Topic: Paul Chodas
At 9:26 AM Eastern time on Monday, a small asteroid will make an extremely close pass to our planet, but there is no chance that it will strike it, say NASA officials.
A small object that buzzed our planet this month is likely a spent rocket stage, and not an asteroid, NASA officials said Thursday.
The list of cosmic objects that could hit Earth is growing. Scientists study satellite 'tractors' and nuclear weapons as ways to divert asteroids headed our way.