Lasers could be used to deflect asteroids on potential collision courses with Earth, according to a new study.
A massive scar that appeared in Jupiter's atmosphere last summer was caused by an asteroid 'the size of the Titanic', says NASA.
Japanese scientists say they're certain that particles captured by the Hayabusa spacecraft are indeed from the Itokawa asteroid.
Astronomers have spotted what's been confirmed as a collision between two asteroids that took place just last year beyond the orbit of Mars.
A dangerously large asteroid could hit the earth in 2182 - and it needs to be deflected by 2080 at the latest, according to a global research team.
The Rosetta spacecraft has captured the first, high-quality pictures of the "Lutetia" asteroid.
Japan's Hayabusa mission, the first to collect samples from an asteroid, made a successful return to earth last night in the Australian outback.
The Secure World Foundation (SWF) has warned the UN that it may be too disorganised to avoid disaster in the event of a major meteorite strike.
A major international study has found overwhelming evidence that a massive asteroid impact in did indeed wipe out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.