The alert status for one of the archipelago’s most active volcanoes was raised to the highest level on Sunday after the mountain repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions in recent days.
New research shows distinctive rock is more than twice as old as previously thought – and could expose signs of ancient Martian life
The unusual object has been compared to a "rotating lawn sprinkler" and has led astronomers to develop a new theory of how asteroids 'die'
People directly under its flight were knocked off their feet and many others suffered sunburn or eye damage as they looked at the intense fireball
Collector reveals how Chelyabinsk meteorite got from deep space to Edinburgh auction room
"Potentially Hazardous Asteroids" (PHAs) can be as far away as 7.5 million kilometers
Researchers said the event was the 'most powerful ever recorded' by the system
The new discovery is thankfully only 300 metres across and orbits at a safe distance from Earth
Hodgson hears chants about defender but preferred to focus on Tuesday’s game
The meteoric rise in traffic is due to the rise of social media and lucrative advertising by its parent company
Head of Nasa made statement at hearing held to establish what was being done and how much money is needed to better protect the planet for asteroids and meteors
The final path of meteor that injured about 1,000 people as it blasted to earth over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk has been plotted by astronomers.
Many of those wounded, 67 of whom are children, were hurt by broken glass caused by shockwaves and hurtling debris
An asteroid as big as an Olympic swimming pool has narrowly missed the Earth this evening, becoming the closest ever for an object of that size.
Perhaps mother nature is telling us to take this threat a little more seriously
Typically the preserve of science-fiction, now top of the news agenda, the prospect of an asteroid striking earth is raising alarm. This morning a meteor streaked across the sky in Russia, causing explosions and injuring 400 people. Later today a 150-ft asteroid will shave past earth at 17,000 miles distance, the closest recorded. If it hit, it could flatten London. So what defences do we have?