Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth - Yahoo News

A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometres (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close. But not too close. Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid came nearest at 12:20 GMT and is ...

See the big peanut-shaped asteroid zooming by Earth Wednesday - CNET

These 30 images show all the face of asteroid JO25. NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR. Asteroid 2014 JO25 looks like something you'd find in a snack bag at a ballgame. NASA released a series of images of the peanut-shaped space rock on Tuesday just prior to its ...

Newly discovered planet appears to have right combination to support life, astronomers say - Globalnews.ca

An artist's impression shows the exoplanet LHS 1140b, which orbits a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. ESO/spaceengine.org. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor.

Worried about gigantic asteroids hurtling towards Earth? There's a graph for that - Wired.co.uk

In 1908, an asteroid crashed into a forest in Siberia. The force is estimated to have flattened 80 million trees with the heat from the burning rock being felt up to 35 miles away. The Tunguska event, as it became known, released energy equivalent to ...

Giant asteroid makes its closest approach to Earth in centuries - CBS News

A huge, shiny, peanut-shaped asteroid reportedly swung safely by Earth Wednesday morning, coming within a distance of 1.1 million miles of the planet — about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The bright asteroid 2014 JO25 came towards ...

Day of Judgment Not Nigh, Yet: Giant Asteroid Heading for Earth, Will Miss, Just - Sputnik International

A vast asteroid thrusting through space at 33 kilometers per second is set to rush past Earth April 20 - while it will miss the planet by almost two million kilometers, the impending blast-by is perhaps a reminder that mankind must be vigilant, and ...

NASA just filmed a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid flying near Earth, and it may be 2 times bigger than thought - Yahoo Finance

The space rock looks like a peanut and may be twice as big as some of the tallest skyscrapers on Earth. It will safely fly past Earth on Wednesday, April 19. NASA recently turned down an asteroid-hunting telescope program to find objects like 2014 JO25.