Even more shocking is that no one saw it coming.
NASA will launch two new asteroid missions to find out more about the origin of the Solar System. The missions called Lucy and Psyche will launch in 2021 and 2023.
We finally have a final strategy to deal with deadly asteroids. Unlike what we've seen in Bruce Willis' famous film, and other hypothetical scenarios, this is official.
NASA detected space rocks that will be visible from Earth this early 2017. The other object is a comet and the other one is a rare cross between an asteroid and a comet.
The January sky will be enhanced by an orchestrated celestial show featuring Venus, Quadrantids meteor shower, Vesta asteroid, and the crescent moon.
A NASA scientists said a comet is capable of an "extinction-level" disaster and are more hazardous than asteroids. The surprising attributes of comets make them harder to detect and deflect.
Scientists have discovered that Ceres, one of the solar system's dwarf planets, actually has water ice all over its craters. This new discovery has shed light to some of the solar system's mysteries and may be one of the considerations for future interplanetary migration.
Is the planet prepared for an asteroid or comet impact? A NASA scientists say there's nothing anyone can do if it does happen unless the agency builds a comet and asteroid rocket that can be built and flown in a span of one year.
Recent scientific studies have shown that the Earth is slowly dying due to the amount of pollution and the over population. However, a NASA scientist has sent out a warning claiming that the extinction of the earth is soon due - and despite efforts to stop it, it will come. The cause of Earth’s extinction is said to be a comet or asteroid strike.
The asteroid that allegedly hit the Earth and killed all dinosaurs did not actually wipe out all life on Earth. In fact, it may have been one of the reasons why life was restored. There had been reports that life re-emerged exactly where the asteroid hit Earth.
Over the decades, there had been many speculations about the possibility that a large asteroid will hit Earth and wipe out the human race just as how it did to dinosaurs as theorized by scientists. But what will happen to Earth if this indeed happens?
NASA’s first asteroid return mission OSIRIS-REx will be multitasking during its journey to asteroid Bennu and search for rare and elusive Trojan asteroids.
NASA says a comet strike on Earth could be more catastrophic and damaging than an asteroid strike.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx will be able to see asteroid Bennu using three robotic eyes. The images will be sent to Earth for analysis while scientists wait for asteroid samples to arrive on Earth in 2023.