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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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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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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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The asteroid NASA crashed into looks like a comet now, with a forked tail, Hubble image reveals

NASA is watching the asteroid Dimorphos closely since the DART spacecraft slammed into it. The come…

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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 comet has been spotted among Jupiter's ancient asteroids for the very first time

A centaur flying into a bunch of trojans sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but that is exact…

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NASA’s planetary defence system: The mission that plans to defend earth from asteroids, comets

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a spacecraft to its first full-sc…

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Comet Neowise is a dazzling sight, but it's also a reminder of how woefully unprepared we are for dangerous asteroids

A NASA telescope spotted Comet Neowise by sheer luck three months ago. If the comet were a killer a…

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A bright comet is heading towards Earth and could outshine the stars in the sky, say astronomers

Comet C/2023 A3 last visited Earth about 80,000 years ago. When it visits us in 2024, it could be a…

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An asteroid is acting like a comet — confirming what scientists have speculated for years

Asteroid 2019 LD2 isn't your typical space rock, and it's not acting like it either.

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A comet may have melted one of the world’s oldest civilisations to a crisp at more than 2,200 degrees Celsius

Abu Hureyra, one of the world’s oldest civilisations, might have been crushed by cosmic collisi…

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The space rock that doomed the dinosaurs was shrapnel from a comet that flew too close to the sun, a Harvard study suggests

The origin of the space rock that killed the dinosaurs has been a mystery. A new study suggests it …

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Asteroid gets caught changing colours for the very first time

Asteroid’s aren’t supposed to leave two trails of dust behind them — and neither were they supposed…

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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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NASA has plans to smash a spacecraft into an asteroid, to test if it can change the course of killer asteroids in the future

The DART mission aims to crash a low-cost spacecraft into Dimorphos, an asteroid about the size of …

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The biggest asteroid of 2021 is going to zoom past Earth tonight flying as fast as 100,000 kmph

An asteroid twice as big as the Statue of Unity is set to zoom past Earth tonight flying at 100,000…

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In a NASA simulation of an asteroid impact, scientists concluded they couldn't stop a space rock from decimating Europe

Space agencies participated in a week-long NASA exercise in which they tried - and failed - to stop…

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A Harvard-led team is launching a new project to search for physical evidence of aliens and their technology

Astrophysicist Avi Loeb is leading the Galileo Project, a program that will search for signs of ext…

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NASA and Europe’s first target to keep an asteroid from hitting Earth has officially been dubbed Dimorphos

In the past, it has held many titles from Didymoon to S/2003 (65803) — it’s provisional designat…

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Asteroid Day is next week — top five things you need to know

Asteroid Day happens on June 30 every year to mark the anniversary of the most devastating impact i…