Earth’s nearest miss on record as small asteroid zips by closer than ISS

Last week, the Earth had its closest shave with an asteroid ever recorded, when a small space rock skimmed just 370 km (230 miles) above the surface. For comparison, that’s closer than the orbit of the International Space Station.Continue ReadingCatego… Continue reading Earth’s nearest miss on record as small asteroid zips by closer than ISS

Asteroid’s drifting orbit may impact chance of 2068 collision with Earth

There are plenty of rocks floating around the solar system, but Apophis has attracted more than its share of attention due to several projected close shaves with Earth in the coming decades. While most impacts have now been ruled out, a previously-over… Continue reading Asteroid’s drifting orbit may impact chance of 2068 collision with Earth

Rising Levels of Carbon Dioxide Increasing Extreme Weather Events in Australia, Report Finds

Australia’s climate has entered a new era of sustained extreme weather events, such as dangerous bushfires and heatwaves, courtesy of rising average temperatures, a new report by the nation’s two government climate science agencies has found. From a re… Continue reading Rising Levels of Carbon Dioxide Increasing Extreme Weather Events in Australia, Report Finds