Blogs and off-beat news sites have claimed a major asteroid will impact earth in mid-to-late September. Fortunately, they're wrong, the agency says.
Dominant species spread across the globe are just as vulnerable during a mass extinction event as more fragile ones confined to a single locale.
NASA's NEOWISE mission has tracked down an elusive family of asteroids that shun regular orbits in the asteroid belt, instead preferring a crazy roller coaster ride through the solar system's equatorial plane.
On July 25, 2015, the near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 -- a 'contact binary -- made its closest pass of Earth in at least over a century.
They look like the perfect couple formed by a simultaneous two-fer asteroid strike, but Quebec's Clearwater Lakes are nothing of the sort.
A core sample from 5,000 feet below the surface of the Chicxulub crater will delve 10 million to 15 million years into the past. Continue reading →
The primordial planet believed to have smashed into baby Earth, creating a cloud of debris that eventually formed into the moon, was chemically a near-match to Earth.
What better way to understand how to deflect an incoming asteroid than to smash into one to see what happens?
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