Articles about Asteroid

NASA's DART mission will try deflecting near-Earth asteroid next month

12 Aug 2022

Technology
NASA's DART mission will try deflecting near-Earth asteroid next month

Have you ever been scared of news of asteroids hurtling toward Earth? Well, things are about to change for good as NASA's 'Double Asteroid Redirection Test' or DART is set to deflect an asteroid on September 26.

Asteroid larger than two football fields whizzed past Earth today

04 Aug 2022

Technology
Asteroid larger than two football fields whizzed past Earth today

When it comes to large asteroids flying past, Earth has been riding its luck lately. Our planet was at its evasive best again today when another massive asteroid zoomed past us at 9:53am IST.

China devising planetary defense mission in 2026; targeting near-Earth Asteroid

20 Jul 2022

Technology
China devising planetary defense mission in 2026; targeting near-Earth Asteroid

China is set to enter the planetary defense game by targeting the potentially hazardous asteroid 2020 PN1 in 2026.

Why is near-Earth asteroid Bennu's 'soft surface' puzzling NASA scientists

09 Jul 2022

Technology
Why is near-Earth asteroid Bennu's 'soft surface' puzzling NASA scientists

Two years after its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collected samples from asteroid Bennu, NASA has revealed something astonishing about the asteroid's surface.

Riskiest asteroid known to humans won't hit Earth in 2052

30 Jun 2022

Technology
Riskiest asteroid known to humans won't hit Earth in 2052

The European Space Agency (ESA) has some great news for us on this year's asteroid day - the 2021 QM1 asteroid has been removed from the agency's risk list.

Astronomers discovered asteroid just two hours before it hit earth

16 Mar 2022

Technology
Astronomers discovered asteroid just two hours before it hit earth

The fifth asteroid ever discovered before colliding with Earth crashed near Iceland on March 11.

Psyche: Why are scientists so interested in this $10,000-quadrillion asteroid?

02 Nov 2020

Technology
Psyche: Why are scientists so interested in this $10,000-quadrillion asteroid?

A new study has found that an asteroid in our solar system, Asteroid 16 Psyche, could be made entirely of metal and is worth an estimated $10,000 quadrillion.