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This meteorite may be the first example identified piece of ancient Martian crust on Earth, scientists say. Black Beauty contains zircon crystal grains that are 4.4 billion years old, according to the new study. That's only about 100 million years
This diagram shows the orbit of asteroid 2013 TV135 (in blue), which has just a 1-in-63,000 chance of impacting Earth. Friday, allaying earlier reports that the massive asteroid might collide with Earth in 2032. Near-Earth Object Program Office, the
View comments The meteor fireball that crashed into Russia in February was part of a 656-foot wide asteroid called 2011 EO40. Spanish astrophysicists analysed fragments of the meteor that were scattered across the Russian town of Chelyabinsk, where
Details of the sensor's design and capabilities are published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Optical Engineering...Near-Earth objects are asteroids and comets with orbits that come within 28 million miles of Earth's path around the sun...
Russian meteor shower causes blast; hundreds injured From Alla Eshchenko and Boriana Milanova, CNN updated 4:35 AM EST, Fri February 15, 2013 Moscow (CNN) -- A meteor shower sparked an explosion that left 247 people injured Friday in southern Russia,
The asteroid, identified last year, will pass within 28,000km of Earth around 8.30am Saturday, NZT. The asteroid will pass closer to the planet than the orbit of some man-made satellites circling the Earth. Near-Earth Object Program Office has
It's a pretty quiet week in the market with little expected on the economic and earnings front. However, there has been some news on the celestial and supernatural fronts that UBS's Art Cashin notes this morning. Cashin, who usually writes about
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, told the media. At its closest approach, DA14 will be 27,300 km from Earth, about a tenth of the distance between here and the Moon. Near-Earth Object Program Office, which has been tracking DA14
An asteroid will give Earth a historically close shave next week, but there's no chance that the space rock will slam into our planet on this pass, experts say. The 150-foot-wide asteroid 2012 DA14 will zoom within 17,200 miles of our planet on Feb.
Apophis hitting the earth in 2036, based on information obtained by its telescopes in 2011 and 2012 and other new data...Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. "The impact odds as they stand now are less