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Dino-Killing Asteroid Was NOTHING Compared To This Whopper

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.11.2014 | Science

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...

Jennifer Bendery

NASA Maps Out Plans For Sending People To Mars, Tossing An Asteroid At The Moon

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- NASA has some projects in the works when it comes to space exploration, but they're no big deal: Just grabbing an asteroid and throwing ...

Again? Newfound Asteroid To Give Earth Close Shave

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

For the second day in a row, a space rock is going to zip close by Earth within the orbit of the moon, and you can watch the encounter live online. ...

WATCH: Massive Asteroid To Zoom Past Earth

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 02.18.2014 | Science

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 the flyby in a live webcas...

Why Aren't We Preparing for Supervolcanoes?

Cadell Last | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

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.

Big Asteroid Headed Back To Earth

AP | Posted 10.21.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says a big asteroid that whizzed by Earth last month unnoticed is probably nothing to worry about when it retur...

Shutdown Takes Heavy Toll On Space Agency

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Tried visiting the NASA website recently? Thanks to the government shutdown, it's on hiatus. So are most of the agency's programs, including @Aster...

White House Gives Update On Asteroid

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Have no fear: The White House says an asteroid more than 1 1/2 miles long poses no threat to planet Earth. The big rock called Asteroid...

Massive Space Rock Buzzes Past Earth

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2013 | Science

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 9 - An asteroid as big as a city block shot relatively close by the Earth on Saturday, the l...

Another Giant Space Rock To Give Earth Close Shave

Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/06/2013 06:58 AM EST on SPACE.com A newly discovered asteroid the size of a football field will cruise through Earth...

How to Avoid Meteors

Marty Kaplan | Posted 04.20.2013 | World
Marty Kaplan

No one can avoid living where a chunk of space rock explodes with the force of 20 Hiroshima bombs. But the causes of climate change, unlike the contingencies of the interstellar cosmos, are within our control.

Asteroids and Ancestors

Al Eisele | Posted 04.20.2013 | Books
Al Eisele

It may seem far-fetched to claim that the meteor that exploded above Siberia last week deserves a footnote in the memoir I'm writing of my late parents, both prominent writers, but it's true.

WATCH: Bill Nye's Surprising Take On Asteroid Threat

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.14.2013 | Science

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 invo...

Giant Asteroid Will Get HOW Close To Earth?

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 02.08.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth next week, even closer than high-flying communication and weather...

New Evidence May Settle Dino Extinction Dispute

Posted 02.08.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/07/2013 02:11 PM EST on LiveScience The idea that a cosmic impact ended the age of dinosau...

Space Agency Seeks Ideas For Asteroid-Smashing Mission

Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/17/2013 12:30 PM EST on SPACE.com European space officials are seeking ideas to help develop a mission to knoc...

Asteroid Will Fly HOW Close To Earth?

Posted 01.11.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 01/10/2013 04:57 PM EST on SPACE.com The Earth is safe from the giant asteroid Apophis when it flies extremely close to ...

NASA Makes Statement On 2040 Asteroid Threat

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Science

So the world didn't end this past week after all, and here's some more disappointing news for apocalypse-watchers: New information on Asteroid 2011 AG...

TONIGHT: Giant Asteroid To Pass By Earth

Posted 02.10.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 12/11/2012 09:15 AM EST on SPACE.com A giant asteroid will make a flyby of Earth over the next few days, and armchair ast...

TODAY: Huge Space Rock Gives Earth Close Shave

Posted 10.12.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 10/12/2012 07:50 AM EDT on SPACE.com An asteroid the size of a house will buzz Earth today (Oct. 12) but poses no ri...

Risk Of Asteroid Impact Recalculated By NASA Astronomers

Posted 06.18.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/18/2012 10:20 AM EDT on SPACE.com A large asteroid that scientists initially thought could pose a threat to Ea...

TODAY: Airliner-Sized Asteroid Gives Earth Close Shave

Posted 04.01.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/31/2012 11:30 AM EDT on SPACE.com An asteroid the size of a passenger jet will zoom close by Earth on Sunday (Apri...

Why Human Space Travel?

Richard Garriott | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Richard Garriott

Human spaceflight can and will come down in cost by a factor of 10 to 100 in the next decades. The issue is not if we should explore and homestead in space but when.

WATCH: Bus-Sized Asteroid Headed For Near-Miss With Earth

Posted 01.27.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/26/2012 04:43 PM EST on SPACE.com A small asteroid will make an extremely close pass by Earth Friday (Jan. 27), coming...

WATCH: Asteroid Makes Rare Flyby Close To Earth

Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

A huge asteroid speeding through space at 30,000 miles per hour was projected to come so close to Earth on Tuesday that it would at one point travel i...