University of Oregon researchers conducted the study.
13 Feb 2018 4:51 PM
The newly discovered space rock will pass within 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometres) of Earth on February 9.
09 Feb 2018 5:16 PM
New data reveal the interstellar interloper to be a rocky, cigar-shaped object with a somewhat reddish hue.
30 Nov 2017 1:43 PM
It’s thought to be about a quarter-mile long, and about 10 times longer than it is wide.
21 Nov 2017 1:03 PM
The precious metal platinum is already used in more than 50 per cent of cancer chemotherapies.
06 Nov 2017 4:20 PM
The research makes a more refined estimate of how much sulphur and carbon dioxide gas were ejected into Earths atmosphere after the event.
01 Nov 2017 5:35 PM
The exercise will continue for another week, as observatories keep tracking the asteroid as it departs Earth's neighbourhood.
13 Oct 2017 12:12 PM
The 2012 TC4, measuring at 15 to 30 meters, will miss the blue planet by 42,000kms.
11 Oct 2017 5:56 PM
The test mission is crucial if we are to develop the capacity to protect our planet from incoming projectiles.
22 Sep 2017 8:30 AM
The asteroid was discovered in 1981, and is named Florence after the famed 19th century founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.
31 Aug 2017 1:37 PM
Scientists are certain it will come no closer than 6,800 kilometres from the surface of Earth.
31 Jul 2017 8:57 AM
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is moving from concept development to preliminary design phase
02 Jul 2017 2:07 PM
The warning comes ahead of the Asteroid Day to be observed on June 30.
21 Jun 2017 6:33 PM
The new branch comprises objects moving together around the Sun, and the Earth encounters it once every few years for a period.
07 Jun 2017 8:17 AM
A new study has found that violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous effects produced by Earth-impacting asteroids.
21 Apr 2017 3:58 PM
The next scheduled close encounter with a big rock will not happen before 2027
19 Apr 2017 8:32 AM
An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on April 19 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance
15 Apr 2017 7:48 AM
NASA has predicted that a similar dinosaur wipeout event is overdue for Earth
18 Dec 2016 4:54 PM