Asteroid

  • Asteroid will pass by Earth on Wednesday: NASA 05-03-2014 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: An asteroid will safely pass Earth on Wednesday - closer than the distance from Earth to the moon. It happens about 20 times a year. This asteroid, 2014 DX110, is estimated to be about 100 feet (30 meters) across. Its closest approach to Earth will be at about...
  • Nuclear bombs can destroy killer asteroids in space 16-02-2014 05:23 PM

    New York: Asteroids that pose a threat to Earth can be destroyed in space using a nuclear bomb, even with warning times of a week or less, scientists say. "We have the solution, using our baseline concept, to be able to mitigate the asteroid-impact threat, with any range of warning,"...
  • Large asteroid not likely to hit Earth in 2032: NASA 20-10-2013 03:13 PM

    A newly discovered 1,300-foot-wide asteroid that buzzed past Earth last month will likely return in 2032, but the chances that it will hit our planet are very slim - just 1 in 63,000 - NASA has said. The asteroid 2013 TV135 made a close approach to Earth on September 16,...
  • India Positive: Stories of dedication and hard work 04-08-2013 10:56 AM

    In the age of homework, friends and games, two students of class VII have different priority. Shourya Chambial and Gaurav Pati, aged 12, discovered asteroid and made a mark internationally. ...
  • NASA to launch mission to capture, redirect an asteroid 26-06-2013 05:40 AM

    Bangalore: US' National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) will launch a space mission to capture and redirect an asteroid into an orbit closer to earth to enable its astronauts to visit it, a top space official said on Tuesday. "As part of our new initiative, we are going to launch...
  • Giant asteroid swinging by the Earth today has its own moon 31-05-2013 03:10 PM

    Washington: Astronomers getting their first close-up glimpse of a giant asteroid about to whiz by Earth found a surprise bonus rock. A smaller moon asteroid is circling the larger space rock, an unusual but not unheard of space phenomenon. The larger 1.7 mile-wide rock named Asteroid 1998 QE2 will be...
  • Private firms may travel to lunar surface: NASA report 25-05-2013 05:08 AM

    London: A study of future human missions has indicated corporate researchers could be living on the moon by the time NASA astronauts head off to visit an asteroid in the 2020s. The study by Bigelow Aerospace, commissioned by NASA, shows "a lot of excitement and interest from various companies" for...
  • Gigantic asteroid to fly past Earth on May 31 19-05-2013 05:28 PM

    Washington: A gigantic asteroid will fly by Earth at the end of this month, making its closest approach for at least the next two centuries. On May 31, asteroid 1998 QE2, believed to be about 2.7 kilometres or nine Queen Elizabeth 2 ship-lengths in size, will sail serenely past Earth,...
  • NASA to lasso asteroid, bring it closer: Senator 06-04-2013 08:12 PM

    Washington: NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top senator said Friday. The ship would capture the 500-ton, 25-foot asteroid in 2019. Then using an Orion space capsule, a crew of about four astronauts...
  • Newly discovered asteroid to pass close by Earth tonight 15-02-2013 08:46 AM

    An asteroid, the size of a small football field is to fly past Earth - closer than ever before - almost at a touching distance of just 27,000 kilometres. ...
  • Snapshot: Earth's close encounter with asteroid 08-11-2011 07:11 PM

    This image made from radar data taken in April 2010 by the Arecibo Radar Telescope in Puerto Rico and provided by NASA/Cornell/Arecibo shows asteroid 2005 YU55. The asteroid, bigger than an aircraft carrier, will dart between the Earth and moon Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - the closest encounter by such...
  • Giant asteroid to brush past Earth 08-11-2011 07:47 AM

    Cape Canaveral: A huge asteroid will pass closer to Earth than the moon on Wednesday morning, giving scientists a rare chance for study without having to go through the time and expense of launching a probe, officials said. Earth's close encounter with Asteroid 2005 YU 55 will occur at 8:28...
  • NASA identifies 90 pc of near-Earth asteroids 30-09-2011 09:05 AM

    Los Angeles: A latest NASA survey on Thursday detected 93 per cent of the largest near-Earth asteroids, which reduced the risk of an unwarranted impact with Earth. The findings indicated that there were significantly fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously thought, roughly about 19,500. Astronomers, however, said...
  • Indian students track down asteroids 02-09-2011 10:17 AM

    New Delhi: A bunch of Indian students have left their mark on the Solar System as they have tracked down some extremely rare asteroids. The kids might look like average teenagers. But the truth is, they're special agents on a mission to Space. The students of Bal Bharti School were...
  • Delhi students discover new asteroid 31-08-2011 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: Two Delhi students have made history by discovering a new asteroid as part of a unique astronomy project connected to US space agency NASA. The duo will also get an opportunity to name the asteroid. Vaibhav Sapra and Sharanjeet Singh, Class 12 students of Bal Bharati Public School...
  • China has a plan to avoid asteroid collision? 19-08-2011 12:00 PM

    Beijing: A group of Chinese scientists have proposed a method to prevent the possible collision of Apophis - a 46-million-tonne asteroid - with the Earth in 2036. The asteroid - which is 270 metres in diameter - will approach Earth at a distance of 37,000-38,000 km in 2029. In 2036,...
  • Small asteroid swings harmlessly past Earth 28-06-2011 12:10 PM

    Los Angeles: Whew, that was close. An asteroid the size of a tour bus streaked harmlessly past Earth on Monday, passing within 7,600 miles. Discovered only last week, the relatively small space rock made a hairpin turn around the planet at about 10 a.m. PDT, sailing high over the southern...
  • Asteroid to swing past Earth today 27-06-2011 09:05 AM

    It's going to be a close encounter as an asteroid as big as a bus is hurtling towards Earth, but it will have no deep impact as it's expected to burn up in the atmosphere. ...
  • Bus-sized asteroid to pass close to Earth today 27-06-2011 08:56 AM

    New Delhi: A newly-discovered asteroid at least the size of a bus and orbiting around the sun, will pass in close proximity to the Earth on Monday. The asteroid 2011 MD will pass only 12,000 kilometres (7,500 miles) above Earth's surface at around 6:56 pm on Monday, Science Popularisation Association...
  • Bus-sized asteroid to pass close to Earth 26-06-2011 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: A newly-discovered asteroid at least the size of a bus and orbiting around the sun, will pass in close proximity to the Earth on Monday. The asteroid 2011 MD will pass only 12,000 kilometres above Earth's surface at around 6.56 pm on Monday, Science Popularisation Association of Communicators...
  • Name the song, and your car stereo will play it 07-01-2011 10:56 AM

    London: Now your car stereo will play whatever you desire from among millions of songs, just name the song. The Parrot Asteroid, which is also the first in-car music system that can download apps, was launched Wednesday at the 44th International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Using Google's Android...