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Asteroid similar to size of dwarf planet that exploded over Sudan contained water, scientists find

An asteroid named 2008 TC3 that exploded in the atmosphere of the Earth in 2008 was part of a space rock that contained water, researchers have found. The discovery was made when researchers analysed a fragment of a piece that landed in Almahata Sitta. Researchers found an amphibole crystal in this fragment of an asteroid. […]

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Asteroid Apophis-99942 may collide with Earth in 2068 and wipe out humanity

An asteroid named Apophis-99942 is racing towards our Earth and could collide with us by 2068. It is estimated to be a little shy of 400-metres and NASA has classified it as a ‘near-Earth asteroid.’ And though claims of the world ending in 2012 were fuelled by misinformation regarding Mayan calendars, this information is backed by […]

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Asteroid the size of a refrigerator might hit the Earth a day before US elections

An asteroid the size of a refrigerator might hit the Earth a day before the November 3 US elections. Celebrity astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson informed his followers on Sunday that an asteroid is headed towards us. It will likely hit our planet just before election day. Tyson called it “diameter the size of a refrigerator” […]

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Asteroid size of a school bus zoomed past Earth ducking many communications satellites

A newly discovered asteroid the size, if not shape, of a bus reportedly zoomed safely past Earth on Thursday. The asteroid came within just more than 13,000 miles of Earth, well below many of the communications satellites orbiting the planet, scientists said. The closest approach had been expected to occur Thursday morning over the southeastern […]

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Asteroid twice as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza to flyby Earth

An asteroid twice as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza is expected to zoom past Earth on 6 September, NASA says. The space rock said to be between 120m and 270m wide and between 394ft and 886ft tall is called 465824 (2010 FR). Classified as a Near-Earth Object (NEO), the US space agency said […]

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Asteroid closer than Moon to flyby Earth on September 1

Asteroid 2011 ES4 will approach so ‘close’ to Earth, even closer than the Moon but pose no danger to us, NASA assures. An asteroid between 20 and 50 meters will pass by Earth on Tuesday, NASA has said. The asteroid’s closest approach will be 1.2 lakh km away, meaning that the asteroid will be closer […]

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Tiny asteroid to flyby Earth on eve of US presidential elections

American space agency, NASA on Saturday said that  an asteroid identified as 2018VP1 is heading towards planet Earth. In a release NASA said that the there is a 0.41 per cent chance of the 6.5 feet-long asteroid hitting the planet. This prediction was based on 21 observations of the asteroid over the course of 12.968 […]

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Potentially hazardous asteroid to zoom close to Earth on 24 July

An asteroid 1.5 times the size of the London Eye will make its closest approach to Earth on 24 July, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced. The NASA report further added that the 170 metre tall asteroid will come within just 0.034 astronomical units (AU) or 5,086,327 kilometres of Earth. It is moving at […]

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Potentially Hazardous Asteroid three times the size of London’s Big Ben flew past Earth

A giant asteroid, which has been named as 441987 (2010 NY65), shot past the earth on Wednesday June 24. This incident occurred in the early hours of the day. It is being said that the flyby roughly occurred around 06:44 UTC. According to a report published in Express, quoting NASA, the size of this huge […]

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Asteroid taller than Empire State Building to pass by Earth

NASA is tracking a giant asteroid which may be taller than the Empire State Building in the US, and it will be flying near the Earth on June 6 (Saturday). Given the name rock 163348 (2002 NN4), the space rock is believed to be travelling at a speed of 5.2 km a second or 11,200 […]