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China to 'remove' asteroid on collision course with Earth?

China’s space agency plans to move an asteroid off-course by firing a missile at it.

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New find may be proof of dinosaurs' extinction

Stunningly preserved dinasour remains may could provide new evidence of a giant asteroid colliding with the Earth 'over 66 mil years ago'.

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NASA spacecraft will test smash an asteroid to 'save the planet'

Experiment will test whether knocking asteroid off trajectory could one day be used to prevent a space rock from crashing into the Earth.

NASA spacecraft will test smash an asteroid to 'save the planet'

Space rock will be travelling through space extraordinarily fast

On March 21, an asteroid nearly the size of the Golden Gate Bridge will sweep by Earth at an astonishingly fast pace.

"Near Earth" asteroid nothing to worry about

Watch: NASA spacecraft captures sample from asteroid

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reaches out its robotic arm to collect a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.

Watch: NASA spacecraft captures sample from asteroidplayer

NASA scientist warns of 'extinction-level' asteroid strike

NASA scientist warns that Earth is due for an 'extinction-level' event like a comet or asteroid strike and 'we won't be able to stop it.'

NASA scientist warns of 'extinction-level' asteroid strike

NASA Working on Asteroid Detection

NASA is working on asteroid warning systems that can detect objects from space like the one that struck Russia last week

NASA Working on Asteroid Detection, Says They are Rare

Big Asteroid Passes 'Near' Earth

Astronomers were giddy on Tuesday as an asteroid a quarter of a mile in diameter passed between the Earth and Moon.

Big Asteroid Passes 'Near' Earth