Asteroid 2022 EB5 impacts Earth – the 5th predicted Earth impact on record

Asteroid 2022 EB5 impacts Earth – the 5th predicted Earth impact on record

A small Apollo-class asteroid designated 2022 EB5 impacted Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated southwest of Jan Mayen island in the Arctic Ocean at around 21:22 UTC on March 11, 2022. The object was discovered at GINOP-KHK observatory by Hungarian astronomer…

Large meteoritic event over Antarctica 430 000 years ago

Large meteoritic event over Antarctica 430 000 years ago

An international team of scientists has found new evidence that a low-altitude meteoritic event occurred over Antarctica 430 000 years ago. Cosmic particles recovered on the summit of Walnumfjellet indicate that an unusual touchdown event reached the continent's…

Researchers find more evidence of catastrophic cosmic impact 12 800 years ago

Researchers find more evidence of catastrophic cosmic impact 12 800 years ago

A group of researchers discovered more evidence of a catastrophic cosmic impact around 12 800 years ago that possibly caused the total destruction of Abu Hureyra in Syria. The site is believed to be one of the first towns on Earth where hunter-gatherers and nomads…

Researchers discover crater from largest known asteroid to ever hit Earth

Researchers discover crater from largest known asteroid to ever hit Earth

A newly published research suggests the crater left behind by the biggest asteroid to ever hit Earth has been found. Traces of the gigantic impact of the meteorite, which crashed on the planet approximately 790 000 years ago, have been observed across around 20% of…

Asteroid 2019 MO detected 12 hours before exploding over the Caribbean Sea

Asteroid 2019 MO detected 12 hours before exploding over the Caribbean Sea

A small asteroid designated 2019 MO entered Earth's atmosphere over the Caribbean Sea and exploded south of Puerto Rico at 21:25 UTC on June 22, 2019, 12 hours after it was discovered. The object was first detected just after 10:00 UTC (00:00 HST) on June 25 at…

Earth’s surface acts like liquid after deadly asteroid impact

Earth’s surface acts like liquid after deadly asteroid impact

A new research of a large 66 million years old asteroid crater, likely responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs and majority of other life on Earth, revealed how such impacts can cause a surface to behave like liquids, thus possibly providing habitats for emerging…

World’s largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia

World’s largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia

A 400 km-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite that broke in two moments before it slammed into the Earth has been found in central Australia. The crater from the impact millions of years ago has long disappeared, but a team of geophysicists has found the twin scars of