asteroid

Football Field-Sized Asteroid to Pass Earth This Weekend
A giant asteroid the size of a football field is scheduled to pass through Earth’s atmosphere over the weekend. Scientists say that the 330-foot-wide fiery rock will miss striking the Earth’s surface by nearly 600,000 miles - about three times the distance between our…
Crater From World’s Third Largest Asteroid Found In Australia
After witnessing some of the damage that a dinner table-sized meteor did last week after crashing into central Russia, imagine the magnitude of destruction that would have occurred if that flaming rock was the length of 18 football fields. Now stop imagining, because scientists say it happened.
Earth Is Safe As Asteroid 2012 DA14 Passes By Harmlessly
A close flying asteroid traveling within 17,000 miles of Earth is on its way out.
The massive rock was the length of half a football field and in the same area as some of the world's orbiting TV and weather satellites.
Gay Yee Hill, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, described the moment the ast…
Doomsday Asteroid Officially Upgraded in Size
An asteroid that scientists said could threaten Earth’s atmosphere in 2036 is now believed to be substantially larger than previously stated. In fact, astronomers currently studying the dreaded, potential doomsday rock say asteroid 'Apophis' has officially been supersized b…