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'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...

Massive Near-Earth Asteroid 'Has Its Own Moon'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

A massive asteroid currently flying past the Earth has its own moon, Nasa has said. Asteroid 1998 QE2 is about 2.7 kilometres in diameter - about t...

PICS: Massive Asteroid Set To Sail Past Earth On Friday

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Tech

The bad news: a massive asteroid is to pass relatively close to the Earth this week. The good news: it won't hit us - and you might actually be abl...

Giant Asteroid Set To Pass Earth By End Of Month (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Tech

An asteroid approximately 1.7miles in length, nine times the length of the QE2 cruise ship, is set pass by Earth at the end of May, according to Nasa....

Farmer's Rock Used To Cure Ham Turns Out To Be £3.4 M Asteroid

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

A rock found by a Spanish farmer has been revealed to be an asteroid worth $5.3 million - 30 years since it was found and put to work as a press for c...

Did a Comet, Asteroid or a Giant Volcano Kill Off the Dinosaurs?

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

The latest in an array of possible causes of the 'Death of the Dinosaurs', is the possibility that it was a comet that was responsible for the dinosaurs demise.

Nasa Reveals Our Best Defence Against A Deadly Asteroid Is... 'Prayer'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa chief Charles Bolden has said the best defence against asteroids is... prayer. The remark was made at the US House of Representatives Science ...

Funny Tweets Of The Week: Hilary Mantel, The Brits And More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Comedy

What a week! And it all kicked off - literally - with the Daily Mail headline 'HILARY MENTAL'. Which in turn led to David Cameron and Ed Miliband wadi...

WATCH: Radar Shows Clearest View Yet Of Near-Miss Asteroid

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has released a video of the asteroid DA14 which came within 17,200 miles of Earth last week. The Olympic swimming pool-sized rock had enough d...

UN Summit On Deadly Asteroids

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Tech

The United Nations has held high-level discussions about the threat of asteroids and meteors after last week's bombardment in Russia. According to ...

Russian Meteor Pictured From Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Tech

A European satellite has taken a picture taken from space of the meteor which crashed into a Russian town on Friday. And while there's no fireball,...

Conspiracy Theorists Claim Meteorite Was Shot Down By Russian Missile

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Tech

The tale of the meteorite which smashed into an Eastern Russian town on Friday seems strange enough - but now the internet is aflame with conspiracy t...