Asteroids

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Asteroid expected to closely pass earth next week

Asteroid expected to closely pass earth next week

Asteroid expected to closely pass earth next week

The asteroid is thought to be roughly 10 to 30 metres in diameter

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Huge asteroid to come within miles of Earth on Friday

Huge asteroid called Florence to narrowly miss Earth on Friday

Huge asteroid to narrowly miss Earth on Friday

Florence will be 4.4 million miles away, the largest asteroid to make a recent flyby of the planet

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Asteroid in Earth flyby to be used by NASA to test 'planetary defence system'

Nasa to test 'planetary defence system' in asteroid fly-by

Nasa to test 'planetary defence system' in asteroid fly-by

The rock, called 2012 TC4, will pass the planet at a distance of 6,880 kilometres

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

'We need to discover more about the orbit of asteroids before we can defend ourselves from them', warns space journalist

'We need to discover more about asteroids before we can defend ourselves against them', warns space journalist

'We need to discover more about the orbit of asteroids to defend ourselves'

A Nasa scientist, Doctor Joseph Nuth, has warned that humans are unprepared for a surprise asteroid or comet that could hit earth

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The film Armageddon could be coming true...as there are plans to mine on asteroids!

Armageddon out of here: Hollywood fiction to become fact, with gold-mining planned for asteroids

Armageddon out of here: gold-mining planned for asteroids as life imitates movie

In what sounds like a Hollywood remake, US firm Deep Space Industries have announced plans to start mining for precious metals in space. Astronomer Andy Lound tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the idea is not as far-fetched as it appears…