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Oct 10, 2016
NASA test fires OSIRIS-REx thrusters during the journey to Asteroid BennuNASA has successfully maneuvered its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu, fine-tuning its trajectory to reach it.
Sep 09, 2016
NASA launches Osiris-Rex spacecraft to bring back samples from asteroid BennuUS space agency NASA on Thursday launched the nation's first mission that will visit an asteroid and bring precious samples back to Earth.
Sep 06, 2016
We will rock you in space: Asteroid named after Queen frontman Freddie MercuryAn asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit has been named after the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury
Aug 02, 2016
NASA to study Bennu, a giant asteroid heading towards EarthNASA will study a near-Earth asteroid that is coming towards our planet after being dislodged by a gravitational pull and could indeed strike us and cause massive destruction.
Feb 22, 2016
New technique may help divert Earth-bound asteroidsA new approach that uses a spacecraft to crash at high speeds into an asteroid headed for a collision with the Earth may prevent the potentially devastating consequences of an impact, scientists say.
Aug 20, 2015
Not to worry, Earth is safe: NASA rubbishes claims of an asteroid hitting homeNASA has rubbished claims that a devastating asteroid will hit Earth sometime between 15 to 28 September, saying there is not one shred of evidence of any celestial object impacting our planet next month.
May 04, 2015
Asteroid caused immense lava eruptions in India killing off dinosaurs, say researchersThe massive dinosaur-killing asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago likely triggered most of the immense eruptions of lava in India known as the Deccan Traps.
Mar 23, 2015
World's largest asteroid impact zone found in central AustraliaScientists have uncovered in central Australia what is believed to be the largest asteroid impact zone ever found on Earth
Jan 28, 2015
Asteroid BL86 that passed Earth has a small moon in tow, says NASAThe mountain-sized asteroid that made a close pass by Earth on Monday has a small moon in tow, radar images released by NASA show.
Oct 20, 2014
Once in a million years: Comet Siding Spring whizzes past MarsThe comet, known as Siding Spring (C/2013 A1), made its closest encounter with Mars today.