Small Asteroid Flew Past Earth at Incredibly Close Distance But Posed No Threat

​With so many large asteroids making the headlines lately, it would be easy for a smaller one to slip the careful monitoring of various space agencies. In fact, one almost managed to do it. On April 27th, astronomers have spotted...

Large Asteroid Expected to Pass by Earth Next Week

Astronomers have spotted an asteroid speeding towards Earth, expected to fly by our planet next week. The space rock was dubbed 52768 (1998 OR2), and it is currently monitored by scientists from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The team of astronomers...

Asteroid Flyby Expected to Take Place on Wednesday

A newly-identified asteroid is expected to fly at a safe distance from Earth on Wednesday. Discovered on April 11th, Asteroid 2020 GH2 is around 43 to 70 feet (13 to 21 meters) and is set to pass by our planet...

An Asteroid Passed by Earth Last Week

A massive asteroid passed by Earth last week as it was closely monitored by astronomers. The space rock, known as 2020 BX12, is between 200 to 450 meters (656 to 1,476 feet) across and was traveling at about 90,000 kilometers...

Asteroid Discovered Last Month Passed by Earth

NASA released a few days ago a report of a massive asteroid that was allegedly expected to make its way towards Earth. The announcement was made on February 2nd, and the space rock was supposed to fly by our planet...

Small Asteroid Entered Earth’s Atmosphere Above Puerto Rico

​An asteroid was spotted above Puerto Rico on January 17th, lighting up the skies and provoking some hair-raising moments for people who spotted it. The space rock was traveling at about 50,400 kilometers (about 31,300 miles) per hour​ as it...

NASA Reveals A Massive Asteroid is About to Whizz Past Earth

Quite frequently, astronomers detect asteroids that may, in the future, travel quite close to our planet, and some that are even posing a danger to Earth and humanity. NASA has announced yet another asteroid news, with the space rock dubbed 2020...

Four Asteroids, Two of Which Were Just Spotted, Will Approach Earth

​NASA has announced yet another possible asteroid flyby past Earth. The space agency's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) is, at the moment, observing a small bunch of four asteroids that are currently heading towards us. Two if these space...