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How Dangerous can be an Asteroid?

September 18, 2014 |

An asteroid striking our planet — it’s the stuff of science fiction. Many movies and books have portrayed this possibility (“Deep Impact,” “Armageddon,” “Lucifer’s Hammer,” and so on). Read More

Did a Meteorite Hit the Capital of Nicaragua?

September 15, 2014 |

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua on Saturday night, creating a 39ft-wide (12 metre) crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite. And authorities in the region believe the meteorite was in fact a shard of rock from the 2014 RC ‘pitbull’ asteroid that soared past Earth over the weekend. Read More

Newfound Asteroid will Come 10x Closer to Our Planet Than the Moon On Sunday

September 6, 2014 |

Earth is about to have a close encounter with a house-sized asteroid on Sunday (Sept. 7), when a space rock discovered just days ago will zoom by our planet at a range closer than some satellites. Read More

Early Earth had Violent Encounters With Giant Asteroids

July 31, 2014 |

In case you need a reminder that the solar system was a harsh place to grow up, the early Earth looks like it was in the middle of a shooting gallery. Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet’s surface with molten rock during its earliest days. Read More

How Rocky Planet Formed? Asteroid Vesta could have the Answer

July 19, 2014 |

Vesta, which has a 500km diameter and is located between Mars and Jupiter, is one of the largest known planet embryos and it came into existence at the same time as the Solar System. Read More

A strange space object will aproach Earth later this month. What we’ll see in the sky?

June 28, 2014 |

This summer we can see unusual comet which was of little interest until early this year. Now, The astronomers are watching it because, initially, this comet was an asteroid! Read More

Asteroid 2014 DX110 Will Come Closer To Earth Than The Moon Tonight

March 5, 2014 | 2

The asteroid 2014 DX110, which is 98ft (30m) across, will pass less than 1 lunar distance from Earth, offering an interesting show for those who want to pursue it through a telescope. Read More

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