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Forget distant fly-bys of giant rocks—this plane-sized asteroid will come within 1.7 million km of Earth this week!

Come Friday, this near-Earth object will make its closest approach to our planet in a decade!

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Last week, an asteroid pair came dangerously close to Earth, posed for some pictures and left!

Both asteroids 2024 MK and 2011 UL21 came in peace and were more than happy to be papped. 2011 UL21…

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Bengaluru-based Pixxel Space plans to mine asteroids for building settlements in space

Satellites can look for ice on asteroids which can be used as fuel by splitting it into hydrogen an…

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2 'potentially hazardous' asteroids will streak by Earth this week, one as big as a mountain. You can watch it live.

On Thursday and Saturday, two different asteroids will hurtle past Earth at close range. You can wa…

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NASA simulated an incoming asteroid impact, and the biggest roadblock to action was penny pinching

NASA gathered about 100 experts to practice a hypothetical discovery of an asteroid with a 72% chan…

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WATCH: Massive comet fragment blazes up in beautiful blue flames over Portugal and Spain

In Portugal, a fragment of an unidentified comet streaked through the atmosphere at a blistering 45…

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NASA monitoring asteroids hurtling toward Earth at ferocious speeds

According to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA's asteroid tracker, two a…

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One of India's ancient geological features might have helped kill off the dinosaurs millions of years ago!

The Deccan Traps are a series of lava flows that occurred at the end of the Cretaceous period, span…

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Icy pebbles may be carrying water to developing planets across the cosmos!

Scientists, exploring the origins of water on Earth and other exoplanets, may have uncovered a prom…

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Just Look Up: Giant asteroid the size of Qutub Minar to pass dangerously close to Earth

It is not just natural calamities and deadly viruses that may end the human race, giant asteroids h…

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A football stadium-sized asteroid will blaze by Earth today. Here's how to watch the potentially hazardous 'city killer' live.

Watch live as a "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of a football stadium whips past Earth to…

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This asteroid dirt might explain the origins of life on Earth

NASA has successfully returned a 250-gram sample of dirt from a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu. S…

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Crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid may have changed its shape in addition to its trajectory, NASA scientists find

Recent research suggests that DART may have done more than just redirect Dimorphos; it might have s…

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NASA explains how it would alert the public of an apocalyptic asteroid strike

In the event an asteroid is headed for Earth, here's how NASA plans to alert the public of an impen…

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Barack Obama says Jeff Bezos should worry about Earth before space. But Bezos says going to space is how you save Earth.

Barack Obama argues billionaires should focus on solving humanity's problems on Earth, while Jeff B…

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Billionaires going to space aim to industrialize the moon, asteroids, and Mars. It's time to set some ground rules.

Billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have huge plans in space, but there are no laws or regul…

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Earth got its water and organic matter from asteroids, finds Japan's space probe

Water and organic matter was brought to Earth by asteroids, finds Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe. T…

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Asteroid 33 Polyhymnia is so dense it may actually contain elements never before seen on Earth, according to a new study

Researchers believe that an asteroid in our galaxy is denser than the densest element in the Period…

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Scientists built a 3-ton camera with a 5-foot-wide lens to discover hazardous asteroids that NASA can't see

A Menlo Park, California, lab built this camera to learn about dark energy and dark matter, flag ha…

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Potentially hazardous giant asteroid to skim past Earth on Thursday: NASA

According to the Centre, as they orbit the Sun, the NEOs can occasionally approach close to Earth. …