Asteroid News:

Asteroid close approach to test warning systems
…An asteroid the size of a house is passing close to Earth. The space rock… with the opportunity to test their asteroid-warning systems. A global network of telescopes…: "We are going to use this asteroid to practise the system that would observe…


Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by Earth
…The largest asteroid in more than a century is set to pass by Earth… for centuries to come. While other asteroids have passed closer to Earth, they were all… estimated to be smaller. Asteroids are the rubble left over from the formation…


Frog evolution linked to dinosaur asteroid strike
… of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests. A new analysis shows… occurred on the heels of the asteroid, which struck what is now the edge of the Yucatan… lineages that originate before the extinction and survive through the asteroid impact…


Fossil sheds light on bird evolution after asteroid strike
… evolved very rapidly after the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs… four million years of the asteroid strike. Like mammals, the birds that survived… of the eye after the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.'' DNA evidence…


Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'
…. The researchers recovered rocks from under the Gulf of Mexico that were hit by an asteroid 66…. It is becoming clear that the 15km-wide asteroid could not have hit a worse place on Earth…" period that followed the immediate firestorm. Had the asteroid struck a different…


Looking for dino asteroid material
… of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs in the very crater it made on impact… the asteroid's iridium.…


Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'
… they can now describe in detail how the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs produced…. This describes the roughly 15km-wide stony asteroid instantly punching a cavity… finally slopping down. When the asteroid struck the Earth, the rocks it hit also…


Lancashire student's asteroid research helps Nasa
asteroid speeding past Earth. He is sharing his data with Nasa so researchers there can… refine information about asteroid orbits and gather "vital information" which could…


Nickel clue to 'dinosaur killer' asteroid
… of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs in the very crater it made on impact… that could lead on to the discovery of asteroid material itself. This animation…. It should be stressed that the nickel is not in itself an identification of asteroid


Fossil clues to aftermath of dinosaur asteroid strike
… expected from the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs. In North America… University said: "Here we're showing in Patagonia - far away from the asteroid impact…