It's asteroid versus volcano.
Location matters. Especially to extinction-causing asteroids.
The meek inherited the Earth instead
What we can learn from a massive meteor crater
Next year, scientists will start drilling into the issue
A set of newly released papers reconstruct the fireball's impact.
During the Late Heavy Bombardment, not even space rocks were safe. This is good news for historians of the solar system.
New data seems to suggest that one did.
Astronomers can retrace space rocks' paths to find their birthplace.
Space rocks are typically tiny and dark. Even if we could spot them, it wouldn't be until they were already upon us, and by then it's too late.
Confused about the difference between a meteorite and a killer asteroid? We've got you covered.
A meteorite streaked through the sky Friday morning, exploding over central Russia. Plant your eyeballs here for the latest updates. 3:15 p.m. EST: Russia Today writes that the estimated cost of damage has been revised down from 1 billion rubles to 400 million rubles, or about $13 million.
NASA is watching closer than ever as another space rock gives Earth a close shave. Soon, we'll get even closer as a new spacecraft visits an asteroid.
With Neil deGrasse Tyson, visiting a simulated asteroid under the sea
The most explicit look yet at the impact that wiped out more than half of all life on earth
My brother and I have a bet: Would it be possible to blow up Mars?
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Probability: Numbers for perspective, including odds of being squashed by an asteroid or suffocation by a plastic bag.