Category: Asteroid

Scientists reveal asteroid was discovered only two hours before impacting earth’s atmosphere

AN ASTEROID was discovered for the first time just two hours before it struck Earth’s atmosphere, scientists have announced. On March 11, Hungarian astronomer Krisztián Sárneczky from the Konkoly Observatory near Budapest uncovered a small asteroid heading towards our planet. Designated 2022 EB5, the small rocky object impacted Earth just north of Iceland. Measuring at […] Read More

Large asteroid stronger than nuke heading towards Earth late December

2018 AH is estimated to be around 190 meters long, similar to the Tunguska asteroid, meaning it would be far more powerful than a nuclear bomb. A large asteroid the size of the Washington Monument is heading for Earth in late December that, if it impacts, would cause devastation far greater than an atomic bomb, according to […] Read More

An asteroid the size of the Eiffel Tower is heading for Earth in December

Dubbed 4660 Nereus, or 1982 DB, this vaguely egg-shaped asteroid has a size of approximately 330 meters. But while considered potentially hazardous, it also has potential for exploration. An asteroid is seen approaching Earth (illustrative). A large asteroid approximately 330 meters long is heading for Earth in early December, according to NASA’s asteroid tracker. Dubbed 4660 […] Read More

NASA set to launch November mission to deflect ‘devastating’ asteroid from hitting Earth by NUDGING it with a spacecraft

NASA said on Monday that its mission to deflect an asteroid in deep space using a spacecraft is targeting a late November launch. Known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, the U.S. space agency will send the DART spacecraft to a pair of asteroids – the Didymos binary – at 1:20 a.m. EST on […] Read More

Four Asteroids Will Skim Past Earth This Easter Weekend In A Series Of Close Flybys

Never knew the 4 horsemen rode asteroids now! The space rocks are traveling up to 57,000mph and the largest of the bunch is as tall as the Empire State Building. NASA has classed the asteroids as “near-Earth objects” (NEOs) and is keeping them under constant supervision. Tens of thousands of NEOs are tracked by scientists […] Read More

Burning Space Rock Smashes the Ground in Uttar Pradesh, India (VIDEO)

A mysterious space rock has hit the ground in Ghaziabad, India on March 5, 2020. The meteorite went boom just before it struck the ground, causing panic among locals. The burning space rock kept smoldering even after being extinguished with water. Several residents reported seeing three objects falling from the sky. Scientists believe the mysterious […] Read More

NASA warns of ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid buzzing by this Weekend

A potentially hazardous asteroid that’s big enough to trigger a nuclear winter and mass extinction events on Earth following a collision will intersect the planet’s path this weekend. According to the data collected by NASA, the approaching asteroid is larger than the tallest man-made structure in the world. NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) […] Read More

‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA

An asteroid estimated to be around the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza may hit the Earth on May 6, 2022, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Despite the one in 3,800 odds — a measly 0.026% chance — of the asteroid smashing into the Earth, the worst-case scenario will surely […] Read More