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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.

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.

Asteroid Itokawa

Near misses for Earth today

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