An asteroid about the same size as the Chelyabinsk meteor flew by Earth at a proximity equivalent to about half the distance between our planet and the moon. The space rock was discovered only two days before it whizzed by.
Space January 10, 2017
Three asteroids passed close to Earth this week. The third, a bus-sized asteroid, passed by the planet in a path 6 times closer than the moon. How long will it be before a catastrophe strikes?
Space March 8, 2014
2014 DX110 may have barely missed us, Wednesday, but the Earth is in danger from millions of similar objects, dubbed Near Earth Objects (NEOs), speeding through space.
Space March 6, 2014
2014 DX110, an asteroid unknown until 28 February, will pass closer to the Earth than the distance to the Moon on Wednesday. Here's how to see it live.
Space March 5, 2014
Scientists have warned that Chelyabinsk-type meteors are more common than thought.
Space November 13, 2013
Astronauts have warned the UN about the dangers of near-earth objects (NEOs) and ways to protect Earth from their impact.
Space October 28, 2013
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