asteroids

Crater From World’s Third Largest Asteroid Found In Australia
After witnessing some of the damage that a dinner table-sized meteor did last week after crashing into central Russia, imagine the magnitude of destruction that would have occurred if that flaming rock was the length of 18 football fields. Now stop imagining, because scientists say it happened.
What if Asteroid Hits Earth?
Let’s pretend the fly-by asteroid strikes Texas. What happens next?  Today’s the big day, when Asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within about 200,000 miles of our fair planet, and come slightly closer to the moon tomorrow.