Stadium-Sized "Beast" Asteroid Will Nearly* Smash Into Earth Tomorrow

Asteroid 2014 HQ 124, a.k.a. The Beast, is a football stadium-sized behemoth, estimated at nearly a quarter of a mile wide. And on Sunday, it's gonna come perilously close to our beloved home planet. How close? Just a mere 777,000 miles away. In space terms, that's about as close as it gets. » 6/07/14 3:00pm 6/07/14 3:00pm

NASA Proudly Returns To Take Photo Of The Hole It Made

Six years ago, NASA blasted a hole into comet Tempel 1. Now it's gone back to survey the damage anew and continue observations, with its Stardust-NExT probe photographing the mess made by 2005's Deep Impact. The crater made by Deep Impact is 150 metres across, and can just about be seen in the before and after shots… » 2/17/11 5:40am 2/17/11 5:40am