Stories tagged: asteroid
Mon., May 21, 2018, 3:29 p.m.
Jupiter’s backward-flying asteroid from another star system
Scientists reported Monday that this interstellar resident is an asteroid sharing Jupiter’s orbit but circling in the opposite direction.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
NASA’s asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock
NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on its way to a space rock.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Team of researchers thinks dinosaurs were minutes away from surviving extinction
From our standpoint 66 million years later, it’s easy to assume the demise of the dinosaurs was an inevitability. But an international team of researchers is making a radical argument …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
How long did it take for life to rebound after the death of the dinosaurs?
It doesn’t take a very long time to irreversibly change the planet. In just a few dozen millennia – a geologic blink of an eye – three quarters of Earth’s …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
NASA chasing down asteroid to scoop up, bring back samples
NASA is going after an asteroid this week like never before. It’s launching a spacecraft to the exotic black rock named Bennu (BEN-oo). Once there, the spacecraft will vacuum up …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Far-away asteroid named after Freddie Mercury on birthday
Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit has been named after the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 70th birthday.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Dinosaurs were declining long before asteroid hit, study indicates
Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs had help from volcanoes, study says
Scientists have long blamed a single culprit in the sudden and violent mass extinction that took out the dinosaurs: an asteroid that came screaming out of the skies some 66 …
Thu., Dec. 31, 2009
Russia considers altering asteroid’s path
MOSCOW – Russia’s space agency chief said Wednesday a spacecraft may be dispatched to knock a large asteroid off course and reduce the chances of Earth impact, even though U.S. …