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  • two asteroids to pass near earth saturday

    Two asteroids to pass near Earth Saturday

    World | Mar 09, 2013, 06:53 AM IST

    Moscow, March 9: Two asteroids, one of them bigger in size than the celestial body that burst over Russia last month, will fly by the Earth Saturday, though not as close as to threaten collision.The

  • asteroid to have a close brush with earth on feb 16

    Asteroid to have a close brush with Earth on Feb 16

    India | Jan 31, 2013, 02:05 PM IST

    Kolkata, Jan 31 : A piece of rock will have a close encounter with the Earth Feb 16, coming closer than some of the geostationary satellites orbiting the planet, said an official.The near earth asteroid,

  • asteroid can narrowly miss earth in february 2013 but may

    Asteroid can narrowly miss Earth in February 2013, but may destroy satellites

    World | May 20, 2012, 11:00 AM IST

    Madrid, May 20: Astronomers at the LaSagra Observatory in Spain have disclosed that a  newly discovered 150-foot-wide asteroid may come so close to the Earth in February that it might hit satellites, Daily Mail reported.The

  • google plans to mine asteroids in space

    Google plans to mine asteroids in space

    World | Apr 23, 2012, 06:57 PM IST

    London, April 23 : Internet search engine giant Google and a former Microsoft software architect are backing a team of scientists to unveil plans to begin mining asteroids "to guarantee the human race's prosperity".According to

  • nasa spacecraft will pluck samples from asteroid

    NASA Spacecraft Will Pluck Samples From Asteroid

    World | May 26, 2011, 03:59 PM IST

    Los Angeles, May 26: A NASA spacecraft will reach out and touch an asteroid and send pieces back to Earth, the space agency announced Wednesday.The unmanned probe won't land on the rocky body. But it