Asteroids

Mysterious Dwarf Planet Discovered At The Edge Of The Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have made the amazing discovery of a new dwarf planet at the edge of the Solar System - and the hint is there could be hundreds more. S...

'Fireball' Over Canada Sparks Asteroid Hunt

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

A massive fireball which streaked across the Canadian sky, lighting up social media, has sparked a mass hunt for the remains of a possible asteroid. ...

Massive Asteroid To Plunge Earth Into (Very Faint) Shadow And Eclipse Bright Star

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

A super-rare phenomenon will dramatically alter the night sky on Thursday, when an asteroid obscures one of the brightest stars from view. Asteroid...

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....

WATCH: Something Just Destroyed This Asteroid And We Don't Know What It Was

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have watched baffled as a mysterious force breaks up an asteroid in deep space. Asteroid P/2013 R3, which is located in the Solar Syste...

WATCH: Huge Asteroid Passes Between Earth And Moon

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Tech

Heads up - another asteroid just flew over the Earth. Asteroid 2014 DX110 passed above our heads from a distance of about 217,000 miles. That s...

WATCH: Massive Moon Meteor Strike Visible From Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Tech

A massive meteor which struck the Moon at more than 37,500 miles-per-hour was caught on video. The asteroid hit the Moon back in September, created...

WATCH: This Is What 100,000 Asteroids Look Like As They Orbit The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

This is our Solar System. Those things flying around it are asteroids. And yes, you should be scared. This new animation is the work of a group...

You Really Don't Want To Know How Bad We Are At Spotting Asteroids

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

Today in terrifying news about our total inability to spot incoming asteroids, we have a reality check for you. For while the existence of reassuri...

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...

How To Bag An Asteroid

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech

It's just over a year ago that an asteroid exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, with more power than a nuclear bomb, highlighting the dangers posed by n...

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...

This Is Nasa's Plan to Save Earth From Killer Asteroids

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

What's Nasa doing about Killer Asteroids? Other than telling us to, well, 'pray'? Actually, quite a bit. While we aren't yet able to send up cosmic...

NASA Finds Three New, Massive And 'Coal Black' Near-Earth Asteroids

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has reactivated a space telescope only to discover three new, "coal black" asteroids near to the Earth. The re-awoken Wide-field Infrared Surv...

Nasa Spots New Hazardous Asteroid Heading For Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

It's not quite Doomsday yet, but Nasa has spotted a new and "potentially hazardous" asteroid heading in the direction of Earth. The asteroid known ...

Asteroid Hits Earth (Just Hours After We Found It)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

We didn't have to wait long for the first asteroid of the 2014 - a sofa-sized rock hurtled through our atmosphere between 3 -10 pm on New Year's Day. ...

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 ...

Threat From Deadly Asteroids 'Ten Times Worse' Than Previously Thought?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The risk of large asteroids hitting Earth is ten times larger than we previously thought, according to a new study. Three extensive studies of the ...

Deadly Asteroids 'Must Be Found Before They Find Us' Astronauts Warn UN

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A group of esteemed astronauts has warned the United Nations that a "global effort" is required to protect the Earth against deadly asteroid impacts. ...

Japan Test-Fires Space Cannon Designed To Shoot Asteroid

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Japan has successfully tested a space cannon designed to shoot an asteroid. The Hayabusa2 will launch in 2014, with the aim of firing a metal bulle...

Watch The Skies (Because Nasa Isn't)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Among the many government agencies and functions shut down in the wake of the American Congress' stand-off with President Obama over healthcare, few c...

WATCH: Nasa Reveals How It's Going To Capture An Asteroid

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has already stated its ambition to hunt for an asteroid, capture it and redirect it for further study. In fact that incredible target is already ...

Astronomers Find 12 Asteroids Close Enough To Mine

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech

Until now we've filed the idea of mining asteroids into the same 'nice idea, let's wait 100 years' box as Elon Musk's Hyperloop and the release of Hal...

WATCH: Nasa Spots Fireball In The Sky Ahead Of Massive Meteor Shower

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers - and virtually anyone with a decent telescope and a view of the right bit of the sky - are looking forward to the annual Perseid meteor s...

Asteroid 5099 Renamed After Sci-Fi Legend Iain M Banks

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Tech

The late author, futurist and sci-fi icon Iain Banks has had an asteroid named after him. Asteroid 5099 is now officially known as 'Ianbanks', than...