The next asteroid to hit Earth could be Apophis. Deep Astronomy states that the asteroid, which was discovered in 2004, could hit on April 13, 2036. More »

Ukrainian scientists discovered a large asteroid in late 2013 that could possibly strike the Earth on Aug. 26, 2032. If such a collision occurred, it would strike with a force 50 times greater than the largest atomic bom... More »

Earth has been hit by asteroids many times throughout its history. Space.com states there were 26 observed explosions attributed to asteroid strikes between the years 2000 and 2013. More »

Ukrainian scientists discovered a large asteroid in late 2013 that could possibly strike the Earth on Aug. 26, 2032. If such a collision occurred, it would strike with a force 50 times greater than the largest atomic bom... More »

Earth has been hit by asteroids many times throughout its history. Space.com states there were 26 observed explosions attributed to asteroid strikes between the years 2000 and 2013. More »

Ceres is the biggest asteroid with a diameter of approximately 590 miles. It was discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi in 1801, though he considered it a planet. Ceres is spherical in shape and orbits the sun between Mars and Ju... More »

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Discovered in 2004, 99942 Apophis is an asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 1,066 feet. This near-Earth object was originally given a 2.7 percent chance of a collision with Earth in 2029. However, subsequent cal... More »

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