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  • 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...

     
  • Sun, showers… and an asteroid strike!

    Artist's impression of an NEO headed for Earth. Credit: NASA/ESA

    Anyone who has seen the disaster movie Deep Impact will recall the calm and measured tones of the US...

     
  • Tycoons’ mission to plunder asteroids

    Early Interceptor probes study a passing asteroid. Credit: Planetary Resources

    Science websites are awash with what must be some of the most anticipated space news ever. Since the...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Incoming! Another asteroid to skim by

    Incoming! Another asteroid to skim by

    A newly discovered asteroid will miss the Earth by only 7,500 miles on Monday – coming 32 times...

     
  • NASA probe to visit danger asteroid

    NASA probe to visit danger asteroid

    NASA is to fly a mission to an asteroid that threatens Earth with an Armageddon-style impact. The $800million...

     
  • Asteroid threat – but not until 2182

    Asteroid threat – but not until 2182

    A rather large asteroid is on a possible collision course with the Earth, space scientists have revealed....