asteroid impact

Another Asteroid Discovered Hours Before it Impacts the Earth

What were you doing last Saturday? As it turns out, I was doing something rather unexciting… Trying to fix my…

5 months ago

DART Showed We Can Move an Asteroid. Can We Do It More Efficiently?

Like many of you, I loved Deep Impact and Armageddon. Great films, loads of action and of course, an asteroid…

6 months ago

If You’re Trying to Prevent an Asteroid Impact, the Technical and Political Challenges are Staggering

While preparing for the threat of an asteroid strike might seem like a hypothetical exercise, it's really not. The Solar…

7 months ago

Did a Comet Airburst Destroy a Native American Community?

In 1908, when an object entered the Earth’s atmosphere above the Podkamennaya Tunguska River, it flattened 80 million trees over…

9 months ago

This Interactive Tool Lets you Simulate Asteroid Impacts Anywhere on Earth

Asteroid impacts rank highest on the UN's list of potentially species-ending calamities. They've been the subject of countless movies and…

2 years ago

Last-Minute Defense Against an Asteroid That Could Obliterate it Before Impact

Gazing at the night sky can evoke a sense of wonder regarding humanity's place in the Universe. But that's not…

2 years ago

You Can Blow Up an Asteroid Just a few Months Before it Hits Earth and Prevent 99% of the Damage

So far, the battle between life on Earth and asteroids has been completely one-sided. But not for long. Soon, we'll…

3 years ago

The Evidence is Leaning More and More Towards an Asteroid Ending the Dinosaurs

Which camp are you in: volcanoes? Or asteroids? When it comes to the extinction of the dinosaurs, science has whittled…

4 years ago

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid hit Earth in Exactly the Wrong Spot

A new study by a pair of Japanese researchers indicates that the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs…

7 years ago

Reexamining a Cataclysm

[/caption] One of the legacies of the Apollo program is the rare lunar samples it returned. These samples (along with…

15 years ago