UK Asteroid

This Meteorite Is So Bright, It Turned Night Into Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Tech

If you have ever looked up into the night sky hoping to catch a glimpse of a shooting star but not had much luck, may we suggest a holiday to Siberia?...

This Is How NASA Is Protecting The World Against Armageddon

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech

If the human race doesn’t manage to successfully destroy itself without help, don’t worry because our fragile planet is constantly being swarmed b...

New NASA Warning System Tells Us When Asteroids Are Flying Towards Earth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech

Instead of letting us bask in eternal ignorance as a giant destructive fireball hurtles towards Earth, NASA’s new warning system is being used to gi...

NASA Is Sending A Probe To Investigate An Asteroid That Could Eventually Hit Earth

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Tech

NASA is sending a probe to an asteroid that could one day hit Earth. Bennu is a remarkable object because it is both the most suitable asteroid we hav...

Scientists Discover Asteroid Strike That Would Have Made 'Cliffs Crumble'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Tech

Earth has experienced the apocalypse more than once. From the famous Chicxulub asteroid which wiped out the dinosaurs to the Ordovician–Silurian ext...

Scientists Think We're Not Taking The Apocalypse Seriously Enough

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Tech

A robot apocalypse, deadly virus or giant asteroid might all sound like great plots for B-list movies but scientists have warned that they're far more...

Close Shave Asteroid Has Its Own Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

The blurry video you can see above are some of the first images sent through of the asteroid which skimmed past Earth and as you can see, they show so...

Asteroid The Size Of A Mountain Headed Towards Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

A Russian astrophysicist has confirmed that his team have discovered a giant mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three ye...

Earth Becomes Target Practise For Passing Asteroid

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

A meteor has hit Nicaragua, leaving a crater that's around 39 feet in radius and over 16 feet deep. The impact was believed to have taken place at aro...

This Is A Near-Earth Asteroid. Its Name Is 'The Beast'. It Is Scary.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has revealed some astonishingly detailed images of a huge near-Earth asteroid nicknamed "the Beast". The 21 pictures were produced using an Ea...

No, An Asteroid Will Not Extinguish All Life In 2041

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has confirmed that a 'Manhattan sized' asteroid will not strike the Earth in 2041 after a 'citizen journalism' article on CNN claiming otherwise ...

'Nuclear Scale' Asteroids Have Struck Earth 26 Times Since 2000

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

More than 26 asteroid strikes more powerful than a nuclear explosion have been recorded since 2000. Some were more powerful - in one case, dozens o...

Another Fireball Explodes Over Russia...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech

Last year a meteor famously exploded over Chelyabinsk in Russia, injuring 1,000 people and blanketing the web in amazing videos and pictures of space ...

'Mini Saturn': This Asteroid Is So Massive It Has Its Own Ring System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech

An asteroid orbiting the Sun between Saturn and Uranus is girdled by two rings, scientists have learned. Previously only giant gas planets, most fa...

Nasa Offers $35,000 If You Can Stop This Happening

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has offered data scientists up to $35,000 if they can develop algorithms that can be used to better detect asteroids. The contest, announced o...

Meteor Hits New Mexico

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Tech

A meteor has been caught on camera burning up in the atmosphere above New Mexico. The video was recorded on March 6th, 2014, near the town of Lamy....

LIVE: Asteroid 2000 EM26 Passes Over Earth

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech

A "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of three football fields will come uncomfortably close to Earth early Tuesday. The space rock, known as...

GULP: Massive 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid To Fly Over Earth On Monday

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

An asteroid three times the size of a football pitch travelling at 27,000 miles per hour is about to pass close to Earth. And you can watch live on...

Evidence Of Life Found Inside Meteorite's Remains

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered evidence of life inside the remains of an ancient meteorite. But don't worry, those of you who fear the inevitable invas...

Astronomers 'Dumbfounded' By Strange Asteroid With Six Tails

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A unique and unexplained phenomenon has been discovered in space - an asteroid which appears to have six tails. The Hubble Space Telescope spotted ...

'Fireball' Lights Up The Californian Sky - And Social Media

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Reports of an 'insane' fireball spotted over the skies of California have been explained a probable meteor strike. The bright spot was seen in the ...

Massive Asteroid Could Hit Earth In 2032, Say Ukrainian Scientists

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers in Ukraine say a deadly asteroid is likely to collide with the Earth in 2032. According to a Russian news service, researchers at an ob...

Russian Meteorite Recovered?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A half-ton rock pulled out of a lake in Russia might be a chunk of the meteorite which exploded over Chelyabinsk earlier this year. Scientists said...

Russian Astronomers Claim An Asteroid Just Narrowly Missed Hitting Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech

Russian researchers claim to have spotted an asteroid pass narrowly above the Earth, unbeknownst to astronomers. The asteroid was reported to be si...

Russian Meteor Shockwave 'Travelled Twice Around The World' Says Report

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech

The meteor which injured more than 1,000 people when it exploded above a town in Russia earlier this year created a shockwave which traveled twice aro...