‘Planet Killer’ asteroid spotted lurking in the sun’s glare – and it’s headed for Earth

‘Planet Killer’ asteroid spotted lurking in the sun’s glare – and it’s headed for Earth

A huge asteroid is headed for Earth’s orbit – but astronomers aren’t worried. The rock has a diameter of 1.1 to 2.3 km and has been named 2022 AP7, discovered between the orbits of Earth and Venus. The study, written in the Astronomical Journal and conducted by the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, said … Read more

DART mission: How NASA hit the eye

DART mission: How NASA hit the eye

Bullseye! How DART hit an asteroid 7 million miles away Bullseye! How DART hit an asteroid 7 million miles away 05:09 Small asteroids hit Earth’s atmosphere every single day. It’s the big ones we care about, as depicted in such Hollywood extravaganzas as “Armageddon” and “Don’t Look Up.” “I’ve never been able to sit still … Read more