News Stories relating to "Near Earth Asteroids"
Monday, April 28, 2014
The risk of a sizeable asteroid colliding with the earth has always been purported to be extremely low, with scientists reporting that such an event was only likely to occur every twenty million years or so.
Unfortunately, our collective sigh of relief could be a little premature, as recent evidence suggests that, not only is the risk...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Prophets and soothsayers have been predicting the end of the world for thousands of years, with possible extinction-level events cited as super-volcanoes or earthquakes, giant solar flares, pollution, plague and pestilence, and the favourite of the 20th century, nuclear war. There is no doubt that planet Earth is currently under-going what...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Near-Earth asteroid 2013 NE19, which is about the size of a football field, passed within 2.6 million miles of Earth on July 22. There was no danger that it would strike Earth, but there is a concern because it was discovered just last Monday (July 15). Had it been aimed at Earth, we would have had just eight days to prepare. An object that size...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
NASA has finally decided to try to do something about dangerous asteroids that may be headed for Earth
. They have announced a new "Grand Challenge" to find all dangerous space rocks and figure out how to stop them. But...