Australian tsunami database reveals threat to continent
Australia's coastline has been struck by up to 145 possible tsunamis since prehistoric times, causing deaths previously unreported in the scientific literature, a UNSW Australia study has revealed.
Video evidence of 26 atom-bomb-scale asteroid impacts since 2000
At a press conference on Tuesday at the Museum of Flight, three prominent astronauts supporting the B612 Foundation presented a visualization of new data showing the surprising frequency at which the Earth ...
Astronauts to reveal sobering data on asteroid impacts
This Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, three former NASA astronauts will present new evidence that our planet has experienced many more large-scale asteroid impacts over the past decade than previously thought… ...
Scientists reconstruct ancient impact that dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blast
(Phys.org) —Picture this: A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger than the rock thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs slams into Earth. The collision punches ...
Be an asteroid hunter in NASA's first Asteroid Grand Challenge
NASA's Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will offer $35,000 in awards over the next six months to citizen scientists who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids.
Trove of data from Russian 'dash-cam' meteorite
The asteroid impact that burst over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on the morning of February 15 has provided a huge collection of new data that scientists have been analysing since. This week, three papers, two in ...
Chelyabinsk meteor explosion a 'wake-up call', scientists warn
Three studies have revealed details of the meteor that exploded above Russian city, Chelyabinsk, in February this year.
A crater as an abode for life
A new study shows how the heat generated from an asteroid impact could lead to a crater becoming a refuge for life, or even a potential birthplace for life's origin.
Watch live on October 25: Defending Earth from asteroids with Neil Tyson
Hundreds of thousands of asteroids orbit the Sun, and a very few have a high risk of striking Earth. But a direct hit can be devastating, as evidenced by the explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, this February of a meteor no ...
Asteroid expert says surveillance is key to survival, planning is key to defense
(Phys.org) —For the threat of meteor strikes large or small, early detection is key, and evacuation may be the only defense needed within the next 1,000 years, according to an asteroid impact expert.
Asteroid 2013 TV135: A reality check
(Phys.org) —Newly discovered asteroid 2013 TV135 made a close approach to Earth on Sept. 16, when it came within about 4.2 million miles (6.7 million kilometers). The asteroid is initially estimated to ...
Asteroid Steins in 3-D
(Phys.org) —Five years ago this week, ESA's Rosetta mission flew by asteroid Steins en route to comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko, where it will finally arrive next year after a decade in space.
What Killed the Dinosaurs?
Dinosaurs roamed the Earth for 135 million years. Filling every ecological niche, from the oceans, forests and plains; even the skies.
Researchers say a comet killed the dinosaurs
In a geological moment about 66 million years ago, something killed off almost all the dinosaurs and some 70 percent of all other species living on Earth. Only those dinosaurs related to birds appear to have ...