A bright fireball lit up the sky in Botswana, Africa. It is the result of an asteroid impact that astronomers detected just hours before it collided with Earth.
With so much asteroids speeding through space, is a crash imminent?
Even more shocking is that no one saw it coming.
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.
Planetary Resources managed to raise $21.1 million in funding to unveil an advanced observation capability of their CERES program.