Apollo asteroid to pass Earth today, reveals NASA; From size to speed, know details

In recent months, Asteroids have been passing by Earth in large numbers. Just yesterday, as many as three asteroids passed the planet by a close margin. Two of them were 100 feet wide, making them almost as big as an aircraft. While such space rocks pass Earth closely on many occasions, they are not likely … Read more

NASA alert: Three asteroids to pass Earth by a narrow margin; Check speed, size and more

In the last few months, asteroid flybys have become a common occurrence. These space rocks, also known as minor planets, are rocky, airless remnants of the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. According to NASA, the current asteroid count is 1,351,400, with most of them revolving around the Sun in … Read more

Asteroid to pass Earth by just 721,000 km today, reveals NASA; Know how big it is

The first day of April is set to get a celestial visitor in the form of an asteroid. With the help of its advanced ground and space-based telescopes, NASA has shed light on an asteroid that has been observed travelling in its orbit, with a trajectory that will bring it close to Earth today, April … Read more

150-foot asteroid to pass Earth by a narrow margin today, says NASA; Check details

Earth has been impacted by multiple celestial phenomena in the last few weeks. Along with the vernal equinox, the peak of the solar cycle 25 is approaching which has led to increased solar activity. Additionally, we’ve also seen numerous asteroid approaches. While these space rocks do not pose a danger like solar storms, they pass … Read more

IAU names asteroid named after Indian professor, recognizing his contributions to astronomy

The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru, announced on Friday that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has honored renowned Indian astrophysicist Prof Jayant Murthy by naming an asteroid after him. The asteroid, previously designated as “2005 EX296,” has now been officially named “(215884) Jayantmurthy” by the IAU’s Working Group on Small Bodies Nomenclature. Positioned between … Read more

Gigantic 420-foot asteroid to pass Earth soon, reveals NASA; Know how close it will come

Asteroids have been passing by Earth in abundance. Just a few days ago, as many as four space rocks flew past Earth in one day. While most of these asteroids that pass by Earth closely do not pose any threat to life and property, it is still imperative to track them to minimize the uncertainties … Read more

60-foot asteroid to pass Earth by 1.03 mn km, reveals NASA; Know how fast it is approaching

NASA says as many as four asteroids passed Earth yesterday, with the biggest of them being nearly 140 feet wide, which is comparable to an aircraft in size. These close approaches by Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) like asteroids serve as a reminder of the constant threat posed by celestial objects and why it is crucial to … Read more

Asteroid Bennu samples collected by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx have building blocks of life, reveals study

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has delivered an extraordinary revelation with its sample collection from asteroid Bennu, unveiling a treasure trove of clues about the origins of life. Initial studies of the 4.5-billion-year-old sample have uncovered the presence of carbon and water, suggesting that the fundamental components for life on Earth may also exist within this extraterrestrial … Read more

Asteroid watch: Building-sized asteroid set to pass Earth today by close margin, reveals NASA

NASA says as many as four asteroids passed Earth yesterday and all of them did so by close distances. The biggest of them was Asteroid 2024 BD7 which had a width of almost 140 feet, making it almost as big as an aircraft. Now, the US Space Agency has revealed that just one asteroid has … Read more