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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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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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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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Elon Musk has reportedly offered his sperm to help colonize Mars. It's unclear if that's possible.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk may be uniting two of his biggest life projects: colonizing Mars and having lo…

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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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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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A mystery 300-mile wide formation lurking beneath Australia may be the largest asteroid impact crater on Earth

Scientists think the asteroid impact may have occurred roughly 450 million years ago, when 85 perce…

Marianne Guenot   


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Adam Driver asked NASA how it plans to save Earth from world-ending asteroids

Adam Driver wondered how NASA would save the world if a giant asteroid were approaching. Three spac…

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NASA launches DART probe on a head-on collision course with an asteroid

NASA is testing a method it might one day use to save Earth from a city-killing asteroid. Ramming a…

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Watch NASA launch a probe to smash into an asteroid. It's practice for pushing city-killing space rocks away from Earth.

NASA may one day need to save Earth from an incoming asteroid. The plan: launching a spacecraft to …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Aylin Woodward   


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An asteroid nearly the size of a skyscraper will whiz between the Earth and the moon on Saturday in a once-in-a-decade event

NASA said an asteroid this size passing so close to Earth happens once in a decade. The asteroid DZ…

Kelsey Vlamis   


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The mystery of how the moon formed is still puzzling scientists. The secret could lie deep within our planet.

Scientists have several theories for how the moon first formed. The leading hypothesis involves a m…

Marianne Guenot   


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Neutron star collision can annihilate Earth’s ozone layer, leaving it devoid of life for thousands of years

Very recently, a team of scientists decided to explore the hypothetical possibility of such a kilon…

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A second space rock hit Earth after the one that doomed the dinosaurs - a nail in the coffin of the mass extinction

After a space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago - killing the dinosaurs - another asteroid hit…

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A mysterious rock orbiting Earth appears to be a chunk of the moon that was blasted away by a meteorite

The discovery could rewrite what we know about potentially dangerous space rocks and help better pr…

Marianne Guenot   


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NASA is finally advancing a space telescope that could track down dangerous asteroids before they strike Earth

Potentially hazardous asteroids often skim past Earth without warning. A space telescope that looks…

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NASA has led 7 asteroid-impact simulations. Only once did experts figure out how to stop the space rock from hitting Earth.

Since 2013, NASA has been leading exercises in which experts confront a fictitious Earth-bound aste…

Aylin Woodward   


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We'd need 5 to 10 years' notice to stop a killer asteroid heading for Earth

In a recent NASA simulation, scientists had six months to stop a hypothetical asteroid from hitting…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Aylin Woodward   


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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…

Aylin Woodward,Morgan McFall-Johnsen