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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.

Asteroid 2011 GP59

Space rock winks as it passes by

Tiny, tumbling asteroid passes close to Earth, enchanting amateur astronomers.

Illustration of a spacecraft heating part of Apophis' surface using mirrors

Tracking a dangerous asteroid

Astronomers are keeping a close eye on Apophis, which will have a near miss with Earth in 2029.

Artist's impression of an asteroid.

Another close shave for Earth

Our planet to have a “near miss” with an asteroid in October.

Asteroid Itokawa

Near misses for Earth today

Our planet to be buzzed by two small asteroids in the next 24 hours.