Asteroid will be close to hitting Earth in 2036

An asteroid may come uncomfortably close to Earth in 2036 and the United Nations should assume responsibility for a space mission to deflect it, a group of astronauts, engineers and scientists said. The 20-million-tonne asteroid could be heading the way towards Kamchatkans and Venezuelans. Californians have even more reason to worry the asteroid is more … [Read the full story]

Huge asteroid set to pass Earth

A huge asteroid is set to pass closer to Earth than the Moon next week – becoming the biggest space rock to do so in 35 years. The circular asteroid, named 2005 YU55, is about 1,300ft wide and will pass at a distance of 202,000 miles. The time of the nearest fly-by is expected to … [Read the full story]