Asteroid News:

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…


Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity'
… on Earth: it would either be hit by an asteroid again or eventually engulfed by our own…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


Nasa launches probe to study asteroid Bennu
…A probe called Osiris-Rex will sample the asteroid Bennu, which is on Nasa's… list of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, which means it could one day collide…


Asteroid probe begins seven-year quest
…Nasa launches probe to study asteroid Bennu The US space agency (Nasa) has… launched a mission to retrieve a rock sample from a 500m-wide asteroid called Bennu…-return mission - the Japanese brought back a tiny amount of dust from asteroid


'Fossil' meteorite was from asteroid smash-up
… body was involved in a huge collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter… certain of what it is." The hypothesis is that Öst 65 comes from the "second asteroid