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Chelyabinsk meteor

Earth has been hit 566 times over 20 years

A map released by NASA shows that Earth’s atmosphere was hit by small asteroids resulting in a fireball, on 556 separate occasions between 1994 and 2013.

An artist's impression of an asteroid breaking up

Asteroids are pounding a pulsar

Radio astronomers have found evidence that a tiny star called PSR J0738-4042 is being pounded by asteroids – large lumps of rock in space.

2012 DA14 trajectory past Earth

NASA to keep watch on asteroid

Asteroid 2012 DA14 will be under intense scrutiny as it zips past Earth this week.

Artist's impression of Sentinel's orbit

Sentinel telescope to protect Earth

New privately-funded space telescope will detect 500,000 dangerous asteroids.

View of Vesta's southern regions

Giant asteroid’s secrets revealed

NASA’s Dawn mission unlocks the history of Vesta, and finds it to be unique.

Path of a simulated minimoon

Earth’s other moons

Earth usually has more than one moon, say astronomers.

Space Rock – The movie

Space Rock – The movie

Earth-buzzing asteroid stars in a movie made from radar observations.

Radar image of asteroid 2005 YU55

Earth to be buzzed by asteroid

Aircraft carrier-sized space rock will pass closer than the Moon on November 9.

Dawn image of the surface of the asteroid Vesta

Latest Dawn image of Vesta

Close-up look at the giant asteroid’s rocky, cratered surface.

Full-frame image of Vesta

Vesta vistas streaming in

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft sets up camp in the asteroid belt.