next year — but this time it’s not Earth that’s in the cosmic crosshairs. According to […]