Asteroids

First asteroid seen from outside our solar system has bizarre shape

Astronomers today confirmed that an asteroid first spotted zipping through our solar system last month came from another star system. 'Oumuamua — …

Science

No, the Asteroid Apophis STILL Won’t Hit Us in 2036

Wait, what? People are still fearmongering about Apophis? <i>Seriously?</i><p>Sigh.<p>OK, let’s start this off with the conclusion: As the title says, the asteroid …

Space Exploration

Artist’s impression of the interstellar asteroid `Oumuamua

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Here Come the Asteroids

Grounding Elements<p>Crystal of the Moment<p>Here Come the Asteroids<p>zircon<p>A lot of us may have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning - or at …

Emotions

Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid, had it hit almost anywhere else

The age of dinosaurs met an unlikely end — because had the cosmic impact that doomed it hit just about anywhere else on the planet, the "terrible lizards" might still roam the Earth, a new study finds.<p>The impact of an asteroid about 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide about 66 million years ago created a …

Dinosaurs

If An Asteroid Were Heading Towards Earth, How Would We Stop It?

<i>If there is a huge asteroid capable of destroying Earth that is going to hit us, how would we attempt to stop it (2017)? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by C Stuart Hardwick,</b> …

Space Exploration

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid hit Earth in Exactly the Wrong Spot

Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid struck Earth in what is now the Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico. This event, known as the Chicxulub …

Paleontology

Here's the Exact Date an Asteroid Will End Human Civilization

Extinction-level events are ubiquitous in pop culture, but the impending apocalypse is more than fiction—we know the exact date the world will end, a …

Space Exploration

Asteroid-impact study says statistically, dinosaurs should have dodged extinction

There's nothing lucky about having an asteroid wipe out three quarters of all life on Earth, but a new study from Tohoku University in Japan has put …

Science

Bank Of America: This Is What $700 Quadrillion Could Buy You Today

In a whimsical, 100+ page report, meant to literally drum up interest in investing in an entirely new frontier, Bank of America tries to address the …

Peter Diamandis

Asteroid watchers predict EXACT DATE for potential end of the world

MANKIND’S very survival may rest in the hands of a grey-haired, pipe-smoking former Army major and his schoolteacher wife.<p>For Jay and Anne Tate are …

Birmingham, UK

Dinosaurs could still be alive if that asteroid struck (almost) anywhere else

The asteroid that vaporized the dinosaurs may now be synonymous with mass annihilation, but it almost wasn’t.<p>If that same monster asteroid had …

Dinosaurs

Chicxulub Asteroid Landed On The Right Spot And Triggered Dinosaur Extinction, A New Study Reveals

The dinosaur dynasty prevailed for millions of years, yet went extinct with the impact of an asteroid into the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, now …

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs extinct because asteroid hit the wrong spot on Earth, scientists say

Dinosaurs might still be roaming the Earth if the celestial object that smashed into the present-day Gulf of Mexico had hit almost anywhere else on the planet. By hitting the rocky terrain of the Yucatan Peninsula about 65 million years ago, however, the impact sent the soot into the air that would …

News (U.S.)

Dinosaurs are dead because of colossal bad luck

If you think the emergence of man was an inevitability, think again. The massive asteroid that struck Earth and triggered the mass extinction of the …

Lifestyle

How to Become an Asteroid Prospector

With the first mission to bring material from the asteroid belt back to Earth underway, the longtime science-fiction staple of commercial asteroid …

Flying

Dinosaurs could have avoided extinction if asteroid hit elsewhere - PM - ABC Radio

A new study out of Japan shows dinosaurs could have avoided the mass extinction that wiped out 75% of life on Earth if the asteroid that struck the …

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs would have survived if asteroid hit Earth elsewhere, scientists claim

When the cosmos shoots pool, it plays for keeps. It sank a six-mile-wide rock in our pocket of the solar system 66 million years ago. The smack of the asteroid against Earth released energy on the order of billions of atomic bombs. Dinosaurs were the cataclysm's most famous victims, joined by sea …

News (U.S.)

Dinosaurs could have avoided mass extinction if the killer asteroid had landed almost anywhere else

The decline of the dinosaurs, the rise of mammals and, ultimately, the origins of humans were even more unlikely than previously thought, according …

Dinosaurs Might Not Be Extinct Had the Asteroid Struck Elsewhere

Dinosaurs reigned supreme for more than 160 million years. Their dynasty came to a cataclysmic close 66 million years ago when an asteroid crashed into the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico at a site now known as the Chicxulub crater, paving the way for mammals — and eventually humans — to inherit the …

Science

Astronomers Practice Responding to a Killer Asteroid"

Beyond the Earth-Moon system, thousands of asteroids known as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are known to exist. These rocks periodically cross Earth’s …

Telescopes

The wonders of the universe in a single photo

NASA has lots and lots of hardware floating around in space, orbiting planets and cruising around Mars, and when it wants to show off its photography …

Space

Here are Nasa’s plans to save us all from a deadly asteroid strike

If you haven’t got enough to worry about, try remembering that at any moment an asteroid could crash into the Earth, killing us all.<p>Or maybe not, if …

Space Exploration

There’s so much going on in this breathtaking new Hubble photo you could stare at it for years

NASA has lots and lots of hardware floating around in space, orbiting planets, and cruising around Mars, and when it wants to show off its …

Science

An asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs might have also delivered a cosmic cancer-killing weapon

An asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have delivered us a cosmic cancer-killing weapon. Scientists have discovered …

Cancer

Rare metal from asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs could be used for the effective treatment of cancer

A 10-km wide asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs when it crashed into earth over 65 million years ago contains a rare metal -- iridium - that could be …

Cancer

Iridium in asteroid may be used for treating cancer

Scientists have found a rare metal found in asteroid that may be used in the effective treatment of cancer.<p>Scientists from the UK and China have …

Cancer

Dinosaur-destroying asteroid might have delivered a cancer-killer to Earth

Over 65 million years ago, an asteroid some 10 km (6 mi) wide crashed into the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs. Strangely, the legacy of this huge …

Cancer

Asteroid Photobomb! Space Rocks Invade Hubble Galaxy View

Interloping asteroids snuck into a stunning Hubble Space Telescope image of a distant galaxy cluster, painting S-trails across the foreground of a …

Astronomy

Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies

<b>Asteroid Trails Streak Across This Deep-Space View of Thousands of Galaxies</b><p>Photobombing asteroids from our solar system have snuck their way into …

Universe