Milky Way still rings like a bell after cosmic crash

Our galaxy is still reverberating from a strike by a small galaxy or massive dark matter structure.

Near miss for Earth in 2040, says asteroid team

A large asteroid that initially had scientists worried has only a small chance of striking the Earth in 2040, says NASA.

Evidence found for huge asteroid strike

Scientists say they've found more evidence of a major impact by a comet or asteroid, some 13,000 years ago.

Model shows effects of giant meteorite strike

Ever wondered exactly what would happen if a massive meteorite hit the Earth? Princeton University scientists can show you.

Team warns of potential catastrophe from meteorite strike

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.