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Incoming: Series of ‘near-Earth’ asteroids hurtling past our planet this week

Incoming: Series of ‘near-Earth’ asteroids hurtling past our planet this week

Between Wednesday and Sunday, 11 space rocks are due to whizz past our planet at varying distances. The largest of the Near Earth Objects (NEOs) is believed to be up to 140 meters (160 feet) wide, according to asteroid monitors. Three such space bodies are due to pass on Wednesday alone, while Saturday will see four zoom by, according to NASA data

Draconids meteor shower to fill UK skies with fireballs tonight – how to spot it

Draconids meteor shower to fill UK skies with fireballs tonight – how to spot it

STARGAZERS are in luck as the Draconids meteor shower should be lighting up the night sky tonight and tomorrow. The annual October shower is usually a good time to spot shooting stars and as many as 1,000 can be on display per hour. Alamy This image was taken in Russia during the Draconid meteor shower last year[/caption] However, it’s more realistic

Russian Scientists Reveal Nuking Asteroid Heading Towards Earth is a Safe Option

Russian Scientists Reveal Nuking Asteroid Heading Towards Earth is a Safe Option

A group of Russian scientists claims that using nuclear weapons in the event of a looming asteroid impact is both safe and effective. The group says that following certain conditions, it would help prevent a collision without doing any harm to our planet. The team of scientists suggests hitting the asteroid while it is approaching the Earth. It is