The DART mission will target the near-Earth asteroid's moon Dimorphos when it relatively close In the second half of 2022.
The day is aimed at creating awareness around near-earth objects (NEOs), which could pose a 'potentially catastrophic' threat to our planet someday.
Asteroids are a lot more than objects of scientific curiosity. Past encounters have warned us that asteroid impacts leave a mark.
Earth had glacial ice before the time of the impact – but afterwards, ice disappeared for hundreds of millions of years.
In the last few years, scientists have found a variety of exotic impact-related materials all over the globe.
Dust from a gigantic collision in the main asteroid belt 400 million years ago triggered an ice age on Earth.
DART will knock into one of the smaller 'moonlets' in a near-Earth asteroid system called Didymos.
Eight simulated years of prep wasn't enough for scientists to deflect the killer asteroid successfully.
GC6 asteroid will narrowly miss the Earth on it rotation around the Sun but it will be back in November.
During the Hadean eon in Earth's history, the planet was constantly bombarded by asteroids: Study.
OSIRIS-Rex could uncover a means of mining asteroids for precious resources like metals & water.
The melting of these rocks is best explained by meteorite impacts, according to the study
Oumuamua was first detected last October by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope.
It is a case of when an asteroid collision will happen, rather than if it will happen, says Alan Fitzsimmons