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  • Car-sized asteroid is filmed smashing into the Moon

    A NASA artist's impression of a small asteroid striking the Moon. Credit: Steve Roy, Marshall Space Flight Center

    Astronomers have filmed a small asteroid smashing into the dark side of the Moon, creating a flash bright...

     
  • Earth dodges another small asteroid

    An artists's impression of an asteroid like 2012 DA14 making a close pass of the Earth. Credit: ESA/NASA

    Earth narrowly dodged another cosmic impact today when an asteroid the size of a small house skimmed...

     
  • 80 million meteors like Chelyabinsk are threat

    The trail left by the Chelyabinsk fireball was recorded by Eumetsat's Meteosat-10 geostationary satellite. Credit: Eumetsat

    Astronomers have identified the meteor that exploded over Russia earlier this month and say we are under...

     
  • Asteroid 2012 DA14 set to skim past Earth

    An artists's impression of an asteroid like 2012 DA14 making a close pass of the Earth. Credit: ESA/NASA

    The Earth will dodge a cosmic bullet this week when a 50-meter wide asteroid skims past our planet. The...

     
  • Fireball on Jupiter after new cosmic impact

    A previous impact photographed by Anthony Wesley from Australia. Credit: Anthony Wesley

    Jupiter is exciting astronomers again after yet another impact produced a brilliant flare in its atmosphere...

     
  • NASA crew trains for mission to asteroid

    The simulated view of an asteroid close-up from the Desert Rats' "spaceship". Credit: NASA

    Five NASA volunteers have begun rehearsing for an expedition to an asteroid. The crew of scientists and...

     
  • Expedition finds world’s oldest impact site

    An impression of a major asteroid impact on Earth. Credit: GEUS.

    Scientific detective work has discovered the oldest known impact site in the world. The 100km (60 mile)...

     
  • Dawn gets the lowdown on Vesta

    These composite images from the framing camera aboard NASA’s Dawn spacecraft show three views of a terrain with ridges and grooves near Aquilia crater in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

    New images from NASA’s Dawn mission are allowing scientists to peel back the layers of giant asteroid...

     
  • Earth will dodge new asteroid in 2013

    An impression of an asteroid orbiting Earth

    A newly-discovered asteroid that is around 50 meters wide will narrowly miss colliding with the Earth...

     
  • Japan’s new bid to sample asteroid

    How Hayabusa 2 will look as it collects samples. Credit: JAXA

    Japanese space scientists are to launch a second robotic mission to grab some asteroid dirt following...

     
  • Impact threat to Earth is still real

    Impact threat to Earth is still real

    A new study on comet and asteroid impact craters has found that the Earth is just as likely to be struck...

     
  • Dawn breaks for asteroid Vesta

    Dawn breaks for asteroid Vesta

    NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been captured into orbit around the asteroid Vesta to begin a year long...