Are humans doomed? Stephen Hawking, the renowned physicist, thinks so. Hawking said that humanity will only have 1,000 years left, with an impending asteroid collision possibly wiping out humans by 3016.
Researchers are trying to prove if the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs punched a hole on the Earth's crust.
The powerful asteroid that wiped off the dinosaurs on Earth 66 millions years ago caused the planet's surface to vaporize and act like a liquid, a new study reveals.
NASA and FEMA performed an exercise to further enhance asteroid detection, the question now is, is the government prepared if an asteroid indeed hits the Earth?
The European Space Agency (ESA) is now entering the detailed definition phase of its Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM), which will be the first-ever mission to a binary asteroid system.
NASA moves forward with Asteroid Redirect Mission by testing its robotic capture system prototype with a mock asteroid boulder.
NASA's asteroid-detecting tool called Scout proved its worth when it managed to detect a speeding asteroid and predict its path during testing.
A scientists recently issued a warning saying that devastating asteroids could hit the Earth without warning.
A team of scientists has identified the first-ever evidence of a comet colliding with planet Earth about 56 millions of years ago, suggesting that the catastrophic event could have lead to an abrupt warming period or Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) on Earth.
NASA is planning to launch an Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to improve Earth's "planetary defense techniques" in case of an impending asteroid collision.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling mission, which launched on Sept. 8, could help protect the Earth from a catastrophic impact, astronomers said.
Just as NASA prepares for the launch of its asteroid-sampling mission OSIRIS-REx, another asteroid the size of a bus passed very close to Earth.
An asteroid passed by Earth at a very close distance last Aug. 28.
NASA will send OSIRIS-REx to investigate a giant asteroid that is capable of obliterating Earth if it hits the planet.