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November 13, 2017

His Very Own Asteroid: Space Rock Named for Italian Astronaut

A European astronaut now has a permanent presence in space. Luca Parmitano — who flew on the International Space Station in 2013 — has an asteroid named after […]
October 28, 2017

Canadian astronomer spots ‘visitor’ from beyond our solar system

‘Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,’ professor says No, it’s not an alien, but we may have just been visited by something […]
July 26, 2017

Big, Dangerous Comets More Common Than Thought

There are a lot more big, potentially dangerous comets zooming through deep space than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Astronomers have likely underestimated by a factor […]
August 1, 2016

NASA launches probe to investigate huge asteroid it fears could one day hit Earth

The space ageny plans to collect samples from the giant space rock to find out the risk it poses The space rock is due to pass […]
December 10, 2014

Phew! Giant Asteroid Not a Threat to Earth, NASA Says

Claims that Russian scientists have discovered a huge asteroid that could threaten Earth in the near future are just not correct, according to NASA. Recent news reports from […]
October 18, 2013

Astronomers discover a massive asteroid that could hit us in 2032

Mark August 26th, 2032 on your calendar, folks. Ukrainian astronomers have just detected a 1,350-foot-wide (410 meter) minor planet that’s headed our way. The impact risk […]
January 5, 2013

Lunar Triple Whammy

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been circling the Moon for years, taking amazing close-up pictures of our neighbor. While every shot is pretty cool, every now […]
December 21, 2012

How to Defend Earth From Asteroids

Cant see video? View Here The Earth sits in a cosmic shooting gallery. Millions of asteroids orbit the Sun, some on paths that cross that of […]